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Towing/power question

2539 Views 11 Replies 7 Participants Last post by  SteveBaz
Hello Everyone - I was wondering if some of you could give me your best advise. We have a '96 Powerstroke that we are using to pull a 44' enclosed car trailer with two cars. Going up hills the truck seems to really labor ... EGT's are around 1000-1100. I know that with this setup I am not going to be flying up and down the hills however it seems like I should be able to go along pretty good.

The turbo was just rebuilt - I am getting about 10psi of boost. We are also running an EDGE clip ...

Is there anything I can/should do to help her out? The engine really seems to run well - No smoke or anything. Any suggestions or is this just the way of these trucks?
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Since you're towing, you might consider turning the exhaust backpressure valve into an exhaust brake.

The general consensus (on the interwebs, at least) seems to be the Edge stuff runs hot, especially on the '94-'97 trucks. There are a bunch of options when it comes to an adjustable chip. My recommendation is Tyrant Diesel (Cale Thompson). I really like his programming and the adjustments to the transmission shifting. :cool:

Cheers from Claremore, OK! :)
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