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Old 03-14-2010, 01:27 PM
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unplug EGR until i do studs and delete?

What exactly does unplugging the egr valve do?

I don't mind a check engine light

I am saving up for studs, egr delete, exhaust and gagues.

But in the mean time does it make sense to unplug the egr valve?
will this decrease the chances of egr and head gasket failure.

The truck is 100% stock right now
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unpluging it will prevent it from oporating and opening, it is spring loded closed. I get 2 codes.


it is not a "FIX" but this does help a good amount
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you should start a signiture
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it may help a little but, it really doesn't do much and will not stop EGR cooler failure or head gasket failure. Your still letting exhaust gases into the EGR cooler which could cause flash boiling of the coolant and still can cause head gasket and egr cooler failure.
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You will also get coke build up around the valve. I have seen worse issues long term. If you are really concerned then buy a new EGR valve off Ebay. I got mine for $45.00. Buy a few spare o-rings. Swap out your current valve and clean your old one. (View the write up on DTS on cleaning egr valves). You can practice swapping out your dirty EGR for a clean one every oil change. Since practicing this I havent had any issues and I tow 15k quite a bit.

This is temporary and deleting the EGR, head studs, etc. is the best way to go. Obviously spending the little bit of money now on the egr swap practice will hold you over until you have the coin to drop on that good stuff.
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