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Highest EGTs?

Edward A. Sanchez Edward A. Sanchez
Administrator | Posts: 2112 | Joined: 07/06
Posted: 12/11/07
11:20 AM

What are the highest EGT readings you've gotten while towing? Was there any damage, or was the truck fine afteward? How do you control EGTs while towing?  

dieselman1 dieselman1
New User | Posts: 6 | Joined: 01/08
Posted: 01/25/08
11:00 AM

ive got mine up to 1500 but i cant hold it there for long cus ill melt the pistons. best way to lower egts while towing is down shift get ur rpms up and keep ur foot outta the pedal  

Edward A. Sanchez Edward A. Sanchez
Administrator | Posts: 2112 | Joined: 07/06
Posted: 01/25/08
11:28 AM

What if you're going uphill? Just slow down?  

rancher38 rancher38
User | Posts: 81 | Joined: 07/07
Posted: 01/27/08
09:19 PM

1250 max allday long 38,000lbs on my f350s  

sandslinger79 sandslinger79
Enthusiast | Posts: 401 | Joined: 12/07
Posted: 01/27/08
09:30 PM

I have been up to 175o for about 3 min Yes the truck was fine afterwards but i really dont recommend doing this.Wasn't my truck so i didnt really care would never do it in my truck.  
2006 Dodge ram 2500 Crew cab short bed, K&N intake, Bully Dog Triple Dog W/ Crazy Larry, Quadzilla boost fooler, Boost & Pyro on A-Pillar, Magnaflow Exhaust.


Jim_W Jim_W
New User | Posts: 6 | Joined: 08/08
Posted: 10/13/08
06:30 PM

I have had 1450F when towing and in regen coming back from SD. I figured that If I did not have the gage for the EGT in the 6.7L I would not have know this temp at all. Per Dodge in their O and M guide they explain that you should let the engine idle for 5 min when stop before shutting off if you are towing.  Since I am stock and I want to see if I have any Turbo issue, I ran at this temp of 1450F. I did notice that I did not regen again until I was home this was after 700 miles from the time I regen last. So I think the new 6.7L water cooled Turbos and exhaust system will run hotter then the older 5.9L engines.  
2008 2500HD Mega Cab SLT, 6.7L CTD 68RFE,Optix Gauges Pyro, Boost, Trans Temp A Piller mount, Silver, Westin Side Steps,Line-X Spray in Bed Liner Over the rails, Bed Cover, Prodigy BC, 15K Reese hitch and pulling a 11K 5er

Edward A. Sanchez Edward A. Sanchez
Administrator | Posts: 2112 | Joined: 07/06
Posted: 10/14/08
03:11 PM

Yeah, the upside to driving more aggressively and producing higher EGTs in the newer diesels is that they don't go into re-gen as often, because you're doing the job for it!  Smile  

Big.Pipes2003 Big.Pipes2003
New User | Posts: 12 | Joined: 03/08
Posted: 10/14/08
08:02 PM

are you asking cause you are having a problem with this or just curious about possible safeguards, i have had mine up to 1600 only for a minute or so, but with a few upgrades i honestly havent broken more than 1200 even with a trailer behind the rig.  Just take your foot outta the pedal, goin at a slower speed with a load uphill will save you alot of money in the long run  
2003 Dodge 2500 Cummins, 6" Superlift, 35" Swamper SSR, Custom 6" mbpr stacks, Bullydog tuner, outlook monitor, and intake

tw15ford tw15ford
New User | Posts: 35 | Joined: 08/09
Posted: 03/06/10
08:03 AM

yeah 1500 is to hot i dont like mine over 1250 if you can add a intercooler. another option is dual exhast if 5 inch duals dont help put a set of 7 inch staks on it and get some gauges or a power pda from banks to monitor it. also banks has safe gaurds on there programers they are set at 1450 once you hit that they automaticly shut you down to a cooler egt  

pbrbullhauler pbrbullhauler
Enthusiast | Posts: 556 | Joined: 03/09
Posted: 03/06/10
10:07 AM

1500 on a stock 07 5.9 no damage  

tw15ford tw15ford
New User | Posts: 35 | Joined: 08/09
Posted: 03/07/10
03:25 PM

to be on the safe side keep it under 1450  

mjamgb mjamgb
New User | Posts: 7 | Joined: 08/12
Posted: 08/29/12
10:13 AM

On grades I keep it at 1250 or less (Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins w/ AT) and shut down to cool it if AT temps get too high and/or the engine temps peg.

Probably the only reason I haven't blown up my AT yet (a 1997).

So, out of curiosity, how do you guys know you have had "no damage" running high EGTs? Did a tear-down and inspection or just no nasty noises yet?