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Need help with DPF delete - EGT sensor

My 08 has 40k on it. I had no idea the rust that I could see would things would be this bad. I almost wonder if a previous owner had already removed the DPF and put it back on and overtorqued everything.

After spending a few hours getting the DPF removed, now I cannot for the life of me remove the EGT sensor from the DPF without rounding it. It's been soaked with AeroKroil for the last 4 days, the bung was heated with a propane torch, and I even managed to get a 1/2" flare nut wrench on it. I can see the wrenches opening up as I put torque on it. I can't get a 1/2" box wrench on it because the sensor plug is bigger than that. I've come this >< close to rounding the nut.

I'm sure if there was a dealer open this late on a Saturday they wouldn't have the sensor in stock anyway. Autozone lists one but it's unavailable completely.

I'm looking for advice because I need the truck running tomorrow. It would be a pity to come this far and have to put it all back in again. I'm getting pretty pissed off.

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Don't put the sensor in your delete pipe? Is that why you are trying to take it out? Just put a plug in the bung on the new pipe or run a bolt into it.
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Pipe wrench.

After beginning to round this nut I borrowed the largest pipe wrench I could get on it. With a friend holding the pipe and two hands on the wrench I got it out. Ridiculous, really.

That, plus the fact that the clamp bolt on the back end snapped when I tried to remove it, and the fact that the clamp is welded to the pipe, really gets me worked up. Ford's are the fastest rusting vehicles I've ever owned or worked on.
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I had the same problem with one of my sensors. I got 2 outta 3 and just said screw it!! The truck ran fine but I started getting codes. FYI, Autozone, Discount, O'Reilys does not carry these sensors. You have to get it from Ford. It was around $30.00. I pluggged the new one in, re-set everything and had no more codes or issues.

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I had the back sensor go bad. The Ford tech could not remove it. Got a new DPF out of the deal.

If you are running a H&S or recent Spartan, you should not have to use the sensors.

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I had the back sensor go bad. The Ford tech could not remove it. Got a new DPF out of the deal.

If you are running a H&S or recent Spartan, you should not have to use the sensors.
I have the SCT with the Diamond Eye DPF delete. The bung holes were there so I transferred the sensors over. I'm pretty sure my set up requires the sensors but am not 100%. Could I have just capped them off??

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I am pretty sure all SCT tuning requires the sensors. I know for a fact that IDP's tuning does.
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......Ford's are the fastest rusting vehicles I've ever owned or worked on.
So you're saying you never owned a Chevy????
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I had the back sensor go bad. The Ford tech could not remove it. Got a new DPF out of the deal.

If you are running a H&S or recent Spartan, you should not have to use the sensors.
so if i get a H&S mini i dont have to have the sensors?

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so if i get a H&S mini i dont have to have the sensors?
That would be correct

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