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I just got my EGR block of plate.. I bought it for when I go BPU.. but is it worth to put on to a completly stock TT????

Side note: I think im having a small boost leak somewhere... could this elimiate the chance of boost existing the egr valve??
 

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I just got my EGR block of plate.. I bought it for when I go BPU.. but is it worth to put on to a completly stock TT????

Side note: I think im having a small boost leak somewhere... could this elimiate the chance of boost existing the egr valve??
 

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Yes, Yes and Yes it is worth it on a stock TT. Ask youself if you want your 6th cylinder getting exhaust gas instead of real fresh turbocharged air.

The only way this will fix your boost leak is if your EGR is leaky (which mine was and so are many others). Also once you put the blockoff plate on you can remove a lot of the EGR stuff, but removing everything takes the 2 plates. You can remove the brown "saucer" and the thing on the intake manifold that it connect to and then cap everything that attaches to those 2 parts off. Also the larger hose between the 2 saucers can be removed and put a #10x1/2 sheet metal screw in the small metal pipe that the hose attaches to. Getting rid of all that solves a lot of commonly leaky areas.
 

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Yes, Yes and Yes it is worth it on a stock TT. Ask youself if you want your 6th cylinder getting exhaust gas instead of real fresh turbocharged air.

The only way this will fix your boost leak is if your EGR is leaky (which mine was and so are many others). Also once you put the blockoff plate on you can remove a lot of the EGR stuff, but removing everything takes the 2 plates. You can remove the brown "saucer" and the thing on the intake manifold that it connect to and then cap everything that attaches to those 2 parts off. Also the larger hose between the 2 saucers can be removed and put a #10x1/2 sheet metal screw in the small metal pipe that the hose attaches to. Getting rid of all that solves a lot of commonly leaky areas.
 

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SpdRcr0 said:
I just got my EGR block of plate.. I bought it for when I go BPU.. but is it worth to put on to a completly stock TT????

Side note: I think im having a small boost leak somewhere... could this elimiate the chance of boost existing the egr valve??
Definitely put it on.
And don't forget to do the resistor mod - or your MIL will remind you.
 
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I need an EGR blockoff plate. where can I get one?
 

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burnmacs,

I asked about a simple way...
How about applying some soapy water on & around EGR, you know, like looking for a 'leaky' tire/wheel? :eek:
 

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If you put soapy water on it what do you expect to happen? To see bubbles from soapy water there has to be air escaping and that requires pressurizing the intake. The intake leak test is the easiest way.

Let me say this about the EGR mod it only costs $15 for the plate so it's not a huge expense, it allows for removal off all the prone to failure crap I listed earlier, it keeps the air temps low for cylinder #6 and best yet it guarantees no nasty exhaust gas pollutes you turbocharged fresh air. It's a great mod unless having the lowest possible emissions is your goal.
 

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Thanks, Mike.

"It's a great mod unless having the lowest possible emissions is your goal."

My goal would not be the lowest emission, instead, passing smog (I'm Calif....). Now, if I know that I can't pass smog with this mod, then
when time comes for re-smoging it, I'd just undo the this minor mod.
Actually, I inquired about a simple leak test totally unrelated to this block plate issue -- just a concern for an EGR leak that I suspect may cause some fumes ending up in the cabin (as I believe that my firewall was "penetrated" many a times).

Thx, again,

Jay :)
 

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There is a medium sized hose between the 2 "saucers" of the EGR. This hose is very prone to leaking and is both an exhaust and boost leak. So if exhasut gas is leaking out right there it could get into the cabin. Check that hose to make sure it's not cracked but that'll probably be your culprit if exhaust is leaking out in the engine bay.

As far as emissions go just get a fuel controller and lean it out hardcore when they test it, guaranteed to pass :)
 

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Neat! I like it!

I'll also check this hose. Let u know.

I didn't read this mod (single plate) instructions in detail as I don't have the plate yet, however, the way it's put on, will I pass VISUAL? The testers may be aware of this EGR mod, especially in Calif...


Jay:cool:
 

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There is no way the plate would get picked up on visual, all it does is replace a plate that looks the same except w/a hole in the middle (that you can't see w/o removing the EGR). So Cali emissions will be none the wiser.
 
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