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Old 09-11-2012, 07:50 PM   #1
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Default EGR block off question (lack there of)

Is an EGR block off plate actually required on the intake mani if the EGR pipe is removed, but a valve is still in place? The valve is not controlled.

Since the non-controlled valve is closed, I don't see why the plate is necessary.
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:08 PM   #2
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I would just because they are cheap, easy, and give piece of mind that nothing is going in there. Like cast iron lockable panties
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It looks prettier? I got one just to limit the clutter. You could probably make one for less than the Begi ones.
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I cut mine out of some 1/8" metal with a hack saw and sealed it with permatex grey. Easy peazy.
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Didn't a bunch of people say that it can/does leak?

And with how easy the blockoff plate is to make its a no-brainer
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It's not a question of if I can make one. I can. It's a question of is it really necessary. I'm still leaning towards no.

This is a n/a application -- my 01 rat that I have very little $ in.
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Weight reduction. I would do it for the piece of mind. Especially if its not a new egr valve. If it was new I wouldnt be worried about carbon being on the sealing faces and causing a leak.
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