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Old 01-13-2008, 02:19 AM   #1
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Default 99+ EGR removal (um, for track use)

Here's what I did to remove EGR from my system since my MS's control of it was somewhat tempermental (no wires, for one thing):

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Basically, stuffed a rubber plug in the manifold, and put a plate on the egr tube. But, I HATE that tube, so if someone knows where to get a plug for the exhaust manifold, I'm all ears.
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Pretty sure BEGI could better inform you on a plug. To make your own cut the end off your EGR tube on the exhaust mani end and braze it shut or whatever method of metal bonding you feel like.
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Thanks - I might give them a ring. I thought about doing that, but my nut's so rounded I'd never get it back in. :-)

So it seems ok if I just leave it like that - sometimes I get lazy.
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That reminds me to get a plug from them while my mani is there getting modified.
My tube is crimped and braized, nothing pretty.
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If you remove the egr tube (and only if you remove it), there is no need to plug the hole where the egr tube went. Just leave it open. I used a Begi plug to close the hole on the manifold
Then, of the 2 holes where the egr valve used to be, close the one with the red arrow. I drillled and tapped with the dril / tap that came with the turbo kit (for the oil return line);

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just remove the gasket, trace it on some sheet metal of the same description, and dont cut out the center hole.
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Since I had my manifold apart, back when I first posted this topic, I just put a plug in an internal passage:

Jammed it in that hole on the upper right. I was concerned high vacuum/pressure might make it move, but there's a 90* bend on either side of that joint.



Then I added a plate to the front to keep exhaust from going everywhere:
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