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Old 01-05-2011, 02:58 PM
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EGT probe installation in Stafford VA area

I just got my Insight CTS and EGT probe. Local Meineke quoted me 4hrs work time (i.e. $400) and the cost of 2 drill bits to install... WTF? They actually expect to break 2 drill bits, and they want me to trust them with my truck?!

So, unless I'm missing something, I'm looking for a decent shop in the Stafford VA area to have the probe installed.

Any suggestions?
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Old 01-05-2011, 03:03 PM
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wtf! i have had the same drill bit for about a year now and i cant even count how many times i have tapped a manifold with it... its actually not that hard.. the drill and tap will cost u under 20 bucks...

if i were you i would just do it yourself.. all u need is a drill, the bit and tap and some wd40
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Old 01-05-2011, 03:12 PM
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No tools on hand, still in the process of PCSing and all my gear is in government storage.
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The following is a link to drill and tap for the probe.
Can you buy the bits and tap and go to your Auto Skills/Craft shop on base to do this?
I wouldn't let the other shop do it, especially for $400

3-Gauge Install Pictures
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Old 01-05-2011, 03:28 PM
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True, I forgot about those. Last duty stations (DLI and NPS) didn't have one, but Quantico does...

Guess I should start gathering all my oils, liquids and filters to do a baseline change of all items to get a fresh start while I'm at it. Wish someone had compiled a complete list of all preventative items to perform when getting one of these; can't seem to find one.
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Old 01-05-2011, 03:53 PM
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Wish someone had compiled a complete list of all preventative items to perform when getting one of these; can't seem to find one.
When I bought my used 2004, I changed oil and filter, flushed trans, changed fuel filters.
I pull a camper some, so I change oil every 5000 and fuel filters every 10000.
Lots of threads and info here about things to do to make for a more reliable truck.
You can save money by doing some things yourself if you are so inclined;as you posted about the 400 buck hole. Dealer wants 119 to do a fuel filter change; I buy the filters for 50, takes me less than half hour. That's big savings to me.
Again lots of info on here, all for the taking.
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Old 01-06-2011, 04:01 PM
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Lots of info, true, but a lot of straw to sift through to get to the good stuff...
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Guess I should start gathering all my oils, liquids and filters to do a baseline change of all items to get a fresh start while I'm at it. Wish someone had compiled a complete list of all preventative items to perform when getting one of these; can't seem to find one.
You will find some info toward the top on the main forum page under "6.0 Tech Files". 6.0 Maintanence Info - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum


As far as what name brand oil, will depend who you ask, everyone has there favorite. Depending on cost and availability.
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Old 01-08-2011, 04:11 AM
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Pull the wheel well liner to help with the R&R of the manifold. I swapped mine out just to prevent any reason to F.O.D. the turbo.
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