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Old 02-17-2013, 08:06 PM
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Exhaust leak, deleting up pipe?

So I have an exhaust leak because of cracked up pipe on the driver side. Took my truck down to the dealership and talked to the mechanic. He said that I could get a new up pipe and have it replaced and he said that the pipe could actually crack again. So what he recommended the I delete the up pipe and block it off on top and drill and tap for the sensor. He recommended deleting the up pipe because I've done an EGR delete and that the up pipe is really not connected to anything due to deleting the EGR coolers. What are your guys opinion on this idea? Good idea or not? Please let me know as soon as possible before I take my truck in. Thank you!
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:02 PM
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Exhaust leak, deleting up pipe?

Yes do it. My up pipe was leaking at weld that held it to the back of the engine and I just had it replaced. If I had the time I would have done that exactly.

I have egr delete and the lack o support from your coolers Cause the support weld to cease.


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Old 02-17-2013, 10:08 PM
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Yes the lack of support after the EGR delete was why my up pipe cracked
Wish they would of included a support bracket with the EGR delete kits. Now it's going to run me about $475 to get it fixed. I guess they have to take the cab off to do the work.
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Exhaust leak, deleting up pipe?

They shouldn't be removing the cab. All you have to do is drop the tranny to get to the pipes. However 475 doesn't seem that bad for total cost.

Once it is fixed I recommend taking a clamp and clamping the driver side manifold to your new suspended egr up pipe. There really would be no way to install a a bracket with an egr delete kit unless you welded one from the engine to the up pipe which is not a great idea.

Best case scenario is what you said. Delete the pipe back to where the Y is on the passenger side, drill a hole in the plate for your EBP sensor and be done with it. There is a guy on here who had done that. Maybe search?

I have a mod friendly dealer. He did the work under warranty. Quick and easy job with the right tools.


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