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Old 02-18-2004, 09:43 PM
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Holy EGR ream job Batman!

I can see why the DIY method of choice for a clogged EGR valve pipe is the speedo cable on the drill trick. I am not able to do much DIY stuff because of household responsibilities and no garage. The EGR tube cleaning cost me $450. I needed it fixed to get the check engine light to go off because I have emmissions testing in a few weeks.

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Old 02-18-2004, 09:53 PM
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So what got reamed more ?
For $ 450.00, I'd find the time or means somehow, to do it myself.
Sure hope they send you a jar of KY jelly for your birthday.
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Old 02-18-2004, 09:59 PM
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I agree the EGR pipe isn't the only thing that got a reamin'.

You can buy a new pipe for under $100, and maybe another hour or at least under 2 hours labor, ouch!

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Old 02-18-2004, 10:29 PM
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The invoice stated that the intake manifold R&R was 2.5 hours at $86/hour (Connecticut prices). When I looked at the EGR and the pipe, is it the one that goes from the EGR (saucer looking thing) to the front of the engine and then in the eingine?
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2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 AC 4X4 (115,000 miles) rusted frame - sold to chop shop
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Old 02-18-2004, 10:45 PM
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Mmm, no it's on the exhaust manifold. Saucer-looking may be an OK description, also has a single vacuum hose attached to it, and a small tube that the rubber hose attaches to. The small steel vacuum pipe does go towards the front. But what gets clogged is the larger pipe that runs back around the rear of the engine.

If they are going to ream out the pipe, they should be doing it by removing the EGR valve and leaving the pipe in place. The advantage to reaming it is so you don't NEED to do things like R&R the intake manifold. So kind of double dipping on labor if you're asking me. So how did they arrive at $450 for the job if they said 2.5 at $86/hr? If they're going to the trouble of R&R the intake they sure as heck should have just replaced it. You can replace the pipe without even removing the intake, I know I have and it didn't take no 2.5 hours to do it either.
I still wouldn't recommend the reaming procedure either, yo can't get it completely clean, PLUS the pipe MB current sells is modified to prevent the pipe from plugging up again (different design on the tip of the pipe where it always plugs up).

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