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EGT, trans, engine, intake air temps on Cummins Dodge

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by JDiepstra, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
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    EGT, trans, engine, intake air temps on my Cummins Dodge

    Hi guys. I was watching my Edge Juice with Attitude and other gauges while I was plowing this morning. It was just a light snow so now big deal but I was pretty happy with the numbers I was seeing.

    Intake air temp got up to 80 for a short time but was usually in the 60's. Not bad considering there is a 9'2" plow blocking the grill.

    Trans temps never went over 180 degrees. The highest I saw was on the highway going about 65. Coming off the highway the TC unlocked and it warmed up a bit. Like I said before, this was LIGHT plowing, so I expect higher temps in the future.

    Crusing the highway EGT's hovered right around 600 and turbo boost was around 10 PSI. The plow definately required a little more boost to keep the truck at speed.

    Engine temp never even hit the 200 mark.

    Fuel PSI was hovering just under 10 on the highway.

    Wasn't watching fuel psi, egt, or boost gauges while plowing. Nothing out of normal range.

    Does anyone care? I can post more numbers through the season if anyone is interested in how our trucks compare.
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2008
  2. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    i care and thanks for posting up. i have an 06 CTD and you #'s sound right on. except my boost is about 5 on the hiway(like u said bc the plow and all) its higher.
     
  3. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
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    Yeah, I liked your post so if you want to keep putting those numbers up as the season goes along that would be great.

    I have very similar numbers to what you've got except my boost is higher than 10psi at highway speed. I don't know what would cause that but I don't think it's a big deal.
     
  4. DAFFMOBILEWASH

    DAFFMOBILEWASH PlowSite.com Addict
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    Have an 06 mostly stock. Love to install a Smarty jr or simular but I am leary of issues. Factory settings are great although plug and play is tempting. As of this weeked running down the HWy the truck was reading 24.6MPG !!!!! I sure don't want to mess with that ##.

    As of now I've deleted the mufler, sillencing ring and gutted the tube! Any thing else I can do before an tuner???

    DAFF
     
  5. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
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    I can get my gauge to read 99.9mpg ;) Those things are not accurate, you need to calculate your mileage the old fashioned way to know exactly what you're getting.
     
  6. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
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    I can get 200 out of my trans temps :confused:
     
  7. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
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    no worries i see 200 all the time when towing
     
  8. DAFFMOBILEWASH

    DAFFMOBILEWASH PlowSite.com Addict
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    Even long hand the MPG guage is accurate with in 5-10%. On the last tank the MPG average was 19.7MPG. That was including warm up time. Never less I am super happy with the truck.
     
  9. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
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    I wouldn't worry about that either. I am sure I will see it when I am plowing more snow.
     
  10. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
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    What air intake / filter are you running?
     
  11. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
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    Can you post a few details about your truck?
     
  12. DAFFMOBILEWASH

    DAFFMOBILEWASH PlowSite.com Addict
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    Still have the factory stuff on the intake and air filter. Was going to swiss cheese the air box but not sure with all the winter driving. Snow will ofter infiltrate the engine compartment. Still love the sound of the turbo spooling up and the response of my six year old. "Daddy is that a jet under the hood???" Got to love the Cummins.
     
  13. MIDTOWNPC

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
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    Ive got gauges on 1 truck. I will post some numbers also, lets compare.

    Is your truck stock otherwise?
    what stage were you on?
    My 2001 has guages, 4 in stainless exhaust, tranny (deeper pan, cooler, billet and shift kit) hyper tech stage 3 chip.
     
  14. Joe Snow

    Joe Snow Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    Hell yeah.... Great information. I've got guages on my CTD too. Just haven't been able to read them while plowing (no snow yet).
    I'd be real pleased if I got similar results.

    Thanks!
     
  15. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
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    Well, here's my mods... Edge Juice with Attitude, AFE Blade Runner, DPP Cool Red Hose, AFE PG7 in stock airbox with a 4" hole in the bottom and a hose running down for cooler air, HTS valve body, deep tranny pan, fuel psi and tranny temp gauges, train horns w/ 200 psi pump and 5 gal tank, Black H2 rims with 315's in the spring thru fall, pocket fender flares when the 315's are on, stock rims w 285's in winter. I think that's it.
     
  16. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
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  17. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
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    Same year and engine that you've got. It's a 3500 dually, auto trans, 4.10 rear end...completely stock.
     
  18. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
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  19. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
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    oh yeah, and it's also an auto with 4.10's. not so good for fuel mileage on the highway!
     
  20. JDiepstra

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