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Old 07-02-2008, 07:40 PM
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1984 300D Guessing game

Can anyone please tell me what this is, and what it does. Don't Laugh.It looks like where the turbo should go. YAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH

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Old 07-02-2008, 08:09 PM
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My guess it's an EGR valve adapted to a Euro car to meet DOT emissions regulations.

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Old 07-02-2008, 08:27 PM
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My guess it's an EGR valve adapted to a Euro car to meet DOT emissions regulations.

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I second the above. Weird looking, isn't it.......
I bet it is a Euro as there is no "toster" on the fender {fan resistor assy} so it must be manual AC controls. {not to mention being an '84 NA}
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Yup. Looks like an EGR valve to me.
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:50 PM
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How can i tell if its a euro?
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:53 PM
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Look for a VIN tag on the driver A-pillar visible through the windshield. If it's of the form WDBAB33..., it's a US car. If there's no tag or it's of the form WDB123133... it's a Euro.

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Old 07-02-2008, 10:18 PM
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It's more likely to be WDB123130...

Edit: yup, I just saw the other post.
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:34 PM
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VIN # WDB1231301A216312
pluses or minuses to having a euro
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:39 PM
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manual controls are a godsend IF you have a/c. what do the headlights look like?
lets have a look at her.
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:43 PM
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The biggest downsides are the less powerful non-turbo engine (about 100 HP instead of 125 HP) and more difficulty finding some unique parts. Many euros have more manual features (windows, heat/AC, etc.) which can be either good or bad depending on your preference.
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:44 PM
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here she is, this is stage 1. got most of the bad parts off. looking for cheaper parts on line
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Old 07-02-2008, 11:04 PM
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Definitely an EGR valve.

On a W123, the only way to absolutely know if it is Euro or not - just about anything can be replaced/changed - is to look for the bumper-shock holes on the back. If there are none, it's a Euro. (But don't get confused; even the Euros have these holes in the front).
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Old 07-02-2008, 11:19 PM
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Definitely an EGR valve.

On a W123, the only way to absolutely know if it is Euro or not - just about anything can be replaced/changed - is to look for the bumper-shock holes on the back.....
Or you can just read the VIN.
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Old 07-03-2008, 07:23 AM
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here she is, this is stage 1. got most of the bad parts off. looking for cheaper parts on line
Of course, thats a euro bumper.

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Old 08-24-2008, 10:38 PM
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Egr valve dilemma

Hey Members

Any suggestions what I can do with this funky Motorcraft EGR Valve. It does'nt seem to effect the running of the car at all. Should I cap it off, or replace it. Its kinda just hanging there. Any suggestions I would appreciate.


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