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EGT placement.

Well right now i have my egt sensor in my downpipe and i want to change it and put it where its supposed to go. My question is, do i have to worry about shavings, going up into the turbine?


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Best place is drivers side manifold, you can easily fit a drill up there from under the truck and get accurate readings. Start off drilling a pilot hole then move up in size, and slowly thread it. Most of the shavings will fall back down on you, but just in case you can shove a shop vac up to the hole to get the rest.


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What was said above! Also you may want to put some grease around the area you are drilling. It will help catch stuff. Don't sweat it though, you won't have any issues if you use a good bit and good pipe tap!

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good catch, forgot to mention that.


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NO , No worries at all. Dip bit in grease, use a vacuum, or let gravity work as designed. I have drilled plenty and zero issues.

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I drilled a 1/8th hole first then went right to the size I needed (3/8 I think) Its cast iron and is pretty soft. Tapped pretty easy too. Use some cutting fluid or oil and it works easy.

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NOT 3/8" look on the tap it should tell you, IIRC it was 1/4" but as I said look up the tap and go from there. It is very soft metal and easy to drill through.

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