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audia4
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:38 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hi there,

I have just ordered an EGR blanking plate from the brickwerks website (seen on here) for just short of 6.
I ordered it just to try it out and see if it improves performance as i read somewhere it does.
Is it easy to fit? Dont even know where the EGR is. Will prob get a mechanic to do it.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:38 am Reply with quote Back to top

Easy to fit 2 hex bolts (6mm?)
Part bolted to rear of inlet manifold, has a vacuum pipe connected to it, and is linked to the exhaust system.
Undo 2 bolts, clean faces, fit gaskets & plate , kit should have come with longer bolts.
You may want to remove the intake pipe from the turbo to manifold and check how caked with soot/crud/shit it is. It may be worthwhile to remove and clean the inlet manifold first as mine was caked in crud about 10mm thick!!
Cleaned manifold, injectors, bashed out cat internals and fitted the egr block off and now get at least 5 mpg improvement.

Try a search on here or check Jas11N's posts on project sooty, as he is the king of the "how to's" im sure he fitted one to his 80, and it will be an excellent write up Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:12 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hi

i'm interested in doing this too but will it affect anything else if you do blank it off

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:03 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Embarassed Embarassed Thanks go to Mr Dubmeister for the compliments.
It's not a fetish, honest Laughing Wink

As said, very very easy job, so easy I only took two pictures.
Remove two bolts, clean, insert one extra gasket and the plate, refit two supplied longer bolts.
Job done.
Shots are of my 1.9 1Z TDi engine, I'm sure the 5 cylinder TDI will have a different orientation of the valve, but otherwise the same size plate and fitment.




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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:33 pm Reply with quote Back to top

by blocking the EGR will any fault codes appear on the AEL engine ECU..?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:44 pm Reply with quote Back to top

tut_gareth wrote:
by blocking the EGR will any fault codes appear on the AEL engine ECU..?


Don't quote me on this, but I'm 99% certain the EGR valve on your engine isn't a later type than can pull up fault codes.
It's a vacuum operated valve the same as above.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:55 pm Reply with quote Back to top

once the weather warms up i rekon i'll be making myself a blanking plate and fitting it.

what is a good product to clean out the crud in the manifold ?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:09 am Reply with quote Back to top

Been doing this to transit 2.5di engines for years, they run better because they are not resurculating hot exhaust air into the inlet manifold just the cold air from the air box.

Bryan
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:22 pm Reply with quote Back to top

tut_gareth wrote:
by blocking the EGR will any fault codes appear on the AEL engine ECU..?


Shouldn't do- pull off and block the vacuum pipe going to it and see if it throws any codes.. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:29 pm Reply with quote Back to top

jas11n wrote:
Embarassed Embarassed Thanks go to Mr Dubmeister for the compliments.
It's not a fetish, honest Laughing :wink


No but LEDS are Laughing Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:54 am Reply with quote Back to top

dubmeister wrote:
jas11n wrote:
Embarassed Embarassed Thanks go to Mr Dubmeister for the compliments.
It's not a fetish, honest Laughing :wink


No but LEDS are Laughing Laughing Laughing


Embarassed At least my ramblings could be classed as "illuminating" if nothing else Laughing Wink

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:23 am Reply with quote Back to top

Definitely does not throw up a code. Mines been blanked for months all okay so far.Still chucks out a cumulonimbus when hoofing it but they do.
It was a peace of mind thing for me.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:57 pm Reply with quote Back to top

blocking the egr will not give any error code ... you can block the vacuum hose or mount blank plate like it's shown on pics (or both Very Happy )
... this can be, apparently, done by vagcom but I didn't try it
... no it will not give you more power, only cleaner intake air and manifold ... as far as I know this is only for emissions reasons
... talking about manifold ... yes, clean it, I was using diesel fuel and gasoline and it worked but getting soot out from those bends is PIA Shock ... I've left some diesel in it for one day to disolve those deposits ... lett the time work for you Wink
 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:28 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hi,
I have a a4 2004 2.5 tdi 180 bhp quattro bdh engine,
I got a blanking plate for egr and found a thead which explained how to do it but not for my engine.
Also the allen screw heads are under the manifold inbetween the black plastic cover which on other pics the heads face towards the window screen!! Very akward to get!! Is my car unusual or are the bdh models like this?
Any help or pics of my model?
Thank u
 
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:27 am Reply with quote Back to top

Hello,
I have a 2004 a4 quattro 2.5 tdi v6 180bhp with a bdh engine,
I have bought a blanking plate for my egr. Inhabe searching through threads and noticed how easy it was but not any pics on my version of car!
So i got a day off , got tool ready then noticed the allen key screw heads are facing the opposite way to all pics i have seen and the are under the manifold inbetween the black platic case at front of engine!!
So i bought a flexi extenstion to go on srewdriver an will startbagain when it arrives!
I was just wondering if anyone else has encounted ssme problem or is my car strangly backnto front and very Akward!
Also would anyone have any pics of explaing how to take my egr out?
Thank u
 
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