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Old 11-11-2010, 04:03 PM
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EGT Sensor Mounting

Curious where everyone is mounting your egt sensor. New exhaust and tuner are going on tonight and wanted to see what suggestions everyone had on where to drill and tap for my egt sensor. Thank you in advance for the help.
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Drill and tap the exhaust manifold.

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Drivers side exhaust manifold.

Drill, tap, install probe
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When you drill, don't grease the bit like some ppl say. Drill at normal speeds until you think you're just about to bust through, then back it way off and go as slow as possible until
it's done. (This sounds like I'm describing a video I watched one time )

After drilling and tapping, stick a vacuum on it. I know it's a little anal, but you don't want any shavings rolling through your turbo, you know.

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Thank you very much guys. The pic was very helpful. The vacuum is a great Idea that I hadn't thought of. I am very picky so that will give me a better piece of mind. Again thank you. The help is greatly appreciated.
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When you drill, don't grease the bit like some ppl say. Drill at normal speeds until you think you're just about to bust through, then back it way off and go as slow as possible until
it's done. (This sounds like I'm describing a video I watched one time )

After drilling and tapping, stick a vacuum on it. I know it's a little anal, but you don't want any shavings rolling through your turbo, you know.

Drill tap and install... no need to vacuum, no need to do anything, unless you by chance live somewhere that they did not pay the gravity bill and turned it off. Things fall down, not up!

And in the remote chance something did fall up, it will blow right by the exhaust wheel without issue.
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Yup yup!
That's all you'll find on this site. Is heaps of help.
And if you wanna take it one step further (this is pretty unnecessary, but like I said, I'm very picky)
after I drilled and tapped, I vacuumed and then made my lil bro hold a piece of cardboard over the tailpipe so that
it blew out of the hole.. There was no way a single shaving was left behind.. lol!
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Drill tap and install... no need to vacuum, no need to do anything, unless you by chance live somewhere that they did not pay the gravity bill and turned it off. Things fall down, not up!

And in the remote chance something did fall up, it will blow right by the exhaust wheel without issue.
Hey, it's whatever you fancy.. But after working for 9yrs at a machine shop, I've seen shavings in places you would never expect them.
And how hard is it to hook up the shop vac?? Getting a lil old/lazy are we??
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:33 PM
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I appreciate both aspects that you guys have brought up. I agree I am very anal when it comes to my equipment. Years of farming has taught me to be overly picky. I like the carboard idea as well I will do that also. Thank you again to everyone.
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Hey, it's whatever you fancy.. But after working for 9yrs at a machine shop, I've seen shavings in places you would never expect them.
And how hard is it to hook up the shop vac?? Getting a lil old/lazy are we??
No, but after about 40 EGT installs you just know what works.

Understand that the turbine wheel sees temps of 2000*... a little piece of cast iron is not going to hurt a damn thing!
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