Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: St. Louis, mo. Area
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Re: What should my EGT's be?
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No, it runs like 400-600 when I'm not accelerating or going up a hill. When it was getting up to like 800-1000, I was going up hills on the highway in Overdrive (6th). I wasn't accelerating, but when going up the hill I had to press a little harder on the throttle to keep my speed up. That's when my boost gauge went up to 5-10 psi and the EGT's started climbing quickly. Perhaps this is normal, but since it's rated to pull a 12.5K # trailer, I didn't think it should be working so hard to get up a slight hill on a highway.
[/ QUOTE ] Your temps sound totaly normal. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] Relax, 800-1000* is NOT WORKING HARD for these motors, just sit back and drive it. IT is good that you are watching your gauges and wonder what is normal, But really just driving empty and with no hill, give it a little fuel pedal. See what the EGTs do. They will move ANYTIME you move the fuel pedal almost instantaneously,, and you dont have ANYTHING to worry about unless it gets to around 1300* SUSTAINED,, that would be with your toyhauler, up a steep grade, lugging the motor in 6th, if your temps get too high, downshift and increase the RPMs, this increases air flow thru the motor and will lower EGTs substantially.
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