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Towing temps mid 90's ambient temps

Ok guys I just got back from a beach trip with my 5th wheel. So on the trip the truck for the majority of the time would run ECT 215-221 and EOT 225-234. A few times would get to 227 ECT. This was all on fairly flat ground. On the trip back it would do the same thing but wanted to run 222ECT and 232 EOT on The highway. I pulled over at one point because I was concerned it was running to hot. What is everyone's take on this.
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I think you're OK. I can only compare this to my BPD oil cooler towing in AZ in temps up to 110. What you have is not that different from what I have. It may be about 10° hotter, but that is subjective. If the fan kicks in like a jet engine at 220° ECT, you're fine. My assumption is the higher temps were up a slight incline. I would watch it to make sure it does not go up. IMO not worth the effort of chasing down what it could be.

These trucks are built to handle temps like that. Especially with a good synthetic oil. It should not see those temps unless towing. It won't defuel until EOT of 254°.

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I pull a fairly light 5th wheel and see an average of 205-215 coolant and oil 210-220 on flat ground in the California Valley heat it climbs up fairly quickly when I am in elevation in the heat but it really depends on the weight of the 5th wheel mine is right around 10000 loaded.
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I am going to say mine is roughly 10,000 - 12,000. Just on flat ground it seemed hard to keep it cooled trying to stay the speed limit.
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What are ways to get these numbers down I would like to go to the mountains and dont wanna have to 30 just to keep it cool and dont wanna have to pull over to let it cool down. Would a egr delete help.
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On my last trip from Virginia to Ohio, pulling a 8K travel trailer up over the Blue Ridge (some long 7% grades) I ran between 195-212 degrees on ECT. I could tell you what my EOT was but the needle never moved from just below center. The truck is stock, however I'm in the process of some serious upgrades to improve reliability and performance. It's a very low mileage 6.0 in great shape so instead of $72K for a new truck I'd rather take a good truck and make it a great truck.
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Ok so I am getting ready to make a trip to the beach and I am worried about the temps again. So I have been reading some more posts and I am wondering g would I see a big difference in temps if I did the 7.3 fan clutch mod. I have read were several people have seen big differences in using this mod. To me it makes since if the fan runs faster and kick on sooner would help keep the temps down. If anyone who has done this mod please give me your opinions. I dont think I have a plugged oil cooler or a egr problem since my deltas rarely get over 10 degrees. I also plan on taking radiator out and try to flush and clean any degree that may be caked in the fins.
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Just do the blue wire mod and enjoy the beach.

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Just do the blue wire mod and enjoy the beach.
So the blue wire mod will work just as good so what would be a good temp to cut it on like at 215.

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So the blue wire mod will work just as good so what would be a good temp to cut it on like at 215.
I think that depends on your normal operating temp and towing conditions. I'd probably flip it on at 10 degrees or so over normal and/or before a climb or long pull.

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