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Hi, all,


I originally posted this in the 6.5 forum, but am posting here as well on Tony's suggestion:


I have a pyrometer and a trans temp guage to install in my 98 Sierra 6.5. What is the general concencus regarding location of the thermocouple. Pre-Turbo, Post-Turbo, or "doesn't really matter"?


Also, what temperature ranges (pre or post, and trans) should I expect?


(Forgive me if this has been hashed out already here, I don't see any postings on this topic and I'm fairly new here
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Thanks!
 

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Ditto guys,


Except mine is a 6.6 duramax. I'm about to buy a fifth wheel and want to run the same guages. Pics are nice
and I know somebody has already done this. Even a bookmark would help!


Doug
 

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Search thru the Do It Yourself and Helpful Articles section for the gauge install on a Dmax.
 

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thewoz, go to www.kennedydiesel.com and look at the tech tips. That should provide all of the answers to your questions.
 

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Zeeb,


I appreciate the link, when I did a search it came back with 7889 responses. Just a bit more reading than I wanted to do!



EGTs are very important when towing and I want to be able to vacation without wondering if something has melted in the engine.


THANKS!


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Thanks for the input! I've decided that the pyro will go pre-turbo, just below the turbo as per John Kennedy's site (looks like a good location for measurement, easy to reach and inspect, and looks like it's practically made to have a sensor installed).


The trans temp is likely going in the sump. The gauge I ordered comes with a fitting to braze into the pan, rather than tee into the line to the cooler, and I haven't found a convincing reason not to put it there, (yet).


thewoz
 
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