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    Exclamation Are my swirl pots leaking?.

    Having been looking at one of the EGR threads about blanking,I decided to examine my swirl bar etc.All around the pots it was dirty so I decided to get the engine washed.(As I am a "Trucker" I use a waggon wash and they fit a pressure defuser when doing car engines).Anyway,just to be on the safe side I taped up all the electrical connections (took me two days on and off),and went for it.No problems,however,as the water welled in the swirl bar area,I noticed that the valve seats were "bubbling" as the engine ticked over.
    I presume that this means that the exhaust from the EGR is leaking out via this exit and wondered if blanking the EGR off completely would help prolong the life of the inlet manifold?.
    Would be very grateful for any assistance in dealing with this matter or any comments anyone might have etc.
    Thanks in advance.FELIXX.

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    Hmm... it sounds as if its leaking... but this would be a good idea that i might try.. although i may use wd40 instead of water.. and just fill round the pots with wd40 adn see if its bubbling...

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    I did this as well once the water had evaporated,well I think it evaporated,either that or it disappeared into the inlet manifold!!!!.Maybe it's cleared some of the crap out because I sprayed loads of Gunk foam and engine degreaser in there before I washed it!
    Anyway it doesn't seem to have done it any harm.It's going like stink and picking up really well......,at the moment.
    Going back to the EGR issue,do you think blanking it off where it goes into the valve itself will be of any benefit,and do you think/know if it will have any "Knock on"effect when it comes to have it's MOT?.FELIXX.

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    Nah not for MOT.. they only do smoke tests not emissions so you will be fine... Many Thanks

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    Sounds as though they are on their way out, but I wouldnt be washing it with water again as you could of hydrolocked the engine.

    Gazza4

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    so do you think that wd40 would be ok... if i spray a fair bit round the pots?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarylAAS View Post
    so do you think that wd40 would be ok... if i spray a fair bit round the pots?...
    Doubt it m8 if their going they are going. The issue is the pots are allowed to move up and down ie the bearing have worn excessively. All WD40 is nothing really or may even mix with suit and form clumps in the manifold.

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    But im saying as a test.. surely if its bubbling then that means that there ******ed....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarylAAS View Post
    But im saying as a test.. surely if its bubbling then that means that there ******ed....
    Is the link bar still on the pots? mine is off, tried the pound fix but it just jammed and put the spanner light on but they are pretty much knackered, tbh the car still has plenty voooommm

    I guess I will never replace the manifold too costly

    cheers Ronnie

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    Just been on one of the other threads relating to EGR problems and swirl pot issues in particular.The general opinion is that you can drive your car for miles and miles with the swirl bar off and not really know about it unless its
    come off with the valves open,this,according to the majority seems to interfere with the combustion,leading to poor performance etc,etc.
    Well,if you disconnected your EGR whilst it was still working,(and the swirl bar still in situ),would this mean that the flaps would be in the closed position,or, alternatively,because the EGR valve is inoperative,not allow any exhaust gasses into the manifold making the pots redundant?(I think I know what I mean)!!!!!!
    Could someone take this to the next level? FELIXX.

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