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Re: How To: Install a new EGR

[QUOTE=Verminator;562800]I did the EGR replacement today and I had to cut the bolt. The "wiggle" technique did not work with me and I didn't feel like removing the alternator to get access to the EGR screws.

When you removed the upper bolt and loosened the lower bolt, the EGR would have easily rotated to the left, so there is no need to go to all the trouble to cut the bolt off. The entire job took me lessd than 20 minutes.
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Re: How To: Install a new EGR

DMS....maybe your Jeep was put together a little differently than the rest of ours seeing as how the majority of us can not wiggle the EGR out.
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DMS....maybe your Jeep was put together a little differently than the rest of ours seeing as how the majority of us can not wiggle the EGR out.

This is hilarious...the guy obviously is following the pictures and suggestions from the one person who started the thread, and did not read my posts that follow, and only tried to wiggle the bolt out. The original post with pictures is not the way to change the EGR. It is very simple if you just rotate the EGR to the left, and no bolt cutting in needed.
Similarly, people on this site have lengthy posts with tons of pictures about changing brake pads, and then leave the old rotors on, without even having them run on a lathe, which makes no sense.
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Re: How To: Install a new EGR

what i dont understand is how wiggling and rotating the egr changes the entire layout and relationship between the bolt and alternator. thats because it doesnt. you could spin the egr 360 degrees and the bolt and alternator are still in the same spot, lol. it had nothing to do with access to the bolt, the bolt was too long to come out because of the alternator. but whatever works for you.
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what i dont understand is how wiggling and rotating the egr changes the entire layout and relationship between the bolt and alternator. thats because it doesnt. you could spin the egr 360 degrees and the bolt and alternator are still in the same spot, lol. it had nothing to do with access to the bolt, the bolt was too long to come out because of the alternator. but whatever works for you.
You too, obviously did not rotate the EGR, as you would see how the bolt easily comes out. The bolt moves aorund in the EGR hole, it is not threaded in, so the angle changes. It is the EGR that is in the way, and when you rotate it, guess what, it is no longer in the way. I hope you had fun removing the alternaotr belt or cutting the bolt, when none of that is needed and it is such a simple procedure ....LOL
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Re: How To: Install a new EGR

youre right i didnt rotate it, because it doesnt help. maybe jeep used a shorter bolt for yours, who knows. if you would look at pic#4, you would see that the bolt head is in contact with the alternator, AND the bolt is still threaded into the engine. what that means is that the bolt will not unthread any more. its not a matter of the EGR not being threaded onto the bolt, its a bolt length problem. how do you expect rotating the EGR to solve that problem? hmm.

i guess myself along with everybody else on this forum who has done it and it wouldnt work, are wrong, and you are right. i hate i did it my way because that extra 2 minutes really made it a hard procedure and changed my life.
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youre right i didnt rotate it, because it doesnt help. maybe jeep used a shorter bolt for yours, who knows. if you would look at pic#4, you would see that the bolt head is in contact with the alternator, AND the bolt is still threaded into the engine. what that means is that the bolt will not unthread any more. its not a matter of the EGR not being threaded onto the bolt, its a bolt length problem. how do you expect rotating the EGR to solve that problem? hmm.

i guess myself along with everybody else on this forum who has done it and it wouldnt work, are wrong, and you are right. i hate i did it my way because that extra 2 minutes really made it a hard procedure and changed my life.
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Re: How To: Install a new EGR

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This is hilarious...the guy obviously is following the pictures and suggestions from the one person who started the thread, and did not read my posts that follow, and only tried to wiggle the bolt out. The original post with pictures is not the way to change the EGR. It is very simple if you just rotate the EGR to the left, and no bolt cutting in needed.
Similarly, people on this site have lengthy posts with tons of pictures about changing brake pads, and then leave the old rotors on, without even having them run on a lathe, which makes no sense.
You are my favorite person on here. I'm changing it today. I hope you are right.
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You are my favorite person on here. I'm changing it today. I hope you are right.
So, how did it go?
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Re: How To: Install a new EGR

I changed it no problem. Unfortunately I used a ratcheting
Wrench and it wedged itself between the alternator. Loosening the alternator is 2 bolts. Not sure why you guys are cutting bolts and making a huge deal out of this. On a scale of 1 to 10 on difficulty this is probably a 2 or 3. I had my egr clocked to the left and it probably would have came out if the wrench didn't get sandwiched.

On another note, this changed absolutely nothing on my 120,000 mile beat up truck. It runs exactly the same. I wouldn't change this unless your truck throws the code for it. Seems like this project goes the same as intake and exhaust. Everyone raves about it but it really does nothing at all.
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On another note, this changed absolutely nothing on my 120,000 mile beat up truck. It runs exactly the same. I wouldn't change this unless your truck throws the code for it. Seems like this project goes the same as intake and exhaust. Everyone raves about it but it really does nothing at all.
Between doing the SRT8 CAI, K&N, and EGR, I gained at least 1mpg in city. Which is a marked percentage increase over my standard 10.5mpg city. Basically a 10% improvement. I don't do much highway driving, so can't speak for that, but for the money I spent, it was well spent.
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