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Ok guys just got an edge cts for monitoring and need to know around what temps everything should be running at like egt, tranny,coolant!! Have no idea what's good and what's bad plz where can I find a list of good and bad or do y'all have any help or advise!
 

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Well temps vary a little bit depending on temperature outside. For instance my EGTs are usually as low as 550 while cruising at hwy speeds on flat ground when OAT is like 30*F or so and as high as 700 with the same sort of driving with OAT at like 85*F+. Now of course these values go up if I go up a steep grade or something.

Tranny I usually see anywhere from high 130s to low 140s when it is cold out side and as high as 180*F :eek: when it is hot (80*F+) and towing outside.

ECT usually 188-192F all the time.

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Temps for ECT and EOT should be no more than 15* different, anything under 200 is ok IMO, but normally 180-195ish.
EGTs all depend on how youre driving, if you see anything over 1400 (unless youre WOT) id start to get worried
 

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When pulling I see water temp as high as 235, oil 240, egts I keep under 1400 for short pulls, under 1250 for longer pulls, trans as high as 210.
 

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235??? 240!?!?! :eek:
 

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Things get warm when you pull, the truck gets worked. 6% grade with 25,000 lbs. On flates it was about 200.
 

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And I'm at 4500-10000' above sea level. Air is thin.
 

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What should everything be at idle after just a few mins of warmup
 

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cold
 

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i'm sorry I just couldnt resist. In all honesty it depends on the outside temperature but generally things dont heat up real fast with these trucks as they have large amounts of fluids.

How about this. Why dont you post some numbers and see what kind of feedback you get? i think this will serve you better as it is very hard to gauge your non-specific numbers. Hope this helps.
 

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Thanks alot it's a weekend driver and next time I take a lil ride I will record the temps and post hanks alot for the help guys
 

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I see ect from 140-200 driven around, out side temp plays a big roll in it, oil temp is 0-15* higher, load and temp change it, mostly 10* diff, my trans stays around 150-165.
 

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EOT/ECT will let you observe indirectly the condition of your oil cooler (you want these values to remain within 15 degrees of each other) Mine run ECT 192-194* EOT 200* when pulling my 14k 5er on flat ground add 10* to each when going up a 6% grade 6mi long ECT 218* EOT 228* and the fan sounds like a jet plane and 90* outside. I think at 10* your oil cooler is getting plugged from silicate drop out from the Ford Gold coolant, at that time you may need a EGR cooler and oil cooler but a flush first with Restore and Restore+ and distilled water and a new Ford T/stat.
FP so you can protect your fuel injectors (stay between 45 and 70 psi) fuel pressure under 45lbs at WOT will kill injectors and over 70-75lbs at idle may blow o-rings
EGT stay below 1350 degrees F so you don't melt metal components you can go to 1500* for a very short time when pulling i try and stay under 1300* temps between 12-1300* you can run all day long. When you shut down the temp should be around 350-360* to save the turbo from cokeing, Syn oil will help a 5w40 and your injectors will like it also.
TFT so you don't overheat mine runs 140-165* when pulling 180*
Boost--Max boost on a stock motor 28lbs i try and not go over 25lbs pulling to keep from stretching the TTY head bolts.
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Ok about 50degrees outside and ect anywhere from 188-192 and eot anywhere from 194-198 tranny stayed around 150 not pulling anything running 55-60. Egt stayed around 500's unless heavy acceleration. Does this sound about right
 

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Thats sounds right to me.
 

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Yep me too.
 
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