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Old 06-13-2006, 08:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What should my EGT's be?

I finally got my diesel back on the road and the new clutch is awesome! The tranny bellhousing/main case looks good too! I started driving it to work on Monday and while driving down to school going up hills in Northern Kentucky on the highway my EGT's were running 800-1000 degrees at 70 mph in 6th gear blowing 5-10 psi. The EGTs normally run 400 or so if you're not running boost, or getting into it. I had it on Economy setting (+50 HP) and was turning about 2K rpms. Also, the truck was totally unloaded. Is that normal, or what should my EGT's be?

My truck had a Western Diesel cold air intake but the flat filter it used got messed up so the previous owner put an open air conical type on. It's only about 5" long and 2 people have told me they think it's way too small. If my EGT's are too high I'm thinking that filter cold be starving it for air.

Also, you can see the current cone filter on my cardomain page in the 4th picture. The yellow pipe was from the Western Diesel Kit and it's sitting in the box where the ram air comes in from behind the grill.
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Old 06-13-2006, 10:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: What should my EGT's be?

boost that high, with egts that high, means the truck is working. pretty puzzling that it holds that on the flats.

id be looking at plugged exhaust.
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So you think the problem is in my exhaust and not in having too small of an air filter? I have a full 4" from the turbo back, no cat. I'm not sure on the brand b/c it was already on there, but the muffler looks kinda like a giant glass pack (bullet shaped).
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Re: What should my EGT's be?

i spose it could be intake too. are you sure this was steady state, not during acceleration?
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Re: What should my EGT's be?

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.
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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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OK, awesome info thanks JimTJr! This is my first Diesel (after wanting one for years!!!) and I just wanted to be sure everything was alright and I wasn't hurting it, especially since I plan on towing my 27' Travel trailer this weekend, if I can get all the wiring for the brake controller & 7 pin connector straightened out, they made a real mess of a truck that had all the towing & wiring there factory.

I especially appreciate you telling me how to lower EGT's. I was worrying about what I'd do towing my trailer if the EGT got up too high. I downshifted to 5th when they got up to 1000+ and noticed they did come down, but wasn't sure if that was the way to do it or not.
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Re: What should my EGT's be?

yeah, mine goes to 900 pretty much on a whim.

takes a fair amount to get it to 1100 though. To get it another 150 degrees to 1250 takes a LONG time up a BIG hill with a BIG trailer.
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OK, sounds great! Thanks for easing my worried mind!

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Your welcome and enjoy that workhorse of a truck ya got now!!!
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Will do thanks! I just test towed my 27' camper (yes the wiring actually worked out and the brake box was good too) Man what a friggin' difference over my 5.4L Expedition! I love this thing even more now!!!
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