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Old 08 Oct 2010, 02:36 pm
jim beam
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Default Re: 1998 V-6 Accord EGR valve dismantle/disassembly.

On 10/08/2010 12:02 AM, Meatman wrote:
> '98 Accord EX V-6. Code PO401 - insufficient EGR flow. TSB/retrofit
> exists for this involving drilling-over EGR port in plenum, installing
> sleeve, etc. Done that part. Here's the rest: I removed and began
> DISASSEMBLING the EGR valve itself. Yes, you read correctly. I
> removed the 3(or 4?) small bolts and nuts that hold the metal mounting
> base to the upper electrical part in an attempt to COMPLETELY
> diassemble the valve into 2 basic pieces. However the metal plunger/
> bypass ass'y connects the two portions and there is a high-heat metal-
> foil gasket in between...now damaged, obviously. I either need to get
> this bitch all the way apart (I can't seem to) and replace the gasket
> OR find a suitable RTV (copper?) OR just replace the whole valve.
> Obviously I would like to reverse my disassembly and repair/replace
> the gasket. So let's run with that. Thanks. Kevin.


i'd cut your time losses and just get a new valve from a junkyard.

egr valves can run very hot - the rtv gasket stuff won't cope. they
don't usually need much more than a good internal scraping to get the
soot out. you can do this without the disassembly you've done. just
use some vacuum hose connected to the diaphragm opener to suck open the
valve pintle, then you can use a needle to remove the accumulation.


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