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Old 11-19-2018, 03:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cummins 2006 5.9 gauges

just rebuilt motor from a injector going out. melted two pistons. all great now. what gauge would i want to install to read temps. or pressures / or is it better to get a programmer that reads electronically?
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Old 11-20-2018, 04:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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no help on gauges. gone to Cummins forum
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Old 11-21-2018, 06:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'd go with the edge insight. Super easy hook up and tells you everything you need to know. You can run it without any tuners, or its compatible if you have another one installed already
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Old 11-21-2018, 06:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Edge CTS2 Insight is what I'd go with and add the egt Probe. Being an 06 if you wanted to tune it I'd go EFI Live with a 5 pos switch. The CTS2 is expandable so you can add a multitude of different sensors to read what ever you'd like.
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Old 11-26-2018, 05:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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started looking at Edge, I would like more non load fuel mpg. so a tuner is probable. looks like the CTS2 has more displayed items on home screen or at least programable more views at once. I will have to look at what the EFI Live is. I do not remember that. I did see a lot of expandable options. I each option another $100 per reading? the expansions seem pricey. I think i need EGT, and possibly fuel PSI. or is fuel PSI really needed? What else is a good or needed option when under a load?
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Old 11-27-2018, 01:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Auto or manual truck?

I'd add tranny gauge if auto. Boost gauge as well.

EGT for sure. I've got lift pump and fuel rail pressure gauge as well.

IIRC a lot of the programmers that tie into factory sensors can only read up to the values the sensors are rated for. I know on my "programmer" (TST R49) the boost gauge on it only goes up to 40lbs and then stops. Might want to verify the programmer you're using doesn't have that issue.
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If it's auto I would add a trans pan with a port to run a gauge to. The tuners on these trucks can't read the trans temp correctly using the OBD2 port. I run a smarty touch tuner(for monitoring fuel rail pressure, boost, engine coolant temp and tranny pressure) with a seperate EGT gauge and plan on getting the transpan with gauge next.
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just rebuilt motor from a injector going out. melted two pistons. all great now. what gauge would i want to install to read temps. or pressures / or is it better to get a programmer that reads electronically?
Whats the specs on the build ? what brand pistons?
asking cause my 05 is getting some blow by at 250k
and am considering my options.
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Mopar Moe, I am prefer to have stock motor replacement parts. I forget what pistons i installed but they had the improved ring grooves. Ring breaking seems to be a problem with the Gen 3 motors. from what i was told, the Gen 3 produce more horsepower and cummins did not modify pistons. I had rings broken on two piston on first rebuild. Second time i had to rebuild motor, had heat issue from injectors. burnt hole in one piston and melted another. had two sleeves replaced then getting injectors replaced is a big key. I found a company in Waco Texas that rebuilds with only Bosch parts, Triplet-254.753.1114,www.tripletdiesel.com,,injectors were a little over $325 each. also my first rebuild started smoking from the breather tube more than exhaust. that is from broken rings. anyway you look at it, machine work and parts with injectors doing removal and install myself was about $5k. if i had replaced injector on first rebuild, i would of had to do it the second time 150k miles later.
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x2 on EFI Live, but have someone competent in tuning write your program for you. EFI Live can be custom tuned to your truck based on your mods and isn't a 'canned' tune like some of the other well known names. Only drawback is you don't have the built in gauges like some programmers that use OBDII have. For me, I had the analog gauges prior to any type of programming. I used to run a Smarty before EFI and have never looked back.
Definitely do a pyrometer with the EGT probe mounted in the manifold. I believe between #5 and #6 is the recommended placement as those are the hottest. Id have to take a look at my trucks to confirm thats where I put them.
Trans temp gauge is also a good idea for an auto.

Fuel pressure isn't AS important with a truck with the CP3 as it was with the older VP44 trucks. The VP44s were notorious for starving under heavy fueling and would burn up....not the case with the common rails.
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[QUOTE=crawldawgdonnie;44295078]Mopar Moe, I am prefer to have stock motor replacement parts. ]...


Roger that. thanks for the info
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