EGR valves.......Blanking off

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  1. ♠Winp®oClean♠

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    EGR valves...... who has theirs blanked off?

    Had mine blanked off on my 2010 Citroen Dispatch 1.6 HDI. Had a new one on in October and it failed again last month!! Everything I've ever read about these wee blighters is only negative & when you understand what they do that's no surprise. My van has smoked under acceleration since I bought it, not unknown for Diesels I know but this was excessive IMO. Anyhow, had the EGR blanked off last week & the van is like a whole different beast! Better pull away, smoother power, slightly improved MPG & No smoke- I can't even force it to smoke!! It seems a common modification to make so I just wondered if anyone here had done it?
     
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    I do it on every diesel I've owned along with decat and dpf off.
     
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    Never heard about it. Is it expensive to do or can you do it yourself?
     
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    They seem to be more trouble than they are worth, another flawed technology like the terrible DPF system!!
     
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    Mega expensive- the kit cost me £8 off Ebay!!:D You can do it yourself but on my engine it's tucked away in a tricky place at the back of the block so I had mechanic do it.
     
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    Did you have the vehicle remapped also ?
     
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    No as this mod doesn't bring the EML (engine management light) on my van
    A map is generally to remove the EGR software only & rid the EML.
     
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    How much did it cost labour wise?
     
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    He's not invoiced me yet but it's not a big job by any stretch of the imagination. Had it done as he had to replace the failed EGR valve anyway- it had actually blown a huge hole through it!! He himself recommended that I blank it off. You can buy a steel plate & gaskets made to fit most vehicles. You loosen the EGR body off (usually two bolts) & slide the pre-cut plate & gaskets into place then retighten. Job done.
     
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