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Old 07-14-2008, 11:29 AM   #15
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Looks good up there. I wouldn't think it would hamper your vision either. It's rite there in the corner of your eye. Nice Job. When U begin climbing grades U will defineatly see how it works. It sounds like the stinger is one the "hot side" of the turbo. I prefer it to be on the cool side. Which is behind the turbo. These things get really hot(stingers/probes) and I have seen them fail and the stinger go thru the turbo which destroys the fans. The only difference is about 200 degrees U just have to take that into consideration with on a pull and U see 1000 degrees U know thats to hot and back out of the throttle or drop a gear.Also Kevin U use it to know when the engine is cool before any shut-down its not like a gas engine u just pull in a shut it down. I think the exhaust temp should be around 350 to 400 degrees. I have never had a pryometer on my 7.3 so Im just guessing on the temps, I usually idle 2 -3 minutes before any shut down even when not towing.
I have 70K miles now with no problems.
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I think I will look into getting a setup like that. Thanks Kevin
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Hi Roger,

Yes, the EGT is post turbo. I think I can set the unit to read pre turbo as well, but haven't got to read the whole manual yet. I know Ford has put a bunch of pyrometers with these new "clean" diesels. If it fails it will be a warranty thing and not from me drilling.....

So far I do like it. It is out of sight and I can remove it if I don't want it seen if I park in a not so safe area....
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Old 07-14-2008, 09:44 PM   #16
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Well, I got them installed and I ended up not using the "pod". I have it Velcro'd on the dash. All of 3 minutes for the whole install.

Soo.... I agree maybe I don't need them, but it sure felt good to know what was going on. This was the first gages I have every used, so it was kinda neat.

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I too have been considering one of these for my F250 FX4.

Am I correct in assuming that you purchased an Edge Insight WITHOUT the EGT probe, AND that you are able to monitor the EGT because that data is available through the OBDII connector and will be displayed on the Edge screen?

It was not clear to me when looking at the Edge products web site so I thought I'd ask someone who has actually had some experience with this on a 6.4L.

The other question I have is about your ability to remove the unit by simply pulling the plug and the monitor and storing them somewhere out of sight. Is this a somewhat seamless process that can be done easily when entering a parking lot to do grocery shopping? What about putting it back in place?

Thanks,

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Old 07-14-2008, 10:34 PM   #17
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I too have been considering one of these for my F250 FX4.

Am I correct in assuming that you purchased an Edge Insight WITHOUT the EGT probe, AND that you are able to monitor the EGT because that data is available through the OBDII connector and will be displayed on the Edge screen?

It was not clear to me when looking at the Edge products web site so I thought I'd ask someone who has actually had some experience with this on a 6.4L.

The other question I have is about your ability to remove the unit by simply pulling the plug and the monitor and storing them somewhere out of sight. Is this a somewhat seamless process that can be done easily when entering a parking lot to do grocery shopping? What about putting it back in place?

Thanks,

Jim
Hi Jim

Yes, and Yes...

No probe needed for the 6.4, as all factory ones are read by the monitor, and yes, install was 3 minutes, and I can unplug it and remove the display in 10 secs. All that would show is a strip of Velcro and the small plug to the monitor, which, would hardly be seen next to the A pillar anyways.

I'm still making my way thru the manual and other diesel forums to set up the displays and learn what it can do, but right out of the box I got EGTs, ECT, Tranny temp, Boost, and some others that I don't remember.
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