Driving BC in the winter.

Does your Mitsubishi L300 make a strange noise? Need wheel alignment specs?
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Post by mbergerooo » Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:47 pm

Just thought I would let everyone know it can be done. I drove the Coquihalla from Hope to Kamloops and Rogers Pass. Then all the way to Saskatoon. The inclines on the way back west were the hardest parts of the drive. But I read all over the forum about turning off the overdrive and keeping my RPM up above 3000 and it worked great! It allowed me to maintain 80km/hr up the inclines. Thank you to everybody who keep the forum going.
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Post by deli cinq » Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:05 pm

in the fall i went to whistler from stoon and took the 99, boy, was a ruff drive in the ol deli. i took the Coquihalla back, waay better. grades are easier and wide lanes.

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Post by helibrian » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:43 pm

I tried turning the o/d off going up cypress bowl road and I didn’t find it helped at all. I watch my egt like a hawk and found the temp rose with the rpm high or low. Obviously it goes up the more I step on the gas pedal. If you don’t have an egt gauge I would be careful as you are probably well passed 1400 degrees doing 80km up a hill.

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Post by deli cinq » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:03 am

helibrian wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:43 pm
If you don’t have an egt gauge I would be careful as you are probably well passed 1400 degrees doing 80km up a hill.
this is valuable information, i really should get an egt guage. i figured that even if you can do 80km up the hill, should you be? out here we have no hills but when i travel its good to know.

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Post by DeliTan2 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:34 pm

This thread is in L300 technical but of interest to all.

I put an EGT in my L400 and also watch it like a hawk. In fact I set my speed by it.

I suggest you don't compare numbers unless with identical engines, current weight and EGT installations. (but I'm going to do that now)

After many years and 100,000 kms, I have a highway routine of keeping my EGT below 500F on the flat and under 700F on the hills (Hope Slide, Allison Pass and Sunday Creek). This means slowing down by a lot or a little depending on my load. But I'm not in a rush...

Regarding the title of this thread; my van is awesome in the winter and snow. Thanx Mitsubishi and General Grabber AT2 tires.

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Post by Growlerbearnz » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:45 pm

DeliTan2 wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:34 pm
I suggest you don't compare numbers unless with identical engines, current weight and EGT installations. (but I'm going to do that now)
...of keeping my EGT below 500F on the flat and under 700F on the hills
Point taken- an EGT gauge is the most reliable way of getting good economy and long engine life. However... can of worms opened! :-)

Because people *are* going to compare (and freak out when they see those numbers), is your EGT probe after the turbo? Or is your gauge in C rather than F? (My brand new D4BF, pre-turbo EGT probe *idles* at nearly 500F. Those numbers seem strangely low!)
Nothing says "poor workmanship" more than wrinkles in the duct tape.

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Post by DeliTan2 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:26 pm

I took out the EGR and installed the thermocouple in the exhaust blanking plate. Auber 1813 EGT gauge.

Too bad I lost my previous account as it had all the pix...

Yup, "F". I could switch it, but why bother? I'm old and stuck in my ways...
I drive conservatively. I drive slightly above the limit (as everyone does) but I take my time getting there...

But as I said, my set up can't be compared with anyone else's. As long as it is consistent, it is telling me when my foot gets too heavy.

Who knows? Maybe my thermocouple or gauge is "off standard". What I can say is my readings are predictable and consistent (for 9 years now), and it works for me.

john

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