EGR valve/check engine light/inspection

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  1. Krall

    Krall Junior Member

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    The Nutz About Bolts one? Sorry, I'm not being lazy, it just that sometimes the search tool takes you down different rabbit holes.

    Like BG products, the newest thread is from 2019 which seems weird.

    lol so you're saying my EGR circuit looks like a fossil?

    Thank you sir for the links :)

    And thank you sir for the tip! I'll give that a go first.
     
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    Those two Phillips screws are known to respond well to a hand-impact driver (the kind you whack with a hammer while twisting with your hand), or one of the Lisle or Thexton seized-fastener tools (if you have shop air available). They don't always respond well to much else.
     
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    Pretty much lol. Do check out the link in my last post.
     
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    hmmm will be a challenge then, while I have several hammers I do not have any modern hand impact air tools. Just battery impact screw guns.
     
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    As a newbie, I have quickly gone from "Where are all these threads people say exist" to "this has already been discussed!" in a matter of days. I appreciate Mendel's evangelism and his Bad Flywheel link, which got me to answers better than searching...but it would be nice if we could update the stickies section of this subforum (of course, part of the issue is that "the thread" for some topics is in the Technical Discussion forum instead of here).
     
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    I was able to remove the 2 screws easily with a JIS screwdriver (#2 I believe?). May as well take a peek inside the EGR pipe while you're at it.
     
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    While I'm at it, could someone hurry up and develop a $20 can of oil additive that will eliminate egr clogging?
     
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    that would be similar to creating a synthetic log to burn in your fire place that doesn’t leave residue in the chimney so you never have to hire a chimney sweeper.
     
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    Why hire a chimney sweep when you can clean it yourself? nutzaboutbolts has a video. Just remember, if you didn't clean the little ports in the flue, you didn't finish the job.
     
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    with that being said/ask, let’s go back to your original statement- then why invent an oil addictive to eliminate egr clogging when you can clean it yourself?
     
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    The joke I was making might have been missed...
     
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