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Deleted EGR, have a problem. Please help!
OK, I had a pinhole leak in my factory up pipe. Figured it was time to do the EGR delete with the kit I have from XDP. Did everything somewhat smoothly, however when I fired up I can hear an exhaust leak. Saw exhaust leaking from the lower side of the new up pipe I installed and managed to torque the bolts down further (what a pain in the *** to get to both sides if it!) and closed up that leak. I suspect I still have a leak on the upper side going into the Y pipe inlet. I torqued the bolts down as best I could, but the one on the underside is damn near impossible to get a wrench on it. I'm pretty certain I didn't torque it down enough, hence the leak.
My question is, is there any way I can get a wrench on those bolts without tearing it down again and pulling turbo. If so, how? If no, even with the turbo pulled I still can't get to it easily with the heat plate there, even bent down. WTF is the secret? I can't get the heat plate out since the one bolt was facing back towards the cab, could not fit any wrench at all in there to get to it. I'm close to taking it to the local shop and telling them to do it, but then I'm spending the money I hoped to save by doing this myself. Help!
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Currently stock engine 52k miles.
4.5" Icon lift kit
Rockcrusher front and rear diff
Procomp A/T Extreme tires
full tint on all windows
Blue Spring Update
SCT tuned, canned performance for now
Straight pipe MBRP Turbo back exhaust
XDP EGR delete kit