Howdy all, 1997 F350 stock tires and 4.10 gears
Split shot injectors stock AB
Riff Raff 6637 intake
, stock exhaust otherwise
I am about to make a 2,500 mile road trip in my 1997 CA out to Southwest Colorado with an ending elevation of about 9-10K feet for an elk hunt. For what this truck is I reckon we will not have a lot of weight in it, large coolers, hunting and cold weather camping supplies for me and my brother.
Here's my question, driving through the mountains on a stock tune with the modifications listed is it a good idea for me to get a pyrometer?
I will be driving the passes with RPM in mind, but I have never had a pyrometer on this truck before so I am not quite sure the exact way to drive it on these longer grades or passes. I know that I need the engine to breathe to keep the EGT
in check, but to what limit? In direct drive/OD off, what should my target RPMs be? I can't imagine that the engineers could let us get into trouble with a factory set fuel map
and not even close to max payload in the truck, but I like to be careful in these types of situations if I don't know concretely how my EGTs
I am probably over-thinking this, but I wanted to cast out a line to all of you. The modifications that I have done supposedly help drop the EGTs
as well, but how much I am not sure. For reference, the most boost I have seen on the MAP
sensor was 20PSI, which leads me to believe if I have any boost leaks they are not bad enough to really hurt my EGTs
Any other info you all would like to know please let me know. Would love to hear your thoughts on the situation at hand.
I hope this is in the correct section.