car junkie with commitment issues

EGR plugs

I decided to plug off the egr (exhaust gas recirculation) ports in the head, i bough some m18x1.5 bolts and cut the heads off and threaded them into the ports with some JB weld, easy. I spent the other half the night drilling out a seized stud that I had to cut off on the exhaust manifold.


5 responses

  1. Job

    Did you have to groove those cut off bolts? (I see there are grooves in them.) Quite the mechanic you are, and inventive too. You know you have a cousin in Toronto who rebuilds cars from the ground up, a commom interest, obviously. Nice that Bahiyyih seems to support your hobby. With all that new money coming in you can really get into modifiying in a big way. It gets expensive though, be careful!

    November 10, 2011 at 7:20 am

  2. Josh

    Hi Job, yeah I cut the heads off and slotted them so i could thread them in with a screw driver once they were covered in jb weld.

    I’ve done a lot of decent work in the past but just as I was getting good I moved to vancouver…. but not having garage space, falling in love, getting married, and having a kid really slowed things down as far as project cars go, mostly it was the lack of garage tho.

    I find the most expensive thing about car builds for me right now is acquiring tools, but the car parts will start go get more expensive once I need to fab up the suspension, buy carbs, and get wheels…

    all in good time.

    November 10, 2011 at 11:11 am

  3. Shaun

    Why oh why did they put EGR on a little 80’s four cylinder?? Will a header from a 22r toyota truck engine fit that head?

    November 13, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    • Josh

      Hey Shaun, I doubt the 22r header would fit. Besides I’m broke for now, although I am picking a clean used rad today to replace my rotten one.
      But right now I need to focus on my carb, my cold idle is 2500 and the warm idle is 1200 haha.

      November 13, 2011 at 12:29 pm

  4. Leon

    What elts did u have to remove to finish the EGR delete?

    April 22, 2012 at 8:08 pm

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