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Does cleaning the EGR really help?
I pulled my EGR yesterday and cleaned it. It had probably 1/8" of carbon build up on it, but I have to wonder if it really did any good. I had a really hard time getting it out and back in. In fact, I ended up using the bolts to pull the thing back down because it never would push back into the hole no matter how much force I used. In the process of trying to install it, I pulled it back out a couple times, and all the carbon in the hole just got all over it again. What's the point of cleaning it if it just gets carbon all over it again as soon as you put it back in?
Is there something we should be doing to get all the carbon out of the EGR passages? And what would be safe to use?
2006 F-250 Powerstroke Crew Cab Lariat Long Bed 4x4 FX4
SCT Xcal2 with Xtreme tunes by Innovative
Banks Monster Exhaust/Quadzilla Commander
ARP Head Studs and Elite Sneaky Pipe (Thanks Scuffy)