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JuanG1226
03-22-2006, 02:43 PM
has anyone had any experience with the egr valve? can it be cleaned instead of replaced, and if so how do you clean it?

digitalballz
03-22-2006, 06:57 PM
Well on these greatly designed GM EGR valves that always build up carbon, and stick open you can clean them. what I do is take it off and get some intake/carb cleaner and PB blaster spray that in there while pushing the valve up and down. Keep spraying both in there from time to time untill it moves freely. Then let it sit and soak for a while and you'll be good to go.

JuanG1226
03-30-2006, 03:39 PM
was it hard to remove the egr valve? and did you have to replace the gasket?

digitalballz
03-30-2006, 06:30 PM
no, and yes

coupe
03-31-2006, 06:53 AM
Can you buy just the gasket?

lone_wolf025
03-31-2006, 09:47 AM
The gasket can be bought and they make these gaskets with little wire mesh over the "intake" port of the valve.

coupe
03-31-2006, 10:09 AM
So i can get just the gasket at like any parts store autozone, pepboys, advanced auto, napa etc?

lone_wolf025
03-31-2006, 10:14 AM
Yup. And don't forget to ask for the one with the mesh on it, especially if you've had carbon chunk problems before. Should run somewhere around $5-10 most likely.

coupe
03-31-2006, 10:24 AM
Thanks man, im gonna pick one up.