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Old 03-22-2008, 09:53 AM
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Does it matter if I put it on the top or on the bottom of the manifold. Looking to start drilling soon and it doesnt look very fun if I go through the top. Any suggestions?
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I haven't done it so i cant help by experience, but from what ive read it wont hurt drilling from the bottom, might actually be better because less shavings will go into the manifold.
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I have never heard of doing it from the top,
check out this link-http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/6-0-mod-help/9139-egt-probe-placement.html

this is where i did mine
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that link is where i put mine as well...

Diesel Manor also has a great write up for wiring and everything you need to know about installing an EGT, Boost, and Tranny Temp gauge
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I wouldn't put it on the top unless the manifold is off the motor reason being that the shavings will drop into the manifold and then your screwed. drill from the bottom then the shavings will drop down out of the manifold.
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Does it matter if I put it on the top or on the bottom of the manifold. Looking to start drilling soon and it doesnt look very fun if I go through the top. Any suggestions?
No. But the thermocouple should go where it can get a mixture of the exhaust from all cylinders. The one photo posted here looks to me like it was installed to read only the temp of one cylinder. All cylinders do not run at the same temperature all the time and what your interested in is the effective average temperature of all cylinders not just one cylinder.

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thanxs guys just drilled it from the bottom and everything is good. thanxs for the help again
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Glad to see you are installing your gauges Brandon! When is the next day at the track?
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I drilled mine on the bottom rear of manifold. I ran engine while drilling for little more insurance reasons. WEAR SAFETY GLASSES!!
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I wouldn't run the engine when drilling it, what if there is a few bigger shavings or you snap the drill bit off, its gonna go right into the turbo. Id leave it off then once i drill it, stick a small magnet in there to get most of it out, and shop vac it out too. Just my opinion.
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