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EGR tube broke

This is a discussion on EGR tube broke within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; well, i was cruisin the other night and thought i heard an exhaust leak. when i got home i checked ...

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    EGR tube broke

    well, i was cruisin the other night and thought i heard an exhaust leak. when i got home i checked underhood hoping it was a cutout but instead my egr tube broke off where it mounts to the header. my question is what is the best way to seal it? i was gonna break it the rest of the way off and seal it off with high temp epoxy crap. any suggestions? thanks

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    I think that's the a.i.r. tube you're talking about. The egr was eliminated in 01I think.
    Either way, I'd be careful using opoxy. Some of that stuff will kill your O2's. I would maybe take it somewhere and see if soemone can weld it back on for you. You are talking about the tube sticking up from the exhaust manifold right?

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    if its just cracked I would use JB Weld..

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    its the egr tube, these headers were made for 98-02 ls1s, so they have the egr provision, its cracked by where the tube meets the header. i think i'm gonna use something like jb weld, but stronger

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    What brand headers are they?

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    the stainless steel ones from ebay. i guess i got what i payed for

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue02Z View Post
    its the egr tube, these headers were made for 98-02 ls1s, so they have the egr provision, its cracked by where the tube meets the header. i think i'm gonna use something like jb weld, but stronger
    stronger?!? im confused lol. I fixed a cracked radiator on a buick with jb weld. you dont get much stronger as far as epoxy..

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue02Z View Post
    the stainless steel ones from ebay. i guess i got what i payed for
    This has me curious now. What caused the EGR tube to break?

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    I want to purchase those headers but if their gonna break and nothing is attached to it except block off plate? More info please?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    This has me curious now. What caused the EGR tube to break?
    i've seen the tubes 'break' off from excessive heat. basically the heat is burning the metal out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue02Z View Post
    the stainless steel ones from ebay. i guess i got what i payed for
    i ordered the bbk stainless steel and i have had no problems. what brand did you buy?

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    the egr tube just broke off. right after the weld to where it merges with the #2 cylinder. they are made by sssautochrome. other than this and the fact that y-pipe has to be modified to not hit the floorboard, they are real nice headers, i think that the company are assholes tho. i plugged it with some shit that you mold with your hands, the vatozone stuff. it is harder than jb weld.

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    Hope it holds. I haven't seen those headers for sale on Ebay in awhile. It sucks cause I just got money together to get a set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    I want to purchase those headers but if their gonna break and nothing is attached to it except block off plate? More info please?!
    Just get race headers and have the A.I.R. and EGR deleted. Cap the EGR on your intake manifold if it has one. That's my .02

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    I at least need the air!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huskerz1 View Post
    Just get race headers and have the A.I.R. and EGR deleted. Cap the EGR on your intake manifold if it has one. That's my .02
    I need the AIR but not the EGR.

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    weird, and definately sucks. i have those headers but since i took off the AIR and EGR I had them cut off and close up both. can you take some pics to show us? sorry to hear about your troubles with these headers. so far i have had no issues with them. here are some engine bay pics of mine right after the heads and intake install...



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    They look nice man.

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    I got rid of all my EGR craP and just bought some lacesetter ceramic longtubes. Man...I can DEFINATLY feel the difference...ALOT more torque.

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