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Blanking plate for EGR valve. Does it work wonders

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Old 05-15-2004, 08:17 AM
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Default Blanking plate for EGR valve. Does it work wonders

Hi I have a 1997 A4 1.9 Tdi Quattro, just got it four wheel drive dynamometered on a rolling road yesterday with pleasant results. Instead of the specified 110 bhp and 235 Nm torque, my un-tuned motor has 130 bhp and 300 Nm torque. I am thinking of getting the car chipped or tuned now after that. While I was there I was told that one of the best things I could do for my Tdi in to blank off the pipe for the EGR, by replacing the metal plate with the hole inside it, with a blank flat plate. This will stop all the exhaust crap emissions going back through the engine, dirtying it and creating no good for it. It will however be worse for a tree or two in the environment. I was told this is a very easy way of getting 2-3 mpg better, an saving my engine for longer life etc and reduce the corrosive fumes that eat exhaust pipes. Any body ever done this, do you need to create an alternative exit for the exhaust gas if you blank off it's normal route through the EGR valve etc? Where can I get a piece of blanking plate from, or should I just get a local metal worker to cut one for me?
I'd appreciate your views on this.
Regards
 
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Old 05-15-2004, 01:34 PM
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I woulnt think you would just want to block it off. You can buy something called a catch can to collect all the varnish and sludge that comes out of it. If you just cap it off I would think it would eventually become clogged thereby resulting in a check engine light.
 
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Old 05-16-2004, 01:09 AM
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g unit thats whats up
 
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Old 05-16-2004, 01:54 AM
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stop post whoring. j/k
ORIGINAL: active1331

g unit thats whats up
 
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Old 12-25-2018, 01:28 PM
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Just put a ball bearing in the vacuum pipe that powers the valve and it will stay shut, no need to fit a blanking plate it it is shut.
I think jestnomen is thinking of something else, not EGR.
 
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Old 01-08-2019, 11:41 AM
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Please can somebody tell me. To blank off the egr do you need 1 blanking plate or 2? And do you place it at the bottom of the egr pipe, if you need 2 where do you put the other one?

appreciated all of your nice co-operation.
 
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