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Icon5 Tightening EGR valve fitting-which tool? SOLVED!

OK, after replacing the intake gaskets on my 2.3, (and doing quite a bit of other stuff in the process, ISO a smog certificate) I've finally slobbered the sh!tbox back together. (I'm really getting too old for this. )

I was able to disconnect the exhaust tube from the EGR valve when I disassembled it by using a rainstorm worth of PB Blaster and twisting by hand, but I'd like to make sure it's reinstalled tightly.

Trouble is, I can't get a wrench of any sort, adjustable or whatever, on it. It's 1 1/16". I've ordered a crowfoot wrench in that size from Amazon in the hope that might work, but in the meantime, any ideas? How did you guys do this?

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On my 3.0 Vulcan, I used a pipe wrench on the fitting and that worked well.
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Thanks for thge response. The problem is that this is the 2.3 liter four banger, and the EGR valve is a very tight fit against the firewall. The fitting is 1 and 1/16' so access is limited and it's impossible to get an adjustable, pipe wrench, or open-end wrench on it.

I have a crowfoot wrench on order which will arrive today, so let's hope that works. I think the only other option, if not, will be to disconnect the lengthy EGR tube from the exhaust collector and go from there. Wish me luck.
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