egr removal and cleaning

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OK Ladies and Gentleman!!
This was fun....NOT!

Let me first start of by saying i had all kinds of trouble trying to get this sucker out. I first spun it so the tabs were away from the bolt holes. Then:
1. tried prying up w/ all kinds of screwdrivers...no luck
2. took an old shoe lace and made a loop and used a BFS for upwards pull leverage...no luck
3. more screwdrivers...nope
4. take my moms car (she was over) to northern to look for curved type screwdrivers - not much luck.. i found a small pry bar and bought a door panel/christmas tree removal tool too thinking that may help...
5. get home, find father over now. eat lunch, explain to him what/why i was doing. show him the page of how/why what i was doing. go outside, mess around w/ it some more...no luck.
6. father comes out to see what i am doing. (grabs the brake removal tool i had (tried) and the new little pry bar i just bought & asks me if i have 2 of the same tool - nope is the answer). now here is the fun part, IN THE TIME IT TAKES ME TO WALK FROM THE FRONT OF THE TRUCK AROUND TO MY DRIVERS DOOR - HE SAYS "ITS OUT".....
7. i say B.S. and he says come look, pull it out....sure as chit, i climb up the step ladder look over the intake elbow, grab it and lift it out...
8. let me tell you i fussed and messed around w/ this for 2 hours and he does it in about 2-3 seconds....:rant:rant:rant
9. holy crap was it bad.:eek::eek: no way in the world did i think it was that bad. i cleaned it all up and put it back..
10. now do i PLUG IT IN or NOT? that is my question to you all!!!

all in all, 1 hours time w/ removal, cleaning, and clean up and install....just gotta have 2 'lady slippers' or equal "up" pressure and pop -out she comes. it had 32,954 miles on it since it was done at head gasket time

ENJOY:sweet

egr removal and cleaning :: egr removal and cleaning slideshow by red60-no - Photobucket
 
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DaveBen

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Absolutely plug it in. Try it first before you go neutering it. Sometimes we are too close to the forest to see the trees.

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I was planning on pulling mine and cleaning it, as I was thinking this might be another source of my grief as I originally disconnected upon first purchasing the truck last march and just plugged it in last month thinking it might help with the cold starts. I am curious the condition it is in. Can you post a pic of your egr valve if you took any? I would like something to compare to mine when I get it out.

Congrats on getting it out:clap:

You say you need equal pressure on each side of the unit to pop it up, any tool that gives leverage should work, or do I need a curved screw driver as you mention earlier?

Thanks,

FC
 

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Red60-no,

Thanks for putting a slide show together! like they say a pics worth a 1000 words! :hail

Where did you get the replacement Od-Rings for the EGR? They look like standard Silicon High Temp O-Rings. What are the dimensions for the OD & Thickness.

Thanks,

FC
 

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that would be flat top.....and last summer's pix.... now it is what "I" would call long and shaggy....going for a different look - gotta make the wife happy...summer is calling for a flat top again tho............


fc: bought at ford....around $8 & the slideshow was there in the beginning - it was just down too far, i think some missed it












oh - and i am gonna run 2 tanks w/o egr plugged in to see what i notice
 

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that`s about how dirty mine was when i cleaned the egr a year ago....nice slideshow....;tu


let us know what difference`s there are with it unplugged?
 

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