Hey VX owners - I need your help by looking at your own egr system - Page 2 - Fuelly Forums

Click here to see important news regarding the aCar App

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-07-2010, 10:34 PM   #11
Registered Member
benfrogg's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 451
Country: United States
I don't have a hand pump, but i do have a short length of (relatively) clean vacuum hose.... I tested mine a while back when going over all of the possible issues. I just used my vacuum from sucking on the hose then "closing" it with the tip of my tongue. I learned this trick from an old GMC I used to have. It's a good way to see if you have smooth operation of the valve and if it's seating properly or not, etc.
Yes, indeed mine would hold open all day if I left my tongue over the end of the tube.
That thing is a bit tricky to get off, especially if the nuts are all rusty. I used the smallest drive sockets I had with an extension (for clearance to the top of the valve) and a 10?mm socket. I tapped it on the nut with a small hammer, and freed them after PB blaster sat on them overnight. I think the new part comes with the grease/gasket (made of steel, methinks) too.
Also, while you have that off of there- clean your EGR ports. On my intake they sucked. They have solidered in plugs in the IM. I tried pulling the plugs, without much luck. I just drilled and tapped them for later cleaning. Someone had a good write up on it on here, I forget who. You basically use a thick grease or motor oil on the bit so the metal shavings don't end up in the intake. Same with the tap.

Happy motoring.

benfrogg is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cars/Trucks - Overachievers. GeneK General Fuel Topics 7 09-06-2009 08:36 AM
Hi !! Any Suzuki Drivers Here ??? fitsandy Introduce Yourself - New member Welcome 1 09-09-2008 03:44 PM
Stealth / Performance Exhaust System Hybrid JohnNeiferd General Fuel Topics 9 07-27-2008 02:40 PM
Is there a OBDI or OBDII conversion for older vehicles? kozaz General Fuel Topics 3 11-13-2007 07:32 PM
Scan gauge Tank MPH Avg zpiloto General Fuel Topics 5 03-22-2006 02:32 PM

» Fuelly iOS Apps
» Fuelly Android Apps
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:02 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.