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Deleting EGR valve and coolers - down to one bolt and it stripped
Not sure if this is the right forum, also did a search and didn't find a solution. Here's my problem. I'm doing the EGR valve and cooler delete, and I'm using Sinister's kit. Also installing Sinister's coolant filter and Flo-Pro intercooler pipe at the same time. Everything was going smoothly, parts coming off as they should, new parts going on as they should. Got to the last bolt on the lower EGR cooler - the top bolt on the exhaust side. Sure enough, the head stripped. I use PB blaster, heat, you name it. I can't get it to come loose. I finally quit for the night and will tackle it tomorrow. What do you guys suggest to get this b@st@rd out?
Secondary question. Since the EGR valve and all it's plumbing are gone where do you suggest I tap in to hook up the coolant filter. The only lines left are into the Y pipe and the Degas Bottle. They are much bigger than the Tee's provided by Sinister.
Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated.