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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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OK, I have heard through a friend that I can access these bolts from underneath the truck with 4 foot extension and an impact wrench. Anyone ever try this way?

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i can reach them by hugging my transmission and torquing them in with manual wrenches

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OK, I have heard through a friend that I can access these bolts from underneath the truck with 4 foot extension and an impact wrench. Anyone ever try this way?



yup i have, got to use a bunch of swivel extensions not the u joint kind just the ones that go like 25* get like 3 6" and 2 12" works great lol


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dont try to use a impact with those got to do it by hand reach way up on the extensions to make sure you don't strip a bolt.


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