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Old 01-22-2013, 10:37 AM   #1
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name of small pipe (exhaust?) on the right of the engine? SPI

Can anyone tell me what this chrome pipe (about 1" thick) is called? I need to either buy a replacement or get a weld. The pipe has a small crack where the pipe meets the mounting (on the left of my red circle below,), and I can feel exhaust blowing out of it (and it sounds a bit louder, not much mind). Perhaps it is a candidate for JB weld or other magic paste - although I doubt that would last long.

I'm not sure if it is related, but I just changed the PCV valve (which was quite dirty and probably overdue w/ 180km on clock). Last year, the hose connected to the PCV valve had fallen off and was making the car stall. I have a suspicion that the dirty valve was causing issues (a mechanic put some heater hose on the missing hose, which fixed the stalling).




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Old 01-22-2013, 10:40 AM   #2
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I can't really see anything in the picture. can you take a closer shot?
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sorry, i was being lazy and didn't even take that picture (i did draw the red circle tho! :) )

there is only one small (1" ish) metal pipe on the right of the engine - was hoping someone knew what it was. it heads back into what looks like the exhaust manifold

wait - my laziness prevails (plus it is cold out). i found it: EGR tube to exhaust manifold

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and crap does the other end of that look like a bastard to install. it is broken on the weld on the right of the last image i posted.
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but easily had for $50-60 on ebay: http://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_nkw=e...tube&_osacat=0

i think i'll try JB weld or something like that first - or perhaps get a professional welder to have a go at it.
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so, a follow on question - is this a typical breaking point - or is this a symptom, say, of the EGR valve being bunged up and therefore breaking the pipe?
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i'll keep yakking away to myself - perhaps someone else has this problem.

here is a great thread with pictures on how to remove (and clean) the EGR valve (including removal of my broken pipe). http://www.feoa.net/modules.php?name...wtopic&t=34432

i'm thinking i'll order one for $60 - $60 does not buy much time from a welder, but seems like I should clean the EGR valve while I'm in there.
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I've seen it happen a lot... by the way I believe I have one that's in good condition.
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ah bummer - i just ordered one. seconds too late! i got one on rockauto for $30 - but then had to buy a bunch of other stuff to justify the shipping ($30 again)

it seems like a pretty easy job to replace - so he says cursing himself (as if anything attached to exhaust is easy)
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