Stripped EGR stud question

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The manifold-side where EGR pipe mounts is stripped at one mounting point. The PO had placed a nut on top of the manifold with a makeshift stud and a nut below to affix the EGR down pipe.

I know the proper thing to do would be to pull the manifold and use a timesert, but the rats nest of vacuum lines in this smogged truck is daunting.

Is what the PO did that criminal? Dare I commit the sins of the PO? I really don’t want to pull the whole thing. Any suggestions appreciated.

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Yes me too.. I’m even considering removing that drain for the block just below. That would allow me to drill and place a timesert.
Seems more tolerable than removing the manifold.
 

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