remove the header with the egr still attached and remove the egr on a workbench so you have an easier time.. i think it tends to get rusted on there so its hard to get off.. remove the intake tube as well so you have more room to access it
Thanks. That's the route I had determined to take.
I put my clutch in yesterday and after I got the tranny, etc. buttoned up I started the headers.
I got driver side done and then got the passenger side unbolted but it was 11pm so I quit. I have the EGR disconnected at the front, but there's some vacuum thing that I'm going to have to unbolt to free up the egr tube. Can the header/egr come out the top of the engine? It doesn't look like it will go thru the bottom or am I wrong about that? I was pretty tired by the time I quit. heh
don't do what I did and snap the EGR tube because you were pulling on it too hard...:nono: had to get my tube welded up a week later, it was great seeing my headers on the car but still couldn't even hear it run until that damned tube was back on. welding saved 70-80 bucks for a new one though
well, I figured it out. got the pipe and tube loose and hanging under the car and was able to unscrew it in that position. I was unable to get it all out while assembled and was afraid I would break it as mentioned. The worst part was that the two long bolts on the passenger side are at the front of the engine and the way the pipe is bent, I had to use a crescent wrench instead of a ratchet because there was no room. Actually, I had to break the end off the bolt to get enough room for the header to fit. That was a difficult install. I'd say it took me 2 hours for the driver side and five for the passenger, lol, but,
with the pypes x-pipe and pro-v mufflers it sounds pretty awesome! :shiny:
(I'm not even sure it's actually an EGR. It's the tube that screws in the back of the header. BBK provided caps for the bungs on the front and said use them if you don't have an EGR so I'm confused but don't care because I'm done wrenching for now. lol)
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