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    Exclamation Egr blanking plate warning.

    About 3/4 weeks ago I blanked my EGR valve off at the oval inlet section.I used the top of a biscuit tin to make the blanking plate.After blanking,the usual spanner then MIL light came on.Then,about 10 days ago the engine light went out and the car lost power and just wouldn't run right.It was nearly like being in limp mode.
    Stripped the fitting down and low and behold a hole,the exact size of the gasket hole had burned away!.I have replaced the blanking gasket with the recommended 1mm thick stainless steel one,took the car for a really good blast up the motorway,and fortunately,there doesn't seem to have been any damage done as the car ran fine and really was back up to its previous performance mark.
    Although the 1mm stainless steel sheet is difficult to cut the oval blanking plate from,(thats probably why most people blank off at the manifold side),its worth it in the long run.BE WARNEDFELIXX.

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    I wonder why it didn't run right then !! Because with the home made gasket burnt away it was back like it should be .... Perhaps a bit of gasket debris was lodged somewhere !!! Strange ..

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    Err, I posted on this very issue a few weeks back, my home made plate self destructed and jammed the ****** EGR wide open with shrapnel! Left me ****** stranded at the side of the road, loads of head scratching and code reading later the penny dropped

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    Good lord, I hadn't realised the word blo*dy was censored on this site! Who runs it? Nuns??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ted View Post
    Err, I posted on this very issue a few weeks back, my home made plate self destructed and jammed the ****** EGR wide open with shrapnel! Left me ****** stranded at the side of the road, loads of head scratching and code reading later the penny dropped

    Didn't catch that one.How did you go on,eventually that is,was there any permanent damage.The thing that ****es me off,is that I had the friggin stainless steel plate already,just couldn't be arsed to change them over!FELIXX.

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    I would'nt bother doing a diy job! the 2 gaskets are only about a £5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by felixx View Post

    Didn't catch that one.How did you go on,eventually that is,was there any permanent damage.The thing that ****es me off,is that I had the friggin stainless steel plate already,just couldn't be arsed to change them over!FELIXX.
    Think I was really lucky, despite a fair amount of my plate being missing the engine seems as sweet as it always has been. Bits of that crap could have damaged a valve seat or scored a bore quite easily

    Lesson learned, stainless also fitted now

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    Quote Originally Posted by the-wizard View Post
    I would'nt bother doing a diy job! the 2 gaskets are only about a £5.

    Ahh, but we have to DIY to blank the thing off totally dont we. I want to keep my exhaust fumes in the exhaust you see... and to hell with nitrogen oxide reductions..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ted View Post
    Think I was really lucky, despite a fair amount of my plate being missing the engine seems as sweet as it always has been. Bits of that crap could have damaged a valve seat or scored a bore quite easily

    Lesson learned, stainless also fitted now
    Looking at the remains of the plate,as the edges seem to be carbonized,I think maybe that the debris was ingested in minute particles and has been chucked out with the exhaust gasses.I'm hoping so anyway!!.FELIXX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ted View Post
    Ahh, but we have to DIY to blank the thing off totally dont we. I want to keep my exhaust fumes in the exhaust you see... and to hell with nitrogen oxide reductions..
    I've got both semi blankers & all i get in the EGR is a slight sweating NO SOOT! . Oh!, & it goes like a cat with its tail on Fire!.

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