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New owner -3500hd, Aisin, Mega, 4x4

Just got a 2017 3500 4x4 mega, Aisin. New, have 800 miles on it. REALLY like it. So, are there issues I need to look into right away to "Bullet proof"? Not hot rodding, just want dependability. My trailer weighs 12K. I had an Edge CTS viewer on my last truck and want to add that to this. What parameters are critical to monitor?. I know I want to add pyro, what else? THANKS!!!

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Nothing. You don't need anything. A monitor will not prevent anything, and is extremely unlikely to give you a hint at any upcoming major issues. There's nothing "critical" to monitor.

Leave it alone. That's how you get it to be reliable. Seriously. Don't monkey with it.

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After driving another brand diesel for the last 14 years, I got myself de-stroked because of the good things I heard about the 6.7. I agree with the "keepin it stock" philosophy. NOT needing xtra power or a bunch of fancy bells and whistles. I do almost all of my own maint, and enjoy knowing how my particular truck works. I do quite a bit of back country driving, so knowing problem points can be a benefit if something decides to start going south, or if there is something to adjust before hand. On my last truck, fuel pressure, pyro, and FICM/battery voltage were critical to watch if you wanted to avoid some costly repairs and roadside camping. Since I am new to the Cummins camp, thought I would ask at the outset if there are things to watch for. Monkey with it? nah. That's what the MOPAR engineers were paid to do. They know a lot more than I do.
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Thanks MoparProud and Dude57 for the replies!!
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welcome to the forums,
Leave the truck alone, it'll treat you fine, just change the oil, and fuel filters when they should be, enjoy it. you don't need any aftermarket gadgets.

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Those new trucks monitor basically everything on their own including EGTs. If you really want to monitor something, get a Bluetooth OBDII dongle and use your phone.
Don't worry about reliability, you have a warranty, use it! Once the warranty is up, delete it. Or do it before and say goodbye to the warranty on the exhaust/turbo and probably any engine system related to the EGR.

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I've been driving my '14 for 3 years and 87K miles now. I had an Edge CTS from a previous truck so I opted to install it in this truck. I watch EGT1, rail pressure, and boost for my viewing pleasure. lol I did opt to install the turbo timer option on the CTS and set the shutdown temp to 390 degrees. My truck is 100% stock otherwise and I just drive it and enjoy it with regular scheduled maintenance. It pulls my 12K lb 5th wheel camper just fine and my overall mileage is sitting at 18.3 mpg (I haven't towed as much as I want to). Milage pulling the camper has been between 10 and 11 MPG. You can click the link to my fuelly in my signature to see my mileage trends.

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I have a CTS from another truck as well. I'm not going to be doing any hot rodding with the truck, and will be leaving it pretty much stock. I think that technology has come a long way in regards to dependability, But I wouldn't entertain for a second the thought that a part either electronic or mechanical won't ever fail prematurely. Being able to monitor some of the more important parameters can be predictive if a trend starts to establish itself. I've got my instrument cluster gauges showing me some stuff, but they are nowhere near the accuracy that I would like. I am getting the impression that most people don't monitor much, and are comfortable with that. There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with that. That's cool. But for me, being able to see what the EGT is when pulling a long, steep hill can tell you when you need to tip out maybe just a little to keep your engine happier. If a person can tell things like that accurately from the seat of their pants, then my hat is off to them, they are way better than me.
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curious now, and this is a legit question. NOT trying to stir the pot...AutoITKing - you say these engines monitor their own EGTs. I havent found any info on that yet. Do you know the logic on this system? For example, does the engine defuel if the EGT gets up to XXXdegrees?
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