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    What position do the swirl pots need to be to be in the open position?

    My bar has come off and the pots seems to be sitting at 11o'clock and the 3rd one that is powered by the actuator is sitting at 12 o'clock.

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    i dont know mate all i knew when i took mine to vauxhall i had to have a complete new manifold or you can put the bar bk on yourself but its a hard old job i got told

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    Open is between 4 and 5 o'clock, closed between 7 and 8 o'clock. If the bar's off they'll be all over the place with vibration. If the flap controlled directly by the actuator got jammed and then released, the linkage under the manifold might have got damaged so that could explain that one.

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    open is 10 oclock... with the engine off you will see pot 3 is facing 10 oclock... that is open

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    Mine have been glued open for about 10k miles now. I used the attached pic to keep them open, and seal around the valves as there was movement. Now no oil leaking, all bone dry and car runs like brand new

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony-1977 View Post
    Mine have been glued open for about 10k miles now. I used the attached pic to keep them open, and seal around the valves as there was movement. Now no oil leaking, all bone dry and car runs like brand new
    Likewise

    Have you blanked the egr? all i have done is unplug it, i have a code reader & i can live with the light on

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    Quote Originally Posted by dh.dti View Post
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    Have you blanked the egr? all i have done is unplug it, i have a code reader & i can live with the light on
    I ordered an oval EGR blank off eBay this morning. The one with the 9mm hole to stop the light coming on


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    Quote Originally Posted by tony-1977 View Post
    Mine have been glued open for about 10k miles now. I used the attached pic to keep them open, and seal around the valves as there was movement. Now no oil leaking, all bone dry and car runs like brand new
    What position is open?

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    Quote Originally Posted by justin32 View Post
    What position is open?
    10 o'clock


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