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    I blanked off the Egr valve last year and thought i;d have no more problems.I had a steering rack put in a few weeks ago and the car was lying idle for a few days and when I got it back I noticed it very low on power below 2000 revs,it was slowly getting worse,So I took off the valve yesterday and the blanking gasket that I put on had a great big hole burnt through it.I cleaned it out with carb and brake cleaner and oiled any moving parts and put it back on and the difference is unbelievable,the Egr must have stuck closed when it was lying idle for the few days..thought I'd share and hopefully help someone..cheers

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    what did you use originally to blank it? decent sized gasket?

    i used an ebay blanking gasket which is a good couple mm thick

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