Following on from previous thread I set about blanking off the EGR at the week end and cleaned out the inlet manifold and had or have a couple of issues now and I'm sure it's some thing I've done and hopefully easily fixed.
Car is driving but has no guts to it at all and sounds like a 1970's transit van compared to how quiet it was before. Really struggling to get to and over 50mph
Here is what's happened
- Some how managed to lose on of the manifold gaskets. When putting back on dropped it into engine bay. Initial thought was it went straight down the open EGR / intercooler hose. Eventually managed to get this off to check. but no sign so no idea where that went. replacement ordered
- found a nasty looking split in said hose (replacement also on order) not sure if it was always there or if I did it trying to get the damn thing off. Bottom clip was impossible to get to and had to remove where the hose clamps onto off the car frame underneath so I could get to it. Hopefully not done any damage doing this
So as the car is now it is driving but with a missing gasket from the block and a large split in the hose, both parts are due to be with me tomorrow.
There are no dash lights on (other than snowflake one but this has been on since I got the car) and other than the lack of power and sounding rough seems to be ok.