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Old 03-13-2019, 01:28 PM   #71
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My old truck has cool down, itís called leave it idle while I check in at the campground, and then at my site. Pyrometer has to read under 400 for me to consider turning the key.
Wow, that hot? I would wait until I reading at or very close to 300 degrees.
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Old 03-13-2019, 01:34 PM   #72
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My old truck has cool down, itís called leave it idle while I check in at the campground, and then at my site. Pyrometer has to read under 400 for me to consider turning the key.
Works for me. That's how I do mine.
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Old 03-13-2019, 07:24 PM   #73
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On the 7.3 after I had gauges installed many years ago I read 400 was the shut down OK temps. Until then I gave the 7.3 trucks I owned close to 5 minutes as possible.
Now the 6.7 has a factory gauge, I wish it showed real temps not just 0-4 with markings in between. Interesting enough that ford shows me the temps of the engine oil and transmission down to the single digit degree, why not the turbo? I belive that is just as important.
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Old 03-15-2019, 02:26 PM   #74
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My old truck has cool down, itís called leave it idle while I check in at the campground, and then at my site. Pyrometer has to read under 400 for me to consider turning the key.
Okay I don't know much about my diesel (only had it 6 months, still reading and learning). I googled "pyrometer" and GMC. What comes up is for 2007 and older models. Mine's a 2018. Why is it I don't see a pyrometer for newer trucks? I've begun making sure I let it idle a while before shutting down, but I'd like to see a gage that said it is cool enough.

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I guess they don't think it's needed, but it's nice to have. You could buy one & install it or have it installed.
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