Yes, to the first part - the EGR is an attempt to reduce emissions after all Second part - probably not. I would think that even a D4-d bucket o' bolts when warmed up would easily handle current emissions standards without the EGR. If the HD engines get through ok, then a modern TD should be fine even without the EGR operating. Only caveat is if tighter emissions limits are imposed on newer vehicles - I don't know if different standards apply? Might be more age specific than engine specific.Gary Stockton said:I thought by blocking it off, the emissions go up, and the MOT folk will have a frothy?
Gary Stockton said:I thought by blocking it off, the emissions go up, and the MOT folk will have a frothy?
.Crispin said:After cleaning it all and putting it back together, with new gaskets etc, all seems well. The leak which prompted all of this, so far, seems well. I was a bolt that was not tight. Toyota wanted to replace the whole EGR valve...
Why you didn´t block it? Useless part, only causes harm to engine. How to block, check: http://www.kdjoteros.com/Brico.EGR.php
Note that if you do this, you will loose the "Power heat" function which is so lovely in the winter.
In the other post you did with the Spanish guy who removed his (he is a member here actually) you can see he does not have the second heater pump so he would not have the "problem". It is only the "cold pack" 120s which had the dual battery and the quick heat jobbie.
Do you have the power heat button inside the car?