Egr Cleaning Fails

alex350r

Registered User
So I probably shouldn't have chosen to clean my EGR whilst suffering from man flu and not fully concentrating!

First problem - dented the egr cooler pipe near where it bolts onto the egr. Basically because I found it impossible to align again to the EGR once the egr was bolted on. So I had vice grips on it - bad move!! Anyhow it's a small dent - is that likely to cause me any issues?!

So then I realised i'd have to take the egr off again - get it bolted to cooler pipe then bolt back onto inlet manifold. And that's when.....one of the heads on one of the egr torx bolts stripped! I swear those things are made of toffee! Thankfully I managed to get it off courtesy of the wonderful vice grips again - handy things they are!

So now I have a fecked torx bolt - going to call local Audi garage today and hope they keep those bolts in stock! Or I might try hammering the next size torx in to create a new head failing that.

To be honest I found the job a right pain due to the fact there is hardly any room to work in there yet alone get a wrench in all the right places.

Oh and I dropped one of my allen keys in the engine bay that I need to try and fish out first - ffs!!!
 

kellogz

Registered User
Get it deleted end of problem your engine will thank you for it! :idea:
 

alex350r

Registered User
Get it deleted end of problem your engine will thank you for it! :idea:

Been thinking about doing exactly that! Worth buying a kit or do I just need some kind of blanking plate? Be good to get rid of the ****** thing - quite possibly the most useless thing on a diesel engine!!

What's your opinion on the egr cooler pipe dent - reckon it'll be alright?
 

novril

Registered User
Is it just the exhaust gas supply pipe from the manifold to the EGR valve? If it isn't leaking and no fault codes for unfettered air or irregular EGR volume then it will be fine. On newer stuff it monitors the EGR so I believe you need it coded out as you can't just blank it off. Thought I have read about blanks with a small hole in them to keep it happy. Couldn't comment on those I'm afraid. I'm a 2.0t petrol man myself!
 

A4_MaJiK

Azeem
Dent shouldn't be an issue. If you're planning on blanking it, it will need to be MAPPED out not just coded as fuelling adjustments will need to be made to compensate.
 
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