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steam in exhaust 20 Aug 2016 16:02 #1

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i recently had my heat exchangers descaled, but I still have a little steam in my exhaust. Any ideas?

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steam in exhaust 20 Aug 2016 21:39 #2

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Welcome Aboard !

Would be nice what power package you have , year maybe ?

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steam in exhaust 23 Aug 2016 00:43 #3

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Hi Chief Alen. I have 1999 Cummins 4TBA motors.

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steam in exhaust 24 Aug 2016 05:33 #4

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Go to harbor freight and get a laser thermometer, about $25 on sale. As your engine(s) warm up, point the beam at various places along the exhaust manifold and riser. I'm guessing you have a riser that is closed or at least restricted. Taking the temperatures will give you a good baseline for the future. You could also use your hand. The manifolds should be cool to the touch where the raw water is. Not so much if it's a fresh water cooled manifold, but the riser will be raw water. You may have to put the engines under load to create enough heat internally, but that's normal.
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steam in exhaust 05 Sep 2016 17:38 #5

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Thanks for the response P/C Pete. We did run the engines hard with a laser temp sensor. The only thing my guy said was that 500 degrees on the exhaust side of the port turbo was excessive. Any idea what that temp should be? My guy thought closer to 250.

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