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post #1 of 18 Old 11-15-2007, 08:15 AM Thread Starter
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Question EGT gauge

Thinking of getting some gauges. Question- where do you put the EGT probe?? and is this an easy install?
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The prevailing opinion on EGT probe seems to be to drill and tap the driver's side exhaust manifold just before it goes into the up pipe to the turbo. I just did this to mine a few days ago. There is a write up on drilling it, using small to large drill bits to make small shavings, etc that is posted or linked on here somewhere... I'm not real computer litirate or I'd post the link... do a search, or someone will post it, I'm sure.

As to how hard it is to do, it's just a matter of getting under there to drill it out... and tap it... I lucked out, I used my buddys garage/lift/tools, and it went really easy... mostly! Almost striped out the nice new threads I'd just tapped in the manifold...

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I kept my engine running while I drilled and tapped. I heard it would keep pressure in the manifold so all the shavings would blow out instead of pushing in. I also lubed the bit and the tap so shavings would stick to them instead of pushing into the pre turbo exhaust. Seemed to work fine for me. Good luck

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No grease, not running, just drill. I do one pilot hole, and then the right size. The shavings are small and will get into your eyes. Wear saftey googles.

I've done more then 10 now and the farthest I've gone is using a vacuum on the hole, which I don't even do now. Just drill it, tap it, install probe and then turn the truck on it's really that simple.

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If you're not comfortable doing it yourself, there is always an option of finding someone on the board that has already done it that is local to you and will come over and help you. I know I've done that for about 4 or 5 members on here now

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Question EGT gauge

Thanks guys for your thoughts and hints. question. are you getting a true reading from just one side of the engine?
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You are getting an average, thats about all you can do unless your a gauge ***** like me who has right and left pyros... I think I see where you are going with this, and the last thing you want is a post turbo pyro...

Drill Tap and install the probe... Here are some Pic's that may help!

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You can also use the clamp on method. I have had mine for a four years now and it works great. For the best price on Isspro gauges go to www.kensperformancesolutions.com and tell him Kevin sent you.

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CSIPSD what is the reason for all of those gauges



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