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Where on the drivers exhaust manifold should I mount the EGT? And any tips to make it

I am going to try and put in the egt probe tomorrow now I know to use magnets and a lot of grease to try and catch metal shavings ( i had to tap the pan on my mustang for oil return lines) but do where do you guys recommend drilling the hole at?

And any tips to make it as smooth as possible?

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If you go too Diesel Manors web site they have a really nice detailed layout of installing the gauge, do not use grease on the drill bit, you are drilling the bottom of the manifold so the shavings will fall out. Then use a shop vac to suck out any remaining shavings, also use some antisieze on the threads of the probe.

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^^^^^Agreed. Start using small bits and work your way up in sizes. The flutes on the bit are designed to pull the debris away and using grease just allows the debris to stay on the bit and in the hole. I have done MULTIPLE EGT probes and have NEVER used grease and NEVER had an issue.

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Ok thanks guys. When I did my oil pan on the mustang I used a magnet and a wet dry vac buy jms directions said use grease which I tthought was weird anyways so I won't use it now

So I want to drill from under the truck then so do I have to remove anything? I havnt looked at it yet sorry for the questions.

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Access is pretty easy. You will not need to move anything.

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It makes it easier to access if you disconnect the front driveshaft at the differential.

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You can also drill the hole with the engine running. At idle its really not that hot. The compression will blow out any potential shavings.

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You can also drill the hole with the engine running. At idle its really not that hot. The compression will blow out any potential shavings.

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Well me I wouldn't lay underneath a running truck, and you are drilling up into the manifold so the shavings are going too fall onto you, also wear a good pair of safety glasses that wrap around your face to help keep those shaving and the carbon coming out of the manifold.

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You can also drill the hole with the engine running. At idle its really not that hot. The compression will blow out any potential shavings.

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Please do not do this. I have broken to many bits while drilling metal. That bit will end up in the turbo if it does break.

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Please do not do this. I have broken to many bits while drilling metal. That bit will end up in the turbo if it does break.
Maybe you need to learn how to use a hand drill and use sharp HSS or TiN bits. I've been doing this type of work for 18yrs and the only bits I've broke are about a half dozen brad bits.

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