View Full Version : EGR Valve Cleaning

12/04/2004, 07:36 PM
In case anyone is interested, I noticed there wasn't a good EGR Valve cleaning HOW TO out there, so I made one and posted it to my web site. There also wasn't an illustrated Fuel Filter replacement HOW TO (though there were a few good non-illustrated ones), so I made that one too. If anyone cares to take a look, and offer any suggestions if I left out anything important, I'd be happy to update them.

EGR Valve Cleaning HOW TO (http://kpaske.shacknet.nu/public/EGR.htm)
Fuel Filter Replacement HOW TO (http://kpaske.shacknet.nu/public/fuelfilter.htm)

12/04/2004, 08:14 PM
Nicely done -thanks!

12/05/2004, 05:33 AM
Most Excellent.

-- John

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12/05/2004, 11:00 AM
Great job and thanks...What are the symptoms that the ERG is in need of cleaning? Bad idling, acceleration, an error code perhaps?

12/05/2004, 11:09 AM
It's people like you that make this forum so valuable. Thanks for the work!!!:thumbup:

12/06/2004, 06:13 AM

I'm with dkmiller68. What are the signs of failure?

12/06/2004, 03:59 PM
If it gets clogged enough it will set off an error code / check engine light and can cause rough idling. Some have even claimed that it can cause engine failure, but that is questionable.

If the nut becomes loose, it will cause a diesel exhaust or clicking sound from underneath the hood.

After giving mine a thorough cleaning I felt as though my VX ran and idled a bit smoother. The improvement was minor, but worth the 10 minutes it took.

12/07/2004, 06:41 AM
Thanks for the info, that is a great how-to page.


12/07/2004, 01:52 PM
Thanks kpaske.
Also, NAPA sells a replacement gasket with a screen in place for the valve hole (large hole), about $10.00. This helps with breaking up the carbon as it passes through. Helping to keep the carbon from building up in the egr.
I had this problem with my S-10 SS. It caused the engine to stall at idle and under load on the highway. Got so bad the truck wouldn't run. Took off the egr and cleaned it real good/replaced the gasket with the NAPA one and it has run just fine since.

12/07/2004, 03:18 PM
Nice work on both pieces. I'll be in my garage this weekend. Thanks