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General Chat Thread, gasket material in General; ned to replace gasket on egr valve, but with being jap import not readily available. cananyone point me to some ...
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    gasket material

    ned to replace gasket on egr valve, but with being jap import not readily available. cananyone point me to some material that i can cut to size for this.

    if youve used it before too, let me know how easy it is, and what you used to cut it.

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    Hylomar M or Loctite Master Gasket. Just squeeze it on.

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    2mm mild steel and blank it off... they're mostly a setback anyway. Blanked mine off and got an increase in mpg by 5 miles.. not a great deal, but the bottom end torque is better too.
    And I no longer have to de-coke the valve every 6 months....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DT2 View Post
    2mm mild steel and blank it off... they're mostly a setback anyway. Blanked mine off and got an increase in mpg by 5 miles.. not a great deal, but the bottom end torque is better too.
    And I no longer have to de-coke the valve every 6 months....

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    This - just blank the sod off. It's purely there for emissions control and does nothing good for the engine, the performance or the economy.

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    My emissions are rock bottom anyway - it runs on recycled chip oil

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    Quote Originally Posted by DT2 View Post
    My emissions are rock bottom anyway - it runs on recycled chip oil

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    Just can't bring myself to do that I'd just keep thinking of the inside of my precious engine!

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    I've used cornflake packets as gaskets before - works pretty well on sump or crankcase covers. Otherwise RS should have suitable materials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hermand View Post
    Just can't bring myself to do that I'd just keep thinking of the inside of my precious engine!
    The effects are actually not that bad - some engines just don't deal with it very well. She gets a service every 6 months, and runs mostly 60/40 oil to diesel in summer, and 30/70 oil to diesel in winter to combat oil viscosity.
    My injectors are less clogged, emissions cleaner, and the corrosion on my exhaust system is half what it used to be.

    I have seen vehicles die a death from running on oil, mostly down to type of engine, fuel pump, lack of care etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DT2 View Post
    The effects are actually not that bad - some engines just don't deal with it very well. She gets a service every 6 months, and runs mostly 60/40 oil to diesel in summer, and 30/70 oil to diesel in winter to combat oil viscosity.
    My injectors are less clogged, emissions cleaner, and the corrosion on my exhaust system is half what it used to be.

    I have seen vehicles die a death from running on oil, mostly down to type of engine, fuel pump, lack of care etc.

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    Is yours common rail? I do anything from 500 miles a week onwards, so I've always been tempted. It's definitely the pump and injectors I'd worry about - I service it often, so the fuel filter doesn't really worry me as it's a 10 minute job.

    Edit; You've got me thinking now Does it make your car smell, though?
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    How easy is it to cap off? Will that raise emissions for when it comes to MOT time? What about the pipe from the turbo - do I have to cap that off too?

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    300TDI with EDC - I believe a Bosch VE type injection pump. Check HERE. If I remember correctly some common rail pumps have issues with viscosity causing failure. Injectors are fine, but I do add comma injector cleaner once per month. I do 300 miles per week.
    sometimes smells of chippy, but mostly unnoticeable from the drivers seat. There's plenty of info on the tinterweb about alternative fuels. Used oil does however need to be filtered and cleaned - 5 micron muslin with charcoal atop, and a teaspoon of potassium hydroxide (biofuel soap) filter into a barrel, allow to settle and drain from the middle.
    PITA that bit, so i usually nip to the cash and carry and buy new oil fro £19 for 20l...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    How easy is it to cap off? Will that raise emissions for when it comes to MOT time? What about the pipe from the turbo - do I have to cap that off too?
    All you need to do is add in a blanking plate where the EGR gasket resides on the valve channel. Nothing else.


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    Either blank off, cardboard material (as said) or coke-can steel cut to pattern..heh.

    I blanked mine off with a purpose cut plate, left it connected but cabletied out of the way (there's an ECU flash for a manual to write it out, but not for an autobox car), and it's been no trouble since...heh.

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    if you have a common rail standard passenger car, or something with pompe douce then chip fat will kill it... check forums for compatibility. genrrally speaking the older and more basic the engine the more likely it is to work well.



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