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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-24-2005, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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EGR/exhaust question

I have an exhaust leak where the pipe from the exhaust manifold screws into the EGR valve. I just had it off to do the head gaskets and no matter how tight I make it, exhaust is leaking out thru the threads. Is there supposed to be a gasket or something inside the EGR valve? What does everyone use on the threads, if anything?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-24-2005, 08:38 PM
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There isn't a gasket that goes there, the threads usually seal up just fine. Are you certain you didn't crossthread or strip the threads?

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-24-2005, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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Yeah, I'm positive I didn't. I unscrewed it today and and screwed it back on just to be sure and it was nice and straight. I put some antisieze on it today too. I can put my hand back there and feel it coming out between the threads and the housing. I can wrap a rag around the area and quiet down the noise.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-27-2005, 03:21 PM
 
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yes there is supposed to be a gasket in there...im sure thans your problem
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