[200q20v] new(er) VDO EGT gauges

Mike Miller mikemilr at blackfoot.net
Mon Dec 4 10:59:03 EST 2000

----- Original Message -----
From: "Glen Dustin Powell" <gpowell at ennovatenetworks.com>

> With the old gauge I saw about 5-600 @ idle and 1000-1100 max, but this is
> from memory as the old gauge had not been working well for some time and
> would I think stick well below the actual temp. With the new gauge I see
> about 1200 @ idle and 1350 on the road. I will re-check the numbers, I
> installed it and need to observe and record some data so I am not working
> from memory. I had thought, in general, that 1300 was approaching the
> zone. So with the old gauge I thought I was well in the safe zone, but
> the new it seems to be very much on the high side of safe.
> Actual observed data to follow.....
> -glen

Wow - the 1200 @ idle seems high, but all I can base that on is my turbo
diesel F-250. I see about 200 at idle, and about 375 or so crusing down the
road at 65 mph. Increase speed to 80 and I see about 550. Throw 8000 lbs of
trailer behind it, and I see about 600 at 65. Seems to me you are seeing a
very small change from idle to road speed. I look forward to the actual
observed data.


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