Ok, this is my first write-up so here it goes. You need another pair of hands for this project.
Freeze Plug Dorman Part# 555-077 I got mine at O’Reilly for $0.69
Up Pipe Gasket Ford Part# 3C3Z-6N640-AA
A Piece of 1 3/4" Pipe
A Piece of 1/8”x3”x2 3/4" Flat steel
WD or your favorite lube
3/8” 13mm deep socket
1/4” 11mm deep socket
1/4 ” 10mm short socket
2x 3” 1/4" extensions
2x 10” 3/8” extensions
5/16” Nut Driver
5.5mm Nut Driver
1)First take the passenger inner fender out.
2)Then spray your lube (haha he said lube) on the bottom and top nuts and bolts.
3)Loosen the Vclamp on the turbo down pipe. Take the down pipe and remove it. If you have the stock down pipe like I do then you need to take the transmission cross member out. The easiest way I found was to loosen the two nuts to the tranny mount and use a jack and some blocks of wood to jack up on the tranny pan about an inch and put a jackstand under the tranny. That way when you take the crossmember out all the weight is off of it.
4)Next take the two bottom nuts on the up pipe and loosen. The nuts are 13mm and the bolts are 10mm.
5)Loosen the Vband clamp that holds the EGR cooler to the exhaust.
6)Loosen the nuts on top of the up pipe.
7)You will be able to take the up pipe out from the bottom by bending the tab that holds the inner fender out a little.
8)Weld the freeze plug in the EGR flange. make sure that you have the part number facing out. There is a small lip on the EGR cooler itself. If you get to much weld on it and it doesn't seal all the way it's ok, you can use a die grinder to grind the inner part to fit it
9)Cut the EGR flange off close to the flange as possible.
10)Cut the rest of the pipe off of the up pipe and grind down the weld that was holding it. This takes some time and patience.
11)Next take and tack the plate of steel to the 1 3/4" pipe and hammer it around the pipe.
12)Test fit the plate on the up pipe; you might have to bend it out a little to get it to sit just right.
13)Start by tacking then fully weld it up. Clean it all up a little.
14)All you have to do now is just put all back together.