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post #1 of 14 Old 06-07-2011, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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Help middle of egt probe install

Well finally got the nerve to drill a hole in my exhaust manifold.

Problem my tap handle is to big to turn.

Did you guys just turn remove adjust turn with big handles or get a tap chuck or extension? Just looking for the best way or tool. I want this done right the first time.


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If you have a 12pt socket that will fit whatever size square head the tap is, so you can use a ratchet.

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Yes but just seemed loose.


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I just did mine like 2 weeks ago. I just used a small wrench (like a 5/16 or something). The metal isn't that hard....tapped fairly easy for me compared to what I was expecting.
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Good excuse to go get some new tools. Lol the wife freaked out when I showed her the hole in the exhaust. She said you purposely did that. Hilarious moment


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I just used a small adjustable wrench... worked fine until I dropped the bit into the valley.

I now own a magnet on a bendy stick!
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just used a little open ended wrench when i did mine same with my intake manifold and through bolted my tranny pan for the sensor

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Don't mean to hijack your thread, but do you have a guide to install the egt sensor ? I just received mine, but I'm unsure of how to install it or which side.
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Gauge Installations at DieselManor- 2003-2007 6.0L Powerstroke

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lisle tap sockets. I love these things. i never use a tap handle anymore

http://www.amazon.com/Lisle-70500-Tap-Socket-Set/dp/B0002SRFOE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1307497851&sr=8-2

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