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Old 07-05-2016, 09:28 AM   #1
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Eisenhower Tunnel - Eastbound I-70 (West of Denver)

Heading east on I-70, making the long climb to the Eisenhower tunnel (11,150 ft elevation), towing a Camry on an Acme dolly.

The final couple miles was in line with several semi's, I force it into 1st gear, and then just hold between 3500 and 4000 rpm. No problems with heat, and still have plenty of throttle left in case I need it.

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I've through it a few times with a Ford v10. Nothing like good old American Engineering to bring you up and down gradually. Not so true elsewhere.
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good to know. we may be heading that way this fall and it's been quite a while since we've gone thru the Eisenhower Tunnel. thanks.
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Old 07-05-2016, 05:15 PM   #4
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Been thru a few times last couple of years with our 40' Class A towing Wrangler. We can maintain 45 mph provided we don't get bogged down with traffic. Once you loose momentum, tuck in with the Semis and chug up the hill about 20 mph ! Lots of time to sightsee.
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I would not trust the IP gauges to accurately track engine water and transmission temps, get a ScanGauge II and see what the actual temps are.

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I would not trust the IP gauges to accurately track engine water and transmission temps, get a ScanGauge II and see what the actual temps are.

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IP? instrument panel??
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Yes - IP = Instrument Panel..

If you have a smartphone, You can purchase an "ODBII to Bluetooth" adapter and read / verify your engine information directly off of the vehicles ODBII connector.

I have one of these and use an app "Torque" to monitor Check Engine light error codes, engine information, etc.

https://www.amazon.com/BAFX-Products...obd+ii+adapter

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Yes - IP = Instrument Panel...
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