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Welding egr cooler?

I am wanting to do a erg delete and have read where people have welded there egr coolers, I have access to a tig machine and have the know how to do it but was wandering if anyone had detailed pictures and what to use for plugs, or is it just better to buy a delete from a company
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I am wanting to do a erg delete and have read where people have welded there egr coolers, I have access to a tig machine and have the know how to do it but was wandering if anyone had detailed pictures and what to use for plugs, or is it just better to buy a delete from a company
There's company's that sell the plate that sits in the cooler

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I just installed 2 freeze plugs in the EGR cooler. The went in tight so I didn't feel the need to weld them. I have a tig as well and didn't see the need. I wish they were stainless freeze plugs but I am sure I will be checking them soon with other modifications.
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With engine heating and cooling. Exhaust temperature has large swings in it I wouldn't dare trust a "tight" friction fit to be leak proof. You spent all that time tearing things apart just to get lazy at the end of the job? Especially since you state you have the means to weld it. I've seen plugs tack welded in place leak.


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I just installed 2 freeze plugs in the EGR cooler. The went in tight so I didn't feel the need to weld them. I have a tig as well and didn't see the need. I wish they were stainless freeze plugs but I am sure I will be checking them soon with other modifications.
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My buddy did that and one of his freeze plugs took out his turbo lol
. I used a plate I bought from a diesel site for 10$ and welded it in. Done deal

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With engine heating and cooling. Exhaust temperature has large swings in it I wouldn't dare trust a "tight" friction fit to be leak proof. You spent all that time tearing things apart just to get lazy at the end of the job? Especially since you state you have the means to weld it. I've seen plugs tack welded in place leak.


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Nope. Didn't see the need. I have an early cooler, the plug on the exhaust side can only so so far. The intake side may be an issue and I will look at it when I do more work. To each their own I guess.
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I wish they were stainless freeze plugs but I am sure I will be checking them soon with other modifications.
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"To each their own". Yah I guess, but by your own words you appear to not really trust that they'll be leak proof either.


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Not understanding your point. I passed on my information. I told the OP what I did and that I would be looking at them at a later date, sooner rather than later.

I did not say I have had this on my truck for 50,000 miles.

I wanted stainless because they hold up to heat better. I am more worried they will blow through than move.

This is just my experience, take it for what it is worth.

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Do i just buy two freeze plugs for a 6.0l?
Does it HAVE to be TIG welded or can it be MIG, or something else?

I am interested in doing this and i dont want to mess anyhting up.
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