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post #1 of 4 Old 05-03-2013, 05:45 AM Thread Starter
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Help with bent bracket

I replaced my exhaust back pressure sensor and accident bent the bracket out screws into. I bent it back and everything lined up fine. But I thought I noticed some sort of sealant behind the bracket plate.

Do I need to worry about breaking the seal behind this bracket and having problems, or is the bracket just bolted on with nothing behind it?

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post #2 of 4 Old 05-03-2013, 07:35 AM
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not sure about sealant, but i had to finnesse the bracket as well, to align the tube/sensor

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Make sure you didn't bend the tube any, it's easy to break it if it has been on the truck for a while. The plate that the bracket is on is for the HPOP gear inspection/bolt, there is RTV on it but it's not pressurized and just gets oil splashed against it. I pulled mine several times without replacing the RTV and never had a leak. If you want to upgrade, Strictly Diesel has a cover that uses a oring and a new tube that reroutes the sensor away from the cover.

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Great!

I bent it before i put the new tube on, so the tube is fine. The old tube, well it was in two pieces when I took it off!

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