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Old 12-10-2003, 10:07 PM
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Off-road EGR

So I've been tinkering with Moby of late, and took the advice of many to fabricate a little plate to ensure the egr is blocked off. Upon attempting the installation, I discovered that Moby had already performed this service by completely clogging the hole in question with years and years of egr gunk. How thoughtful!

Self-modifying for performance enhancement, sensitivity to road conditions, memory of where I like to sit... this car is as smart as some people!

My question is this:
I've followed the gunk trail and cleaned it out as much as I could reach with various tools. Is there a solvent that will clear it out of the crossover pipe? That thing was a MESS! Can I soak it in something? What's the pleasure of the EGR off-roaders?
(om603 '87 300sdl)

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Old 12-10-2003, 10:20 PM
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Hello, and that's a very funny post!
I would not clean any of it out unless you can take the intake manifold completely off the ar. This is because you will likely dislodge some gunk and cause it to be ingested into the cylinder and that might not be so good. I think it would be very much worth your effort to take the manifold off and power wash everything in and out to get the gunk cleaned out. This is what I did to mine and it worked great!
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Old 12-10-2003, 10:31 PM
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Or just do a few Italian tuneups taking the car up to 120 mph whenever you can.

Actually, that's it. Just drive it like a madman. As long as the car can still "breathe" through the crossover pipe, and the EGR is disconnected.
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Old 12-10-2003, 10:41 PM
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Moby and the Pope

Actually, moby and the Pope are quite good friends, what with all the time spent searching out flat tracks for which to expell nasties from within. Italian tune-up? I like to think of it as confession... Out with the bad stuff, you see...

Actually, the Biodiesel I've been running has reduced the smoke, even during confession, hugely. When I first bought the car, I had forgotten about the james bond passing gear smokescreen, as my 300D has been almost smoke free for quite some time.

Pressure washer eh? I think we may be on to something. I actually did loosen a bit that ended up being cooked (odor indicated that at least) so no more messing with the sludge. Pressure washer would clean the undercarriage guards nicely too. Thanks for the idea.

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