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Old April 12th, 2010, 11:33 PM   #1
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1991 Bronco XLT Nite, 5.0l 302. The Egr tube coming from the head to the upper intake broke, and a new one is around $60+, while a dummy sensor for that valve is around $20. Now, is it enough to just plug up the hole coming from the head and remove the valve and cover that hole, or is it more involved than that? Point blank, is it worth my while to just bite the bullet and buy that ridiculously overpriced piece of tube or can i get away with that dummy sensor? Opinions, please.
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Old April 12th, 2010, 11:41 PM   #2
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no egr, highway mileage goes down. Something to think about.
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By how much, approximately?
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Basically what an EGR valve does is it recirculates some exhaust into your intake which creates a better burn and in turn makes you use less gas. Also a a faulty EGR valve may cause rough idle and terrible acceleration.. By getting rid of the EGR you may not get a rough idle or bad acceleration however your gas mileage will directly suffer.. Something to think about

P.S if you ever move to Cali or somewhere that they do inspections.. you will fail

EDIT: It will affect gas mileage pretty severely.. I had a 4 cylinder wrangler with a bad EGR and i got 180 miles on a 15 gallon tank
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have a look at the routing here:

(scroll down)

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...a%3DN%26um%3D1
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So I guess it's definitely worth it in the long run to just replace that tube. Anyone know of somewhere you can get one without that weak flexible section? Judging by the markings on the tube I pulled off, it's been replaced before.
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So I guess it's definitely worth it in the long run to just replace that tube. Anyone know of somewhere you can get one without that weak flexible section? Judging by the markings on the tube I pulled off, it's been replaced before.
if the factory part had the flex section in it, there isnt really a way around it, unless you make your own. prob have to check the dealer/ name auto parts store to see that
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you can get some tube and flare it yourself I would suppose. Just about a foot of pipe. I wonder if conduit would hold up to the heat?
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you can get some tube and flare it yourself I would suppose. Just about a foot of pipe. I wonder if conduit would hold up to the heat?
probably not for too long...if it were me, I would either just buy another one, or make one out of stainless...meaning I would just buy another one.

They are usually good for about 8-10 years or so, so on a 20 year old truck, how many more could you go through before the truck is parted out or scrapped? Do you expect to have this truck for another 8-10 years, or longer? Kinda makes it a bit pointless to worry about modifying it, doesnt it?
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I was hoping to keep it as long as possible (Which I hope, finger crossed, will be about 10 years at least), but really this is because I don't want to spend much and need to go as cheap as is practical. It's surprising what you can do with $40 when you put your mind to it. I think I'll order that piece tomorrow, I need to get it running again. It's not doing me any good sitting in my driveway.
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