Anyone have headgasket blow after egr cleaning?

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  1. jaspernuts

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    Just curious if anyone has had their headgasket go after doing the egr cleaning.
     
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    not that i recall, did you? do you have a gen3?
     
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    Some already have a blown gasket when they do the EGR cleaning....without knowing
     
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    I do. Everything is good. But I have 192k. Time to get er done.
     
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    +1.

    I would say it depends on how long you ran it with a gunked-up EGR.

    Lots of people smoke 3 packs of Winstons a day for 50 years......quit.....and still die from lung cancer.
     
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    are you losing any oil or coolant?
     
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    1 quart every 5k. Coolant has never moved. I was just curious how effective this is preventing headgasket failure. No problems yet.
     
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    How many miles on the car? Nevermind I see 192k
     
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    Well doing the EGR cleaning will help, but who can say if it will prevent a head gasket failure.
     
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    I did the egr cleaning twice and changed the water pump out to ward off the head gasket issue;).

    Do the cleaning now before you have a bigger job later (y).
     
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    This was a subliminal message to me also. Good thing I'm almost all moved out, commute will only be 4.5 miles one way after t`his weekend, more wine time also.
     
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    Good luck with the move;).

    Don’t drink too much (y).
     
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    Thanks. And one never drink too much wine. Been moving little by little since yesterday with the prius, four 27 gallon totes one way to work. Only 1 mpg less efficient with additional 300lbs of totes w/ 95% hwy driving also. Decided to gas up with Shell before moving, DTE was 567mi. Lets see how that brand of gas get with hwy driving, first fill up ever shell.
     
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    I did shell v power forbthe drive home from Paso Robles this weekend:).

    But I averaged 49.9 mpg:(.

    So not overly impressed, but maybe your results will be different (y).
     
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    Bet you were pushing 75 mph, pumps did say 10% ethanol so MPGs double thumbs down fart noise. Im dragging around 57mph on hwy, 350mi on curreent tank, avg of 59.4 mpg on tank after todays work commute. 60.2 mpg since the last meet up w/redline.
     
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    Max speed I went was 71 and that was before I looked down at the speedo:oops:.

    I’ve kinda ceilinged out there, but I’ll take it at 183 k miles;).

    Still running strong (y).
     
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