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BaconMeLoveIt #1 Posted Jan 11 2019 - 05:37

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Anyone know which of the two materials is "better"?

 

I need to either replace or clean the EGR valve on my car. P0401.

 

I seriously don't want to go to the dealer as they may charge me for an arm and a leg to replace the EGR valve.

 

For EGR valve gaskets, go for composite or steel?

 

 

 

 


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replace it with whatever came off of it

tod914 #3 Posted Jan 11 2019 - 05:49

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What type is original to your car?  I'd likely go with that.  RockAuto might have a good price for an EGR valve.  Just take note of the brand.  Ebay I've gotten good prices on OEM parts as well.

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View PostBaconMeLoveIt, on Jan 10 2019 - 22:37, said:

Anyone know which of the two materials is "better"?

 

I need to either replace or clean the EGR valve on my car. P0401.

 

I seriously don't want to go to the dealer as they may charge me for an arm and a leg to replace the EGR valve.

 

For EGR valve gaskets, go for composite or steel?

 

 

 

 

 

Always try cleaning it first. It will often work.

Always go composite.



TheManFromKekistan #5 Posted Jan 11 2019 - 06:08

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View Post24_inch_pythons, on Jan 10 2019 - 23:54, said:

 

Always try cleaning it first. It will often work.

Always go composite.

 

Cleaning is usually the best option if you don't want to pay for a new or retooled one. As to the material its made of its not really an issue that I see brought up just get the one you can afford. 

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Composite

BaconMeLoveIt #7 Posted Jan 11 2019 - 08:49

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View Posttod914, on Jan 10 2019 - 20:49, said:

What type is original to your car?  I'd likely go with that.  RockAuto might have a good price for an EGR valve.  Just take note of the brand.  Ebay I've gotten good prices on OEM parts as well.

 

Not sure. I have yet to unscrew the bolts that is covering the access to the EGR vavle.

 

But I am assuming it is still an OEM.

 

Have to wait until this coming Sunday to remove the cover and access the EGR valve.

 

View Post24_inch_pythons, on Jan 10 2019 - 20:54, said:

 

Always try cleaning it first. It will often work.

Always go composite.

 

View PostTheManFromKekistan, on Jan 10 2019 - 21:08, said:

 

Cleaning is usually the best option if you don't want to pay for a new or retooled one. As to the material its made of its not really an issue that I see brought up just get the one you can afford. 

 

View PostCaptain_Rex33, on Jan 10 2019 - 22:49, said:

Composite

 

Thanks.






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