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Running Programmer at Hottest setting?

I have had my programmer for a while and always seem to leave it on the hottest setting anytime I am not towing. I am getting better fuel economy and its nice to have the extra power on tap if needed. My question is am I hurting the engine or tranny at all to constantly run on the max power setting? Its an 03 7.3 with 105K on it and I dont want to hurt anything.
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Re: Running Programmer at Hottest setting?

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I have had my programmer for a while and always seem to leave it on the hottest setting anytime I am not towing. I am getting better fuel economy and its nice to have the extra power on tap if needed. My question is am I hurting the engine or tranny at all to constantly run on the max power setting? Its an 03 7.3 with 105K on it and I dont want to hurt anything.
thanks in advance
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No not unless there is a shifting issue. These darn diesels are so denutted from the factory as it is.

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Re: Running Programmer at Hottest setting?

What "programer''?

If your running on the extreme setting on a custom tuned chip, your A-ok\

Running an Edge on the extreme setting, well just crawl under your truck and spend quality time with your tranny cause it wont be there for long.

As far as the engine goes, like Andy said, these things are very underpowered from the factory so it can easily handle an "extreme" setting

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Re: Running Programmer at Hottest setting?

ive been on the hottest setting on my dp for a little over a year with no trouble on a 99 with 200k's on her.

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Re: Running Programmer at Hottest setting?

As long as you are keeping the egts inline you are fine. The thing that will hurt/shorten the engine life is how you drive it more than what chip setting its on. Drive it easy the engine will last. Running like a raped ape all the time #### will start wearing out faster.
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