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I'm no pro but I know when I was running a chipped power stroke my EGTs would climb to 1,600 degrees going down the race track in 150+ mode. If I understand the way a diesel works, if you have too much fuel and not enough air it can drive your egts up.
The turbine side of the turbo probably looks the same way.
Then again I have heard of people melting down a stock diesel engine by staying full throttle under high loads for extended periods of time. (Climbing a long hill with a load under full throttle or just in emergency situations.)
1,200-1,300 is about normal under high load full throttle. Anything above that is when melt down starts. (If I remember correct.)
93 528cu Lightning