Carbon rich recirculated exhaust gasses leave deposits within the EGR valve which restrict or damage the EGR valve causing vehicle faults.
The EGR valve on these vehicles is designed to redirect a portion of the vehicles exhaust gases back to the engine through the intake manifold. Carbon rich recirculated exhaust gasses enter the EGR valve before the intake manifold, over time Carbon deposits gather in the EGR valve and can interfere with the operation of the EGR valve flap and can block air flow. Resulting in reduced fuel economy and vehicle performance. Often this build up damages the EGR valves which are expensive to replace. This malfunction of the valve or blocking of the exhaust port causes Detonation (also known as pinging or spark knock) causing misfiring or rough idle. Many examples can be found across the internet showing these EGRs completely blocked up with carbon; significantly reducing airflow to the intake.
Symptoms of the fault
Rough engine running
Decreased throttle response
Loss of power or torque
Low MPG / decreased MPG
Vehicle stalling at low speeds
Acceleration slow / sluggish
Vehicles affected and compatibility
BMW engines M47 M47N M57 M47N2 M67 M47R
3 series E46
320d 1997- 2005
320cd 2003- 2006
5 series E39
E38 7 Series
E65 7 Series
Rover 75 MG ZT 2001-2005
Land Rover Freelander TD4 2001-2006
Land Rover Range Rover TD6 2002-2006
This item is not compatible with quick release style hoses.
Vehicles which utilise a vacuum operated EGR will not show a fault code when replaced with our EGR blank. Vehicles with an electronically operated EGR will show a fault code which will need to be mapped out. This is the same for all suppliers of EGR blanks whether stated or not.
This item is for diesel vehicles only not for petrol vehicles.
Associated part numbers:
11717785452, 11717804378, 7785452, 7804378, 11717793484, LR005791, WAV000040, 7.28138.00.0, 7.28138.02.0, 7.28264.00.0, 7.28264.06.0, 555229, 14406, 14433, EGR251, EGR258, ERV190, ERV208, Pierburg.
Part numbers are for guidance only, please inspect your EGR to ensure you are purchasing the correct blank.
Our kit allows easy replacement of the EGR valve with our improved design part which stops any recirculated exhaust gases entering the intake manifold. Resolving vehicle faults and stopping carbon build ups in future.
Install our completely Stainless Steel EGR blank and eliminate build up in the intake manifold. This allows the engine to breath better which can improve vehicle performance and fuel efficiency. Our EGR blanking kit stops these recirculated exhaust gases entering the intake manifold, eliminating the risk of future build ups.
Our kit is the most comprehensive available including all components required to delete the EGR valve and will fit in the same way as the OEM part. You will receive:
1x Stainless steel EGR tube, precision machined and all constructed from stainless steel, featuring a substantial bead to ensure an air tight seal with the intercooler hose.
4x Stainless steel EGR to intake manifold bolts.
1x Intake manifold to EGR rubber gasket.
1X vacuum pipe blanking plug with cable tie to secure.
2x Stainless steel EGR cooler blanks to allow you to blank off the EGR cooler if installed on your vehicle.
1X Exhaust manifold blank with Cemjo high temperature gasket and fasteners allowing you to remove the EGR to Exhaust manifold flexible tube that often blocks or splits.
Our kit is top of the range and the most comprehensive kit available. Check out our instructions and video to see how our kit allows you to successfully eliminate the EGR valve on your vehicle.
Possible advantages of EGR deleting:
Turbo can spool up quicker and at lower revs resulting in less turbo lag.
Prevents carbon build-up inside intake manifold and ports.
Smoother pick up from idle, engine running and better fuel economy.
Increases in power and / or torque which slowly fades as carbon builds up.
Improved fuel consumption / MPG.
You will receive
1x Stainless steel EGR delete tube
4x Stainless steel EGR delete tube mounting bolts
1x Stainless steel exhaust manifold to egr pipe blank
1x High temp CEMJO exhaust manifold blank gasket
2X Exhaust manifold blank bolts with locking washers
2X Stainless steel EGR cooler blanking plates
1X Intake manifold to EGR gasket
1X Vacuum tube plug with cable tie
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Step 1: Remove Cosmetic Engine Covers
Remove the 2 bolts (on some models 3) and lift off the covers.
Step 2: Remove Hoses
Remove the vacuum hose, gently pull this off of the EGR valve.
Loosen the jubilee clip on the intercooler hose and remove the hose.
Step 3: EGR Cooler (skip This Step If Your Vehicle Doesn't Have an EGR Cooler)
Only relevant for vehicles fitted with an EGR cooler:
This repair stage is shown on the bench for clarity, it should be carried out on the vehicle and only the metal pipes should be removed, the EGR cooler should remain mounted and no other pipes removed.
Remove the metal pipes from both ends off the EGR cooler (EGR to cooler and cooler to exhaust manifold)
Clean up the mating faces of the EGR cooler and ensure they are free from loose rust, carbon deposits and grease.
Locate our blanking caps on to each end of the cooler and reinstall the clamps ensuring the caps remain central as the clamps are tightened. If you suspect the caps are not sealing repeat the process ensuring the caps are central, the EGR cooler has a wide tolerance so a sealing compound may be needed to make an air tight seal.
Step 4: Remove EGR Pipe From Exhaust Manifold (non EGR Cooler Models Only)
Remove 2x bolts and release the flexible metal pipe from the EGR to the exhaust manifold.
Step 5: Remove the EGR Valve
Remove 4x bolts retaining the EGR valve. Remove the EGR valve and the EGR to exhaust manifold pipe.
Step 6: Clean the Mating Faces
Clean as much carbon from the intake manifold as you can from the hole now exposed. To be thorough the intake manifold could be removed and thoroughly cleaned. For instructions on this please check out our swirl flap instructions.
Remove the old EGR to intake manifold gasket and replace with ours.
Clean the mating face of the exhaust manifold, remove any loose rust, carbon or grease.
Step 7: Blank Off the Vacuum Pipe
If your EGR valve is vacuum operated blank the pipe using our blank and secure with the cable tie.
Step 8: Blank the Exhaust Manifold
Using our supplied blanking plate, gasket, bolts and locking washers, blank the hole on the exhaust manifold. Ensure the locking washers are installed between the bolt heads and the blanking plate. If the exhaust manifold is very corroded some sealant paste may be needed to create a seal.
Step 9: Fit Our EGR Tube
Using our supplied stainless steel bolts; secure the EGR delete tube to the intake manifold, do not over tighten the bolts. These should be nipped up just to create a seal on the EGR to intake seal.
Fit the intercooler hose to the EGR tube and secure using the jubilee clip.
Step 10: Test Seals
Before refitting the engine cosmetic covers, start the vehicle and check for any leaks.
Step 11: Refit Engine Covers
Refit engine covers.
This completes the repair. If you need any further guidance on this install or would like to purchase the parts shown please call us on +44 01843 446643 or email us at email@example.com . Please also check out our instruction guide on YouTube.
Installation is carried out at installers risk, if unsure please contact us or a professional, X8R Ltd cannot be held responsible for any adverse result of installing this product or any injuries caused by install, if in doubt ask a professional. All images and texts are copyright X8R Ltd 2016