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post #1 of 19 Old 02-20-2008, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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how did you do it

how in the crap did you guys get a drill bit into the driver side manifold for the pyrometer. i can seem to fit a drill up there.

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I've got a 6.0L and its right there in the open when you crawl under the motor. I tapped the drivers side manifold right where it elbows up to the up-pipe. I've never been under an OBS, but hard to imagine its too much different. I have been under an early '99 to drill and tap and that was plain & simple too. Good luck!

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I Know exactly what you mean Rantheman I had the exact same problem, no matter what I tried I couldn't reach it so I ended up just drilling into my downpipe instead. It was 100 times easier and even though it is a little off I normally just add 300 to 400 degrees onto the reading which is what I read to do based on my boost and that is about it. It works fine its just a little off, but honestly thats what I would recommend doing unless someone else comes along with an idea, but I couldnt get my manifold off to do it that way cuase it was too corroded.

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did you undo the drive shaft on a 4X4

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I'm a lil lost here for the ones I have done were so easy it was silly. Ofcourse you have an OBS but I dont recall it being any different.
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You could always try the passanger side. Friends Duramax has one on the passanger side and it works fine.
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youve got a 95 so it shoult be just like mine..... didnt find it difficult. Im guessing your in the right spot correct...? Double check with pics.

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I laid down under the truck with head at the front and feet facing the rear. Got the drill up there then had to move might right hand around the other side of the frame or springs(cant remember) grabbed the drill again, then drilled.

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...or maybe it was the 4X4 driveshaft that was in the way... I really cant remember. You just have to get the drill kindof in place then move your drilling hand to the other side of whats in the way do get a good drilling angle.

Hopefully I'm making things easier for you.

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yeah I have the correct spot but the driveshaft is in my way but from what i can see it looks like i still might have issues were talking ryobe hand drill here

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I couldnt get under my truck with the running boards in the way (they are gone now). So I went to the passenger side and drilled threw the fender well. works great.

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