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    Default Removing a pipe?

    To all the gurus out there,

    Gen II Pajero 3.5GLS

    The copper pipe that connects the injection system and the manifold has been "blowing" and a new one from the Stealers are R1040.00

    I have heard that one can eliminate the pipe and BLANK off the two openings without any undue problems.

    This be true
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    hi brink
    can you post some pictures of what you talking about maybe i can help you

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    Tx Mad Max,

    There is a photo posted by someone on the Pajero Forum under a similar heading.

    Too large to paste here.

    We are talking about the egr pipe that connects the intake manifold to the exhaust manifold.

    Can you help?

    Many thanks
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    ive gotten very far with plastic / steel / copper / rubber pipes used for vacuum etc
    by going to any place that does hydraulics . they make up all types of pipes with various fittings for cheap cheap. its what most workshops do anyhows even if they have to use your old fittings they can also do that and just re weld, crimp, clamp of whatever ......

    cant remember the name but there is a hydraulics place on main reef road that i always use.

    they even bend the pipes into the funny shapes required sometimes if you take them a sample !

    never paid more than 200 bucks for any pipe !!!

    the 2 places below is not the place that i use but looks like they are almost the same type of place, i see they do copper tubes :
    http://www.mhydraulics.co.za/
    http://www.hycomp.co.za/index.htm
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    My concern is that the pipe is doing a job.

    I would have had it repaired and or replaced rather.
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    You can remove the egr pipe between the inlet manifold and the exhaust.

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    I am having the blanks done in the interim so that I can take the pipe to be made up.

    Thank you all for the advice and referals.

    The OEM Stealers can sell the egr pipe at the indicated R1040 but will only guarantee it for 3 months
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    Hi. You say the pipe is blowing ? Does that mean there is a tiny hole or crack in it ? What about taking it into an exhaust place and ask them the braze it closed ? It should take 5mins and be few $ ...

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    Sorry to resurrect an old post here - is the EGR pipe the little metal pipe with flexi-ribbing on it?

    Mine seems to be blowing too. What is the best solution? Blank it off or patch up the pipe?

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    it's called a concertina pipe...

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    Yep, that's the one.

    So what says the combined wisdom on this forum? OK to blank it off?

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    I say get one even if it's second hand. If you start to eliminate certain parts which you think is not important in the end they are all going to add up and it may be difficult to diagnose other problems. My 2c....

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    Don't blank off any pipe from the motor to the inlet manifold. If you want to remove it for whatever reason then make sure that the motor can still vent
    If you don't know what you're doing then rather don't do it
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    So quote for the pipe from Mitsubishi comes in at R1500, which is a bit out of budget having just paid for a full service, new exhaust manifold and new battery.

    What am I risking by not replacing the pipe? Just high fuel consumption? Or is there a risk of causing a real problem?

    What about using some kind of sealing tape perhaps?

    As always, comments and suggestions appreciated.

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