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Old 01-23-2011, 03:29 PM
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My EGR valve. Should I be worried?!?!

Just pulled it for the first time, and got this sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. Truck only has 29k miles on it. Looked inside the EGR passageway it was bolted into, and it was pretty nasty. No standing puddles of fluid, but a bunch of that black pasty mess. To those of you who have pulled yours before, what did it look like? Should I be worried? I live in CA, so the EGR delete is out of the question.

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Old 01-23-2011, 03:32 PM
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looks normal. as long as its not wet in the hole you are ok. clean it and put new O rings on it and re install
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Old 01-23-2011, 03:34 PM
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Thats what it looks like with out egr delete and tunes. I would be more worried if it looked steam cleaned.
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Old 01-23-2011, 03:37 PM
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Mine looked like that when I pulled mine. I cleaned it and the intake hole the best I could and replaced it. From my driving to work (where I lived last year) the truck never really got worked, and I think that is what caused mine to look that way. Truck runs fine. No worries here.

I'm contemplating pulling it again, now that I commute further now. Just curiosity more than anything else.
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Old 01-23-2011, 04:06 PM
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looks good
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Are you OCD? Looks like you got out some polish for the top. looks great!
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:47 PM
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man thats clean... and eh you can do deletes here, just depends who ya kjnow........... ya know.
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I hope you didn't get any extreme cleaner into those holes at the bottom of the top part. Otherwise, looks better than new. lol.
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i don't know what the hell my previous owner was using for fuel but my egr was replaced once under warranty and when i pulled it at 54k the other day i looked 3 times worse than that. i can't believe the damn thing still functioned properly
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