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Old 03-01-2006, 02:11 PM   #1
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This weekend I'll be reinstalling my EGR valve, in addition to sleeving my UIM and installing a reduced diameter EGR stovepipe. I've been trying to think of everything I'll need to do the job, and all I can think of is a UIM gasket, JB Weld (for the sleeve), coolant, and all the various tools for a normal UIM job. Is there anything major I'm overlooking?

Also, I'll have to be installing a different rear exhaust manifold to accomodate the EGR. I just installed the current manifold with new exhaust gaskets in November, so do I need a new gasket with the new manifold or can I reuse the existing one?

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TB gasket should be part of the UIM kit. I'd grab a new coolant elbow..because for $8 it doesn't hurt to have an extra on hand when the unthinkable breaking sound happens.
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This weekend I'll be reinstalling my EGR valve, in addition to sleeving my UIM and installing a reduced diameter EGR stovepipe. I've been trying to think of everything I'll need to do the job, and all I can think of is a UIM gasket, JB Weld (for the sleeve), coolant, and all the various tools for a normal UIM job. Is there anything major I'm overlooking?

Also, I'll have to be installing a different rear exhaust manifold to accomodate the EGR. I just installed the current manifold with new exhaust gaskets in November, so do I need a new gasket with the new manifold or can I reuse the existing one?

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Ben, if your UIM is stock, you will have to remove quite a bit of material to install that sleeve. The best way is with an adjustable reamer to keep the sleeve centered around the original hole. If that is not available, you might use a dremel tool or a die grinder with a cylindrical bit, or as big a rat tail file as you can find. Take a look at this post to referesh your memory to make sure the sleeve is centered when you epoxy it in place. http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=33565


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Where did you get the sleeze from? Ken-co makes a nice kit that has all the materials needed for a successful installation.
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Where did you get the sleeze from? Ken-co makes a nice kit that has all the materials needed for a successful installation.
Reduced diameter pipe and sleeve are from me.

KenCo 1/2" od rd pipe and 3/4" id sleeve cadmium plated mild steel --$80

Stainless steel 5/8" od rd pipe and 7/8" od stainless steel sleeve from me -- $15

Plus, Ben lives in Ames so delivery is as long as it takes him to drive to my house.
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Where did you get the sleeze from?
You saying my materials are sleazey??? Sir, I challenge you to a duel!


Bill speaks the truth. I live in Ames so I just cruised on over to Buttermore'* and picked up a sleeve and stovepipe that he made.

The UIM I'm sleeving was brand new in November, so I will have quite a bit of modification to do. Do any of you guys think it'* stupid that I would cut into a nearly-new Dorman UIM? Should I just install the smaller stovepipe and call it good?

Boosty - I don't think I'll be removing the LIM. Those gaskets were also new in November, so they should be fine for a while. I would have ordered the all-metal LIM gaskets if they were confirmed to exist, but it'* too late to order them for this weekend. This also means that my coolant elbow is fine. I'll have to remember the TB gasket, though I think I have a spare.

Anybody know if I can reuse a nearly-new exhaust manifold gasket?
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Ben...I assume you have a dealer or store that carries the elbows close by and open.
The angles can be tricky.

You are reusing every other gasket..why not the exhausts?
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Ben...I assume you have a dealer or store that carries the elbows close by and open.
The angles can be tricky.

You are reusing every other gasket..why not the exhausts?
I guess I'm saying that I might not be removing the LIM at all, so I won't need to worry about removing the coolant elbow. But yes, there will be an O'Reilly'* and an Autozone close at hand if I crack that little bugger.

As far as the exhaust gaskets are concerned, I didn't know if those types of gaskets were reuseable. I thought maybe they wouldn't seal up against a different exhaust manifold very well. Any thoughts?
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If your exhaust gaskets are the type that are made of a soft metal and have a hard ring where the ports are, you should buy a new one. It'* a hit or miss with those ones. I've had them stick only to the head and be ok, tear when taking a manifold off, or not stick at all and be ok.
If there all one type of metal then they can be reused.

BTW I can't wait to hear your results after the EGR reinstall.
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