Thanks for the suggestion, i was thinking of doing that, not sure what you mean by "when it comes time for the intake manifold" I had everything all mocked up, basically reassembled the whole top end of the motor for the fit check... are you referring to if I remove the factory intake and go with an aftermarket? Will pick that stuff up when I am at the hardware store finding the correct fitting for the EGR bung. I thought that it would be good to keep as any attachment even with a sleeve would provide some heat sinking, also don't want to worry about touching up the paint.
2001 ZX3 2.0L Zetec-
Hatch Nation #42
Going through Rebuild See "The TICK Build Thread" for details (http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=289168&referrerid=62897)