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 Post subject: Re: Machined stainless exhaust manifold plug (Weeks Kit Stag
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 11:24 am 
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And the red hubba bubba gum from the head and exhaust manifold, lol?

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 Post subject: Re: Machined stainless exhaust manifold plug (Weeks Kit Stag
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 1:41 pm 
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Being a noob, I've taken my time installing the stage 1 and stage 2 kits. Getting closer to the end, step 26, I'm looking to remove the hose barb on the cylinder head, but it doesn't take 8mm Allen/hex. The hole through the middle of it is just round. Anyone else run into this issue? Edit: the hose barb came out with a deep well 18mm socket. All back together and running much smoother. Thanks Weeks!

Interesting, thanks for the heads up.

Yeah, mine was a 19 mm deep socket to remove the nipple.
I remember that the socket I used on that nipple was one size too large for the plug that was going back in.
I remember because I cussed having to swap sockets in the middle of fumblefingering that lil booger back in.

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 Post subject: Re: Machined stainless exhaust manifold plug (Weeks Kit Stag
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 3:49 pm 
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Thanks guys, I have updated the install instructions to reflect the use of a 18mm or 19mm deep socket if the hex is not present. :JEEPIN:

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 Post subject: Re: Machined stainless exhaust manifold plug (Weeks Kit Stag
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:19 am 
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Is there any concern about the coolant not flowing through the head in the path that is now plugged by the removal of the nipple?

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 Post subject: Re: Machined stainless exhaust manifold plug (Weeks Kit Stag
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:20 am 
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I don't think it really matters a whole lot.
That port on the drivers side of the head feeds the EGR cooler and from the EGR cooler to the inlet at the water pump.
Without the EGR cooler in place, you either plug that port or reroute it to the water pump inlet, essentially making it a type of thermostat bypass.
But the thermostat opening is much bigger so naturally more coolant is going to flow through the thermostat anyway.

In my case, I routed that port on the side of the head to the heater inlet. But thats another story...

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 Post subject: Re: Machined stainless exhaust manifold plug (Weeks Kit Stag
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:56 pm 
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Is there any concern about the coolant not flowing through the head in the path that is now plugged by the removal of the nipple?

The port has a nipple there from the factory to feed coolant to the EGR cooler. If it didn't have an EGR system the port wouldn't have a nipple there at all. It is just a convenient place to get water. Some have argued that by blocking the port you're keeping the coolant inside the head, increasing cooling efficiency.

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 Post subject: Re: Machined stainless exhaust manifold plug (Weeks Kit Stag
PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 7:15 pm 
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As requested by Weeks:

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 Post subject: Re: Machined stainless exhaust manifold plug (Weeks Kit Stag
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 Post subject: Re: Machined stainless exhaust manifold plug (Weeks Kit Stag
PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:04 pm 
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Any useful hints on completing step 9 of the Stage 2 kit? This is where you remove the EGR tube from behind the engine. I've tried twisting, pulling, pushing, turning, etc. I know the step says it is complicated; I'm just looking to see if anyone had a helpful hint or two.

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 Post subject: Re: Machined stainless exhaust manifold plug (Weeks Kit Stag
PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:14 pm 
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Pull harder.

The clip is not all the way around the pipe, but it IS right in the middle of the engine attached to the head. Lifting the pipe straight up should dislodge it from the clip. If brute force isn't working, you aren't using enough.


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 Post subject: Re: Machined stainless exhaust manifold plug (Weeks Kit Stag
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:53 pm 
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Ive got the stage one and two. I for one would like to know what else is in the works from you guys?

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 Post subject: Re: Machined stainless exhaust manifold plug (Weeks Kit Stag
PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:55 am 
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Ive got the stage one and two. I for one would like to know what else is in the works from you guys?

Any requests? :JEEPIN:

We have several things in the works. We send new product announcements to our newsletter - sometimes we will send out surveys to gauge interest and determine if an idea moves to production. You can sign up here: http://www.sasquatchparts.com/newsletter

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 Post subject: Re: Machined stainless exhaust manifold plug (Weeks Kit Stag
PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:22 pm 
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I sure wouldnt mind being able to install a euro 6 speed manual in my CRD. SIGH!

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 Post subject: Re: Machined stainless exhaust manifold plug (Weeks Kit Stag
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 3:36 am 
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Hi weeks101,

My fuel efficiency is terrible, display says 13.3lit/ 100km, for city driving, and sometimes it goes down to 11lt/100km for freeways. My vehicle is on 138k km. I bought it at 130,000 km.


I disconnected the MAF today, and purchased a cable to stop the engine codes.

So now just having a look at your kits.

Can you sell the two stage kits (1+2) together with one set of shipping to Melbourne, Australia?


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 Post subject: Re: Machined stainless exhaust manifold plug (Weeks Kit Stag
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 3:51 am 
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I have the stage1 installed, and the stage 2 will be going in in November. The stage 1 did help me with economy (some people find no difference), but that was after a GDE full torque Eco tune, and a Vortex exhaust. It is a good mod to do in and of itself and I highly recommend it and am very glad I have it, but if you are looking for economy, it should be part of a package of mods. Just my opinion, and I should say that I am a strong supporter of weeks and his company, and I love his products.

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 Post subject: Re: Machined stainless exhaust manifold plug (Weeks Kit Stag
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:57 am 
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Can you sell the two stage kits (1+2) together with one set of shipping to Melbourne, Australia?

While it seems like our cart is double-counting shipping ($18.95 per item for international shipping) when you order stage 1 and stage 2 kits together, shipping to Australia, we will upgrade the whole order from economy shipping to expedited shipping. It would get to you in something like 10 days instead of 4-6 weeks. If you would prefer to only pay for economy shipping please email us and I will send you a coupon code: https://shop.sasquatchparts.com/contact

Thanks
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Lancer wrote:
...I should say that I am a strong supporter of weeks and his company, and I love his products.

Cheers! Thanks for your business!

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 Post subject: Re: Machined stainless exhaust manifold plug (Weeks Kit Stag
PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:06 pm 
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Has anyone just cut the EGR coolant hoses out instead of trying to pop the spring clamps and pull them off? My hoses feel like they hardened up and I haven't been able to pop them off the barbs.

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 Post subject: Re: Machined stainless exhaust manifold plug (Weeks Kit Stag
PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:35 pm 
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Just finished my install and it all went together well. one thing I would suggest is to separate the EGR motor from the cooler by undoing the four 8mm bolts on the top of the unit once you remove it from the block. This made wiggling the EGR out INFINITELY easier and it only took about a minute and a half to get all 4 bolts out. Would also suggest pulling the Fuel filter head. I dont think that was in the install instructions.

I do think that the jeep is a little quieter after the removal. I am thinking that the EGR tube going behind the block was resonating the exhaust noise since its so thin walled.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:05 am 
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