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EGR valve cleaning

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by dustinclm, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. Dec 7, 2010 at 7:52 PM
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    dustinclm

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    when should the egr valve be cleaned and what is the best way to clean the egr valve? is it necessary to take it off and let it soak?
     
  2. Dec 7, 2010 at 7:54 PM
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    Most people just do a seafoam treatment. Look for it on youtube.
     
  3. Dec 7, 2010 at 8:06 PM
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    did that about 2 months ago, if thats all it needs then mission accomplished. thanks
     
  4. Jan 2, 2011 at 10:07 PM
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    after seafoaming i am still gettingthe P0402 EGR excessive flow code. if i take the EGR valve off what should i look for to be cleaned?
     
  5. Jan 2, 2011 at 10:13 PM
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    Wouldn't it be better to just replace the egr valve
     
  6. Jan 2, 2011 at 10:23 PM
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    well im a college student on a budget, if its not really expensive i dont mind replacing it but i dont mind fixing things if that will solve the problem...also i will be getting rid of the truck within a year so im trying not to drop too much money into the truck.
     
  7. Jan 2, 2011 at 10:26 PM
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    good piont
     
  8. Jan 3, 2011 at 5:43 AM
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  9. Jan 3, 2011 at 8:51 AM
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    thanks, but i dont have access to a temperature guage or anything like that. i guess ill have to bring it in somewhere or get my hands on one
     
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