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Old 06-03-2007, 10:07 AM
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egr valve needs replaceing????

After I bought my 83 300 sd I noticed the vacum line to the egr was capped off and I put it back on right away. Being a strict enviromentalist I want to make sure its operating properly. The car seems to run great no black smoke after a couple of italian tune ups. How would I know if its working or not. Any thoughts greatly appreciated.

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Old 06-03-2007, 10:11 AM
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Apply a vacuum and see if the valve opens or not.. But serioulsy the EGR was capped because the system is useless, Just run biodiesel and forget about the EGR, car will last longer.
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Old 06-03-2007, 10:19 AM
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Can I run bio without any modifications. Any additives needed for head lubrication??. Thanks for the reply.
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Old 06-03-2007, 10:25 AM
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Jim,

To run bio you don't need to modify anything right away. New OE fuel lines are adviseable, as well as having spare fuel filters on hand is required.

The bio will make crud from the tank come up and clog the filters. This is totally normal.

If you want to prevent this you can empty the tank and clean it when you replace your fuel lines.

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Old 06-03-2007, 10:41 AM
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Dan,
Thanks for the help, not much of a diy how tough is it to change fuel lines?
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Can I run bio without any modifications. Any additives needed for head lubrication??. Thanks for the reply.
Jim
Biodiesel has much more lubricity than petro diesel. http://www.biodieselnow.com/default.aspx

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