First Car, Or Truck I Should Say
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Posted June 01, 2012 - 09:28 PM
The books say to remove all kinds of things to remove the EGR valve, but if you take your time you can get it removed with out removing anything else.
After you remove it, clean it out carefully with a pick and screw driver. Do not use spray cleaner on the valve!!!! This is an Electronic EGR valve and it will ruin it!!!!! They are super expensive to replace.
The remedy to this problem is to but the new style gasket, It has a screen built into the port hole of the gasket.
This problem has been a big money maker for Garages over the years, as they would replace the valve knowing all along what the real problem was.
I have Done many of these repairs over the years and I have always found the same thing on all the 4.3's I worked on for people.
The other problem is under the intake with the Spider valve. But If you had this problem you would smell gas like there was a leak. This is less common.
I know people that have to change that gasket often. It all depends how you drive If you idle the truck allot or do a lot of stop and go driving vs highway driving it will plug up quicker.
Well good luck with it! It really is not a bad fix. and the gasket is cheap.
Posted June 01, 2012 - 09:48 PM
- chris m said thank you
Posted June 02, 2012 - 06:28 AM