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EGR Tubes Cause Hole In Intake Manifold

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by RomeLaw, May 22, 2011.

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  1. RomeLaw

    RomeLaw New Member

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    First let me say I love my 1998 Explorer. It's really not an overstatement, so please dont think I'm being an idiot by asking this, but I'm compelled to.

    I pulled off an EGR Sensor that looks like hot air just ripped to to shreds. Like an idiot I just let the hoses lay however in the engine, meaning to replace them shortly. I've come to now realize that they blow a hole in my intake manifold. Now after replacing the EGR Sensor and the MAF Sensor, I'm realizing this hole was the problem (previously I realized that the truck wouldnt stall out if I unplugged the MAF Sensor). Anyway, I'm wondering whether I need to replace the entire manifold or can I use something to plug that hole? A mechanic friend said that's the source of my problem and that air is getting in through that hole.
     
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  3. Explorer2011

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    Sure its not the tube itself?
     
  4. RomeLaw

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    No it's not the tubing itself.

    I've read in other forums where someone's used JB Weld to plug a hole in a Manifold. Stating that where the Manifold has not become brittle itself, thus prone to further breakdown, JB Weld can effectively plug a hole. Any thoughts?
     
  5. boominXplorer

    boominXplorer Elite Ranger Elite Explorer

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    JB weld would work until it cracks and sucks into the motor and bends a valve. You can get an intake manifold cheap at a junkyard or I am selling one in this thread
    SOHC for sale thread
     
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    cat converters are plugged up and cause this concern.
     
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    i second this.
     

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