Got my first Diesel 10-30
Join Date: Oct 2006
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highest EGT? 1700
I pulled out on the highway from work the other day. I let the truck warm up for a minute or two so that silly little exhaust valve would open. I pull out and I have no power. I'm trying to get up to at least 40mpg and I glance up and see my pyro guage at 17. I let up and it finally opens about 5 minutes later, but just curious what's the highest you guys have seen. I live in the mountains and smaller hills is 10 to 12 and if I'm going up a long steep hill I see 15. I haven't seen the numbers while towing.
Also, can I just unplug the exhaust valve? Any negative consequences?
96 F-350 XLT 4x4 Quadcab, 7.3, auto, 300k, 3.5 gears, 4" exhaust, 3.5" downpipe, Tymar intake, guages, and superchips 1701 tuner