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I forgot to tap my manifold for my EGT probe when installing my kit. What is the rule of thumb on tapping it with the kit already installed? How much risk am I placing on the turbo? Or should I bite the bullet and take the kit off to tap it?

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Scott

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I wouldn't risk it, IMO. Too much money and work @ stake.

Better safer than sorry :)

Tapping will create a fine metal "powder" and collect in the tapping oil. I definitely wouldn't want to see what would happen to the shaft bearings :eek:

If you need another hand to speed the process up, i'm here.. also have a 2-post lift.. but I don't think that'd help with a single turbo de-install/install. :)
 

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Scott,

Do it right the first time!

Shortcuts end up causing you to go the longer route towards the finish.

I don't about you, but getting metal in that NEW TURBO would be be heart-breaking since you have had all that other problems in the last year.
 

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Just put the EGT in the DP right after the turbo!! I never put them before the turbo anymore.... lost too many turbine wheels form broken probes!!
 

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basupra said:
Screw the EGT gauge, you have an FJO, right???

Tim

Yeah..I have an FJO. I wanted to re tap the the EGT to see why my exhaust housing is getting unusually hot(if EGT's are real high). It's actually burning my turbo blanket now. This is at idle.


I know I've been told a million times...but, it's another reason to go AEM:eek:

Thanks for the responses.


Scott

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