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Old 11-21-2013, 11:51 AM
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Ebp tube

I've been forced to start an unfortunate weekly ritual. My ebp tube plugs up weekly from the manifold to the sensor just plugged solid. Is there a tip to prevent it from plugging? There is no visible damage to the tube and the sensor is brand new. I thought it only measured pressure and in theory shouldn't be collecting gunk unless the pressure could be escaping from the tube therefor drawing up soot. Maybe I'm missing something. Thinking about ordering a new tube. Any help would be awesome!


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Does your truck have an EGR?
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Does your truck have an EGR?
No I have fully deleted it
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A lot of people have that problem. Once the EGR is gone, there's no exhaust rushing past the tube to keep condensation and other crap from building up in it and freezing.

The solution to this, in my opinion, is to eliminate the up pipe that the EBP sensor is mounted on, tap the block off plate to accept the sensor, and relocate the sensor to where that pipe connected to the exhaust up pipe.

Some people bend and reuse the old tube and sensor, I chose to eliminate mine and use adapters to mount the sensor directly to the plate. My tube never froze, but that's because the pipe was cracked so I moved my sensor before it had a chance to become a problem.

A recently revived thread of mine describes the process I went through to do this:
My 6.4 EBP sensor relocation

Here's another guys version, who documented his process with photos much better than I did:
6.4L Up-pipe delete & EBP relocation
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So in theory could I tap the sensor into a location on the exhaust manifold?
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Old 11-22-2013, 06:16 AM
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I think you would be better off doing what B. Adams did than trying to tap the exhaust manifold.
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So if I run the tube off from the upper egr block off plate there is enough exhaust rushing by to prevent all the build up and condensation?


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I haven't had a problem with mine. But I've only had mine in that location since February this year. And I use direct flare fittings, not the tube. But I would say yes, with the sensor up there, there's a place for the condensation to go. It'll get sucked out the exhaust rather than pushed up into a tube mounted on a dead-end pipe.

For about a week or so I used the old tube in the new location. I angled it so that the sensor was higher than where the tube was attached to the plate, so that if any condensation did build up in there it would flow back down into the exhaust rather than into the sensor. I think that would have worked long term just fine, but I chose to use the flare fittings instead.
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I haven't had a problem with mine. But I've only had mine in that location since February this year. And I use direct flare fittings, not the tube. But I would say yes, with the sensor up there, there's a place for the condensation to go. It'll get sucked out the exhaust rather than pushed up into a tube mounted on a dead-end pipe.

For about a week or so I used the old tube in the new location. I angled it so that the sensor was higher than where the tube was attached to the plate, so that if any condensation did build up in there it would flow back down into the exhaust rather than into the sensor. I think that would have worked long term just fine, but I chose to use the flare fittings instead.
Thank you for all your help I'm going to attempt this when my new sensor arrives!


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Good luck! Let us know how it goes. Getting that pipe out was a pain in the *** for me, and getting the plate and everything mounted behind the engine was tough too, but only because I did it by myself. An extra pair of hands would be very beneficial.
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