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Yet another EGR delete question
I was planning to delete my EGR this weekend but got stuck at the bolts holding the lower unit in place. From what I've read in other posts, it is common that these 2 are a real pain. What I haven't been able to find is how folks are removing them.
I decided to start with these two bolts to see if I could break them free before I started hacking on everything else. This way, if I failed (which I did), my truck won't be un-driveable.
What I need to know is how people are removing these bolts. I tried a breaker bar for more leverage but that didn't work. I actually broke my socket. I was using a 10mm craftsman 6 point socket and it cracked. I was surprised. I think next time I'll try an impact socket that hopefully won't crack under the pressure.
I've heard of some using a grinder to cut and grind their way through the bolt head. It seems like there isn't enough space to get a grinder wheel in there.
So, how about it? How did you get those things the break free?
08 F350 6.4
H&S Mini Maxx Street