Originally Posted by 87_Crown_Vic
EGR valve has nothing to do with that pipe that is leaking... what you have a problem with is called the thermactor pump. it reduces NOx as said above. the pipe comes out of rear of each cylinder head and then to a check valve, after the check valve to a "T" fitting. bottom of the "T" fitting leads to another check valve and then to the cat convertors and side leading to front of the car from the "T" goes to the thermactor pump(smog pump).
i remove this stuff on my cars since my state has no state inspections. depending on where you live you could possibly do this too. i know people in Pennsylvania and New Jersey that have bypassed this setup and still pass emissions checks on there cars. the pipe from the back of the cylinder heads can be pinched off and the same goes for the pipes from the cat convertors to make it quiet again. i will try and get pics of how it looks with A/C and smog removed under the hood. any further questions, just ask.
That my friend, is one beautiful car.
I was told that running the car with holes with holes that far up in the exhaust system can lead to problems with the valves, is this true?
Edit: I live in southeastern ohio (Area code : 45714) And we are going to put the car in my name soon, will they inspect it then?
So, if i were to go to replace this pipe, would i have to buy a new thermactor pump, or could i just find a bit of pipe and repair it myself with some clamps?