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01 Slate Stang May 26th, 2011 08:08 PM

How To Clean Your EGR Valve
 
I'm not sure if there is a full picture write-up but if not then enjoy ^^

KK to start off you will need to un-plug your EGR hoses from top of the EGR valve itself like so...

http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/...Writeup231.jpg

once you have un-pluged this hose your can see the rusted on 1 1/16 inch bolt I do suggest soaking alot with penetration oil of some kind before attempting to undo it.

http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/...Writeup230.jpg

You will undo the rusted bolt / hose first then remove the 2 10mm bolts that actually hold the EGR valve to its block plate.

http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/...Writeup229.jpg

Now once you have removed this you should see alot of build-up inside of the EGR valve itself. To clean I used an actual EGR cleaning solution here at my dealership, but soapy water solution and a wire brush works good to. Letting this soak for a bit helps alot. Now I have found that simply using a wire brush cannot remove all of the carbon deposits so I used a tiny pick and actually scratched the walls clean.

http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/...Writeup228.jpg

http://i1223.photobucket.com/albums/...Writeup227.jpg

And of coarse to install just reverse the removal process and in no time you will have your freshly clean EGR valve installed and back up running again. ^^ GL and I hope this helps somewhat. If anyone has questions I will try to help with what I can.

McQueen May 26th, 2011 08:30 PM

Just delete it :shiftyeyes


I'm looking for a cheap EGR delete kit :sorry

MRKsD3 May 26th, 2011 08:37 PM

I'm no engine expert so please excuse my ignorance...

What is the EGR for and what are the risk/benefits of deleting it?

McQueen May 26th, 2011 09:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MRKsD3 (Post 3771646)
I'm no engine expert so please excuse my ignorance...

What is the EGR for and what are the risk/benefits of deleting it?

The EGR bring exhaust gasses back into the upper intake to be reburned. I believe it helps keep cylinder temps down a bit as well. Advantages of deleting it are pretty much just easier to change spark plugs, easier to install a supercharger/turbo, cleaner looking engine bay, and I believe the delete it required to install a Windstar upper intake.

Mr. Red Pony May 26th, 2011 10:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mcqueen (Post 3771637)
Just delete it :shiftyeyes


I'm looking for a cheap EGR delete kit :sorry

Ever read any of my posts?

Lumoon May 27th, 2011 08:35 PM

I bought the EGR delete from ford dealership for $12.50 came with a gasket and block off plate and a cap for the passenger side exhaust manifold/header. Took literally five minutes to remove. I also went with a colder thermostat to combat any possible increase in core temp. I have heard from several people who deleted theirs that they saw no noticeable increase in core temps.

96gtstang&V6 July 8th, 2011 11:59 PM

is it okay to clean the egr valve with carb cleaner?? if not, then i think i just ruined mine.

McQueen July 9th, 2011 12:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 96gtstang&V6 (Post 3854237)
is it okay to clean the egr valve with carb cleaner?? if not, then i think i just ruined mine.

It's probably not the best thing you could clean it with but I've heard of people doing it before so I think you'll be fine.

96gtstang&V6 July 9th, 2011 12:11 AM

well i did clean it with carb cleaner.. once i put it back on the engine code p0401 came up, which is the "egr insufficient". so idk what the problem is now.. i think i messed it up.

RedDevilGT July 9th, 2011 12:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 96gtstang&V6 (Post 3854261)
well i did clean it with carb cleaner.. once i put it back on the engine code p0401 came up, which is the "egr insufficient". so idk what the problem is now.. i think i messed it up.

Check your EGR Sensor, I can almost 100% guarantee you that that's the problem. I'd just get a new one, replace it and clear your code. Then drive it around for about 40-50 miles to see if it kicks back on or not. If it doesn't then you're golden like a shower.

96gtstang&V6 July 9th, 2011 12:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mattman (Post 3854278)
Check your EGR Sensor, I can almost 100% guarantee you that that's the problem. I'd just get a new one, replace it and clear your code. Then drive it around for about 40-50 miles to see if it kicks back on or not. If it doesn't then you're golden like a shower.

thanks matt, yeah i think the carb cleaner fried the sensor or something. I'll get it replaced, hopefully it works out.

RedDevilGT July 9th, 2011 12:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 96gtstang&V6 (Post 3854285)
thanks matt, yeah i think the carb cleaner fried the sensor or something. I'll get it replaced, hopefully it works out.

Good luck dude, keep us posted on how it turns out.

96gtstang&V6 July 9th, 2011 12:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mattman (Post 3854287)
Good luck dude, keep us posted on how it turns out.

will do

your in avondale ehh? my parents live in tukee, how was that dust storm on the 4th? lol

GUNBUNNY103 July 11th, 2011 03:03 AM

Rubbing Compound
 
I used this on my EGR without even taking it off. It's sold for manifolds but my EGR valve looks brand new. Stuff works, I am here to say and after 3 months it still looks damn good.

Calyx Manifold Coating

02edge July 11th, 2011 01:57 PM

will deleting it throw a cel my cars been acting funny since I did it but I already had a cel due to removing my cats and not getting mils yet

spaseghost July 11th, 2011 06:40 PM

yes it will

RedDevilGT July 11th, 2011 08:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 96gtstang&V6 (Post 3854297)
will do

your in avondale ehh? my parents live in tukee, how was that dust storm on the 4th? lol

Yep, I live in good ol' Avondale. That dust storm was so kick ass lol, We've been having some awesome weather every night for the past week or so :D

96gtstang&V6 July 12th, 2011 01:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mattman (Post 3859196)
Yep, I live in good ol' Avondale. That dust storm was so kick ass lol, We've been having some awesome weather every night for the past week or so :D

thats awesome man haha i live in tucson and we haven't had it that bad. but yeah my sister had called me and told me that she had to park in a parking lot when she was driving home because she couldn't see 5 ft in front of her.

crazy stuff

stang_pump88 February 28th, 2013 10:29 PM

did this today used soap an water worked geeat

RedDevilGT February 28th, 2013 10:34 PM

Way to revive a 2 year old thread.


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