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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-21-2011 Thread Starter
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1999 mustang 3.8l headers removal

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im having trouble replacing my blown exhaust manifold gasket on the passanger side of my 99 mustang.
the biggest problem that im having is the egr tube that runs from the pump to the bottom of the header.
can anyone give me a tip on how to take the egr tube of i cant get of the part thats all the way in the headers and i cant move the headers to swap the gasket beacuase theeres no room?

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Just undo the part of the tube from the valve and undo manifold studs from the cylinder head and drop the gasket in from top, thats the way i put in my new gasket when i put my headers on it.

if your replacing it with the same factory metal gasket that has the lips at bottem then you should be able to pop it up in place from the bottem without much fuss


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yea that what i tried doing yesterday. but i seem to have a lot of trouble trying to take of the last two bolts on the headers.
it seems the egr tube keeps getting in the way of my ratchet and the header bolt

any tips on the easiest way of taking the back two bolts of?
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If I remember correctly I had to use a wrench instead of the socket on the back two on one of the sides, not sure which, I can't remember if they hit the tube or what on that side but if they do just keep pressure on the manifold back towards the side of the car to give u more room to work, I've done this twice and it really didn't take that long, especially the second time it was a lot quicker lol

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ahh i see. well i guess my works gona be cut out for me this week =)
im going to get to it tomorrow thanks a lot for the help appreciate it
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Not a problem, be sure to post up when u get er done lol

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