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Old 11-24-2012, 10:49 AM
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Welding EGR Closed

Welding EGR Closed

My 05 had a new egr cooler installed in 2010. I love to worry and I constantly worry about the cooler failing again. My wife complained that her truck would “buck” occasionally going up hills. I pulled the valve, cleaned it and she informed me that it ran much better. Two weeks later I unhooked the egr and for at least a month now she tells me it is running great.

I am considering going to the wreckers and buying a used valve that I can tig weld closed. I was thinking that this way, if the cooler fails again the coolant soaked exhaust gases will go out the tail pipe rather than into the engine.

I realize that this can still cause an overheating issue but I think this would be preferable over the possibility of hydraulic locking and other associated issues with coolant in the cylinders.
Does this make sense? Will eliminating the air flow over the egr cooler possibly cause it to fail faster?
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:54 AM
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the advantage to welding or using a billet plug is sometimes a valve can be forced open

I drunk welded a EGR valve and ruined the o-ring seating area LOL

kinda a shame is was a known good valve I bought for 20 bucks ,, so now i will use it to measure off of and turn a billet plug


I need to keep a good one handy for emissions
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:57 AM
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So is anyone making a seal off plug? I have been pondering welding the cooler shut itself but if I could just pull my egr valve and put a plug in place that would be even better.
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I live in Ontario Canada and I know they are planning on making some changes with respect to emissions. I want to keep one handy for the yearly test as well.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:02 AM
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they do but I know one guy ( A moderator on here ) who had fitment issues )

u can weld one I just didn't get the valve closed all the way so when I noticed the tiny gap I went to weld the perimeter of the valve and burned into the sealing area


I blame My Bud






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Old 11-24-2012, 12:14 PM
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You can buy the EGR spool valve eliminator plug on e-bay.

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...d=280716358592


Back in the day before the EGR kits became popular, I made my own.




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Old 11-24-2012, 12:31 PM
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Its not even worth it just weld the cooler itself shut or get the egr delete kit with up pipe. closing the egr valve itself is not going to solve any of the snowball effect problems with these engines
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