Trying to improve
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: United Kingdom
I already undid all heat shield bolts and the egr pipes lastweek and WD40'd them so
Ill be ok this weekend. Im only fitting the blank at the manifold to eliminate an issue im having but even so i reckon it cant be a great idea having gases rammed into the watercooler with nowhere to go.
Im using a 3mm steel plate, looks plenty man enough to me.
With ref to it taking longer to heat up, turbo diesels of the early 90's warmed up ok without egrs, i reckon itll be fine. just need to give diesels a bit of load to warm up.
Need an Alfa! Cheap, cheap! Pref something older that needs a little work!