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Looky Looky Cleaned the EGR, wow, its a rocket ship now!

Off to the continent in a weeks time, so decided to whip the EGR out and give it a clean, just to make sure all is well for the 2 week drive.

It didn't look too clogged up, but took it to pieces and used some carb cleaner to get into the nooks and crannies. Drop of grease inside the actuator, drop on the spring on the valve.

Replaced carefully after cleaning the gaskets. Interestingly the gaskets were the originals, no adapted limited hole ones at all.

Took the car out for a test, expecting it to be the same, wow! Its amazing how much of a difference a bit of soot build up can make on the response times. Almost instant boost now, in 2nd and 3rd especially. Impressive! The car seems to be all but transformed.

Well worth the effort.

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good result!
I think there is also only so many times you can clean them and then it just doesn't seem to be as effective. You might want to try blanking it off just to check if you are still losing a bit of power.
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