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if you cut your egr tube near the top you might be able to get away with a silicone hose they make for exhaust...if it close to the header its gonna melt...you will need the egr tube from a 96-97 cougar/tbird 3.8 or a mustang...you could also delete the egr...since your vehicle is eec iv controlled it wont effect your air/fuel table...you will get a check engine light...now might be the time to get a chip which will disable the egr system check...but you can drive as long as you block off the egr on the header and the intake...also cap up vacuum line on intake...check engine light will be on until you get the chip...
 

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did you delete your egr and how do you do it any performance differences and im gonna go get some compression fittings see if i cacn get this puppy to work oh and about buying one forget that ford said 100 buck plus for metel tubing i can make my own for that much
 

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i didnt delete mine...but i may in the future...you just need to ditch the egr valve, the evr which is right next to the valve on the left and the little gray box right behind the the valve...three things total...you then need to cap up the hole on the header and block the hole where the egr valve screws to the upper intake...you need to make a block off plate...as far as i know and what i have heard, eec iv vehicles will not be effected...many fox body 5.0 stangs delete the egr and use some kind of a plate to trick the computer to think its there but they never really change the eec egr function...with eec-v vehicles: 96-97 3.8's, 95+ 4.6's, and all SN95 stangs and up will notice poor performance with a defective egr...

and 100 bucks for the egr tube? i got mine for 45 from the dealer...
 

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ok i put on some mustang headers so will the egr tube off the 96-9 bird work for it i tried making my own with compression fittings but its turning to be a big pain in the butt and what dealer did you get the tube from i was just at zimmerman ford in cedar rapids iowa they said 101.16 for the tube i thought that was way to much
 

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yeah your are going to have to make your own egr tube i would try some heater or silicon hose and put it towards the the top of the engine, that is what i will be doing for mine, the mustang headers are different then the 96/97 tbird headers is tube design and everything
 

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ok cant i just get an egr tube off a mustang i think this is what ill be doing cause everyone ive talked to u cant use the silicon or heater it will melt
 

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ok but where did you use it at the top or bottom and the top closer to the egr valve i assume well anyway i bout a new egr from ford its off a mustang and then ill probaly cut it at the top and use that silicone hose if it dosent fit
 

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I deleted the EGR from my brother's 89 and my 90 T-Bird. No CEL. Just leave it bolted to the upper intake and thread a plug into the whole. Cap the EGR outlet on the header. Leave the electrical and vaccum lines hooked up to the EGR. The EEC4 only checks if the valve opens and closes under the correct vaccum conditions. The EEC5 checks for EGR flow as well and that is why it has to be deleted from the chip.

If you wish to run EGR, get the tube that goes with your headers. Midwest Mustangs could hook you up with that for a few bucks.

The reason you are having trouble finding a fitiing is that it is an 18 mm metric thread.
 

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Im looking to delete my EGR as well....Im getting some mustang JBA headers for 277.00 and they want to know if Im deleting EGR. Ive got a 95 LX 3.8, do I have the EEC4? So all I have to do is take off the EGR tube and cap the intake and make sure the headers (im buying) dont have the EGR fitting?

Any known problems out there for clearnace issues with the JBA mustang headers?
 

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Robin, JBA actually lists shorties for the T-Bird so I don't think there would be any. Factory 96-97 cars came with them and I believe the JBA's just have fuller tubes and an improved reducer design.
 
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