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what to do with my exhaust manifold need help

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i just took my car to the shop to get my headers gasket changed cuz i thought i blew it. turns out i have a crack on the header itself, now the mechanic took it of and the egr pipe also. but due to the egr tube being so old it stripped the splines.
im thinking about just welding the two hole on the exhaust manifold on the passanger side. i know it will throw an code for no egr tube, so what should i do?

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the passenger side headers are known to crack like that, the cheapest thing to do is to have the crack welded shut, i don't think age had much to do with the egr nut threads being stripped but anyways, you should be able to have it welded to the bung without any problem getting it back in there, or if you wanted you could have a new one attached to manifold so it can be tightened like normal


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yea im planing on getting the manifold welded. and surprisingly the egr tube for 99 mustang and up were stoped being produced about 3 years ago and no ford shop has them anymore!
even my local salvage lots refused to take them of because they say most of the time it strips.
But im guessing ill just have him weld everything for a cheaper fix.
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huh thats odd, mine has been taken off and put back on twice while i have had it, it fits right with no problems at all, guess i just got lucky that it didn't strip, to be honest this is the first time i have ever heard of it stripping on someone, and i've been in a lot of exhaust thread lol

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yea well what can you do now...
so what do you think i should do just block it off, and clear my cel everytime it comes up for inspections.
or should i just ask the guy to try to weld em back together? so i wont have to worry about emissions?
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