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    You EGR Experts step this way...

    Well decided to blank my EGR once again (did it a while back but vauxhall told me to replace it for a new EGR instead). The reason why I'm blanking it again is because the performance is much better with it blanked.. All I'm wanting to confirm really is that the EGR showen below... If the round sticking out part is to tear through my blanking plate (Dr Pepper can) would this in effect count my blanking plate as useless?





    Any of you who have managed to blank your EGR without tearing a hole in your blanking plate please share your info...

    Thanks
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    • 0-60 mph: 10.5s
    • Power Output: 98bhp
    • Torque: 150 Nm
    • Torque: 110 lb/ft
    • Top Speed: 117 mph
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    i thought about doing this but was unsure as to what dmage it would cause if any to the engine
    Balck Astra K Elite 1.4 Turbo

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    Cut a hole for the "piston" - as long as the other part of the EGR is blanked off no harm will be done and blanking will occur. If you jam up the piston you'll just end up with an EGR error, or worse a lump of can floating about inside your manafold which is obviously a poor idea.

    Foster's cans are better as they're steel and not aluminium like your Dr P can.
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    right... so the piston ring should not be blanked... whoops Does it matter if it is blanked? As i just double layered my gasket (2x sheets of dr pepper super glued together). I checked and im not getting an error (as of yet anyway). You think i should go get drunk on fosters tonight and do it again tomorrow leaving a whole just for the piston?

    Also what harm would be done if you did have some can floating about your engine? - probably a silly question
    Midnight Black Astra SXi 1.6 16v
    • 0-60 mph: 10.5s
    • Power Output: 98bhp
    • Torque: 150 Nm
    • Torque: 110 lb/ft
    • Top Speed: 117 mph
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    Would be interesting to see if the can could pass through one of the valves in the engine
    The Lord works in mysterious ways...
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    lol i'll let you know if it happens lol
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    • Torque: 150 Nm
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    • Top Speed: 117 mph
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    done this on my vectra gsi and i did feel a difference and yes it has no difference om emitions so will pass mot but................... do not use a thin bit of metal ie a coke can it will burn a hole through it and will end up in pistons somewhere
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    I need to do it on my DTi, but its a cooled EGR so I need to drain the coolant to disconnect the hoses to get the damned thing off as the hoses go right over the bolts.
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    Any ideas what sort of performace gains there are for this??

    I might be interested if its not to much work

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    throttle is more responsive and seems to want to pull through the range a bit more...

    If i can install it and only take about 30 mins most from cutting the can to closing the bonnet then it's easy mate..

    I'm gonna re-do mine again though with a fosters can and this time cut out the hole for the piston ring.
    Midnight Black Astra SXi 1.6 16v
    • 0-60 mph: 10.5s
    • Power Output: 98bhp
    • Torque: 150 Nm
    • Torque: 110 lb/ft
    • Top Speed: 117 mph
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