the original arguement was that the car pulled better/no flat spots etc,better/cheaper,etc.
and i said the car will run better,have less lag,run cooler,etc,when egr is connected & doing its job.
i dont doubt that blanking will stop smoke though.BUT you're only pushing the problem outta sight. AND for a ford chief mechanic to take that short cut,is pretty !REMOVED! up in the 1st place
and when you say many foc member s have blanked with good results,compared to what? you're only hiding the original problem with the engine,thats what i cant get my head round? why would you wanna tell folk to fit a blanking plate,when they should be finding the reason their cars are smoking like hell! if they spent a few more quid they'd probably find the right reason & not have to resort to shortcuts. egr's are NOT only for emissions,i keep saying,but whats the point,ya's have already decided on the 1 course of action,& to hell with the consequences.oh well
Blanking the EGR does not "hide" the problem, it removes the problem permanently
More often than not, its the EGR valve/ system that IS the problem
You don't need an EGR valve/ system on a diesel engine - simples
The "consequences" of fitting a solid stainless steel EGR blanking plate are -
EGR housing and Inlet do not get coked up
Less flat spots
Less turbo lag
Slightly better economy
(Much) Cheaper than replacing the EGR valve
+ the only genuine drawback - the engine management light may come on on Euro4/5 compliant engines