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Old 04-01-2011, 06:12 PM
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cleaning EGR

well i got some free time tomorrow and was thinking about seeing how bad the egr valve is. its not giving me any problems but it cant hurt to clean it

anyway how much of a beast id it to get off? is it worth the hassle
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:16 PM
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Remove the 2 8mm bolts that hold it in. Give it a spin so that you are able to hook the ears with something and give it a pop. I use a roll head pry bar like these:
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:17 PM
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wow thats a lot easier then i thought thanks. man your on it
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:28 PM
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I've changed them on the side of the road when they stick and leave me stranded on a road test.
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:32 PM
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That doesn't sound like fun.

One last question. Whats the best thing to clean it with? With a parts wash sink, carb cleaner ect...




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Old 04-01-2011, 06:36 PM
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That's a good question. I don't clean them. Usually when I get them they are all packed full of carbon. I end up replacing them.
But I think that carb cleaner would do a nice job. I know that gum-solve will clean out a plugged ebp tube.
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:44 PM
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well ill tear into it tomorrow and if its that carboned up ill just replace it. if its beyond cleaning
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:51 PM
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If it's not throwing a p0404 code then I wouldn't replace it yet. They ain't cheap.
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Berryman B12 carb cleaner and an old tooth brush works great! Keep it right side up and don't spray into the little holes on the underside. Lube the O rings before you pop it in. You will really have to push it in to get it to pop in ,but you will know when you got it home. Don't use the bolts to push it in. GOOD LUCK Oh ya, FORGET to put the connector back on.
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:01 PM
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If you leave it unplugged the exhaust pressure can push it open.
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