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Thought id get some input quick. Im going this weekend to pick up a 1998 24V truck that dont currently run. I dont have gauges yet and im not sure i should tow that heavy beast home? Its a 2 hr drive one way with a few good hills in between. Also i will be parting the truck out. If  anyone has requests let me know.

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4 minutes ago, Dieselfuture said:

Personally I think you'll be fine just keep your RPMs up

i certainly dont want a meltdown either lol. I would almost order a set of gauges but im waiting to get a qaud until they come out with theyre new monitor...

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I towed with mine for 4 years with no gauges, completely stock. Then 7 years later my Banks tuner crapped out and I towed for 3 years after that with nothing but a fuel pressure gauge. This with RV 275s. No issues what so ever. Like @Dieselfuture says keep your rpm up and dont lug the engine you should be fine.

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3 minutes ago, dripley said:

I towed with mine for 4 years with no gauges, completely stock. Then 7 years later my Banks tuner crapped out and I towed for 3 years after that with nothing but a fuel pressure gauge. This with RV 275s. No issues what so ever. Like @Dieselfuture says keep your rpm up and dont lug the engine you should be fine.

im prob gonna shoot for it. What do most people see for EGTs with 75s towing? 

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The EGT question will be all over the board. With your setup you’ll be fine temp wise just don’t lug it. Keep it around or above 2k on climbs and it’ll keep temps down.

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30 minutes ago, Me78569 said:

Don't drive like a dingus and you will be fine.  The engine is tough.

And just how does a dingus drive? Are they a member of the dumb *** clan?

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No reason why you cant. They are independent from one another.

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Dont feel bad, my head gasket replacement is taking my Quad money. I wish it was just a gauge taking mine.

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1 hour ago, Marcus2000monster said:

I went a ahead and order a Isspro Pyrometer to ease my mind. Got a mount for the steering column. I’m kicking myself for not buying all the gauges lol.

I ordered the EV2 pyro any reason I can’t get an EV1 boost gauge?

 

No reason, other than they won't match. 

 

Want me to load you my Ultra Gauge OBDII reader for the trip? It should read boost, and it's just sitting on the shelf right now. 

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2 minutes ago, AH64ID said:

 

No reason, other than they won't match. 

 

Want me to load you my Ultra Gauge OBDII reader for the trip? It should read boost, and it's just sitting on the shelf right now. 

Well The pyro will be mounted on steering column and the boost either on the a pillar or below the dash. I didnt notice the difference between the two though. I will check out some images. I may be interested. Thats very kind of you to offer. 

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31 minutes ago, Marcus2000monster said:

Might just go ahead and get a boost gauge. Unfortunatly this means another delay in buying a qaudzilla but oh well... 

 

26 minutes ago, dripley said:

Dont feel bad, my head gasket replacement is taking my Quad money. I wish it was just a gauge taking mine.

 

:broke: Between the head gasket and property taxes coming due. I'm not going to be able to replace my injectors. Then Christmas coming I might not see injectors for quite a while. :duh: MPG is sliding backward some. :spend:

 

6 minutes ago, AH64ID said:

Want me to load you my Ultra Gauge OBDII reader for the trip? It should read boost, and it's just sitting on the shelf right now. 

 

I wonder if it can read our goofy MAP sensor correctly? Even the Quadzilla is close but not absolute on the mark. 

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3 minutes ago, Mopar1973Man said:

 

 

:broke: Between the head gasket and property taxes coming due. I'm not going to be able to replace my injectors. Then Christmas coming I might not see injectors for quite a while. :duh: MPG is sliding backward some. :spend:

 

 

I wonder if it can read our goofy MAP sensor correctly? Even the Quadzilla is close but not absolute on the mark. 

Ima just get a boost gauge and mount under dash. Its only an exrtra 75 bucks or so. 

@AH64ID I really appreciate your offer! Very kind of you! 

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8 minutes ago, Mopar1973Man said:

 

 

:broke: Between the head gasket and property taxes coming due. I'm not going to be able to replace my injectors. Then Christmas coming I might not see injectors for quite a while. :duh: MPG is sliding backward some. :spend:

 

 

I wonder if it can read our goofy MAP sensor correctly? Even the Quadzilla is close but not absolute on the mark. 

DON'T get me started on property taxes. (read property theft)  :think:

 

I have the ISSPRO egt, boost, and fuel pressure gauge pod stack on the A pillar and love them.  VERY helpful with keeping an eye on what is going on under the hood.  

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I have a combo of digital and analog gauges. 

 

I have EGT/Boost/Fuel Pressure on the dash, Oil Pressure by the gauge cluster and my MM3 on the A-pillar. 

 

The MM3 is nice as it shows me things that the analog gauges don't, such as rail pressure, load, a better ECT, and IAT's. I also have a post turbo pyro on there. 

 

Analog is better for the quick glance at important things, as digital takes more time to digest. 

18 minutes ago, Mopar1973Man said:

I wonder if it can read our goofy MAP sensor correctly? Even the Quadzilla is close but not absolute on the mark. 

 

It all depends on how it's reported. 

 

The OBDII signal is probably pisa, not psig so the the UG or Quad have to convert it. Some convert it by just subtracting 14.7, which works well for guys at sea level. Some subtract the ambient pressure, which will be close to a boost gauge but still different. 

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Here us another option. Very readable. Much better than the picture shows. Got a good deal on a 3 gauge set with the pod from vulcan.DSC01380.JPG.4d39edcdd4b2bcbe506729d0b327cf49.JPG

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Just now, dripley said:

Here us another option. Very readable. Much better than the picture shows. Got a good deal on a 3 gauge set with the pod from vulcan.

 

I had a-pillar gauges and they blocked too much of the view, so I switched to a dash mount and couldn't be happier. 

 

I've also had a steering column mount and it didn't last long, neither did the triple by the rear-view mirror.

 

So I've pretty much tried them all and the triple dash is the least obtrusive, easiest to read, and cleanest looking IMHO

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On 10/21/2018 at 6:34 PM, Towrigdually said:

For the nv5600 guys, for awhile Cody at super stick transmissions apparently has been running 50w without problems in multiple transmissions. Might try it myself on the next change. 

 

doesn't have a webpsge, but you can look them up on facebook. 

My decision to try the 50/50 mix of Amsoil MTF and SAE 50 was based on a call to Cody at Super Stick.  That and this month's Diesel Power Magazine has a Q&A section question about this very issue and they suggested 1 quart of Amsoil MTF with SAE 50 synthetic as a good NV5600 lubricant fill.  

 

Even at 50/50 the shifts are a bit stiff when it is cold when first starting out so after starting the engine, I place the transfer case in neutral and put the transmission in 3rd or 4th gear with the clutch out and let it idle to help warm up the lubricant in the transmission before driving off.  This seems to help lessen the stiff shifting which is not all that bad. It is more like a very slow shift.  If I just lightly hold the shifter in the gear I want it eventually goes in gear smoothly........just DON'T rush it or force it.  

 

In the phone conversation I had with Cody at Super Stick, he said that he has been evolving (my words not his) on trying various transmission lubricants and currently he likes the Redline 75W80 for the NV5600.  I will be trying this lube in the wife's truck.  

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