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    EGR Blanking plate 2.0 TDI. Any improvements?

    Hello there!

    I recently removed and cleaned up my EGR as it was completely covered and also noticed the inlet manifold was pretty thick too. I decided to try a blanking plate for the EGR to see if it made it run any better.
    I bought it off of eBay for £2.99, took 2 minutes to fit...but i haven't really noticed any difference, it seemed to idle a little better but apart from that nothing. It also caused the engine management light to come on.

    Just wondering has anyone else tried it and actually found it has improved anything?

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    I fitted one on sat! Seems to idle loads better, im currently monitoring mpg to see if there is any improovement which there is meant to be!

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    Yer I noticed the idle, and now you mention it, my mpg was running high 40's mid 50's most of the time. Has it made your engine management light come on? I have taken mine off again the engine management light has gone off. Might put it on again and leave it for a bit longer.

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    The engine management light will stay on until you have the car remapped and have the EGR valve deleted out of the new map.

    If you continue to run your standard map then the EGR valve will always bring on the engine management light and you can't turn it off in VCDS as far as I'm aware, I've looked into it before.
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    It runs smoother because the engine isn't getting dirty sooty air fed into it!

    If you do a blank, then it's good to decoke the inlet too, you will be suprised how dirty it is. The car needs remapping in order to switch off the management loght

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    Thanks for the help and advice!! Seem to be finding more problems with my car as the mileage increases, on 130k now!

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    Seat do a 'reduced' size EGR gasket which is meant for the MK3 Seat Ibiza for about £5 which fits, try using one of those & it will restrict the EGR but not totally close it so the engine will run better but not show any warning lights on the dash
    TDI PD170 S-Line Sportback... 191.2bhp & 290lb/ft torque @ standard with an iffy turbo! No idea with the new one or Shark Stage 1 remap installed, DPF off Stage 1 ready to go, Suspension & wheels to be fitted... Still....

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    Quote Originally Posted by max69vk View Post
    Seat do a 'reduced' size EGR gasket which is meant for the MK3 Seat Ibiza for about £5 which fits, try using one of those & it will restrict the EGR but not totally close it so the engine will run better but not show any warning lights on the dash
    I take it you got it from Seat dealership?
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    028 131 547 B from your local vag parts desk

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    It's a standard part I believe the code is : 028131547B , I havent fitted mine yet as the car has other issues to be dealt with first, but its a popular mod on the Seat forums & for around a fiver its worth a look. The only thing that may come up is with a diagnostic scan the car will show as having an EGR flow rate not being correct, however as we're the ones restricting the flow it's nothing to worry about, no lights should be popping up on the dash though.
    TDI PD170 S-Line Sportback... 191.2bhp & 290lb/ft torque @ standard with an iffy turbo! No idea with the new one or Shark Stage 1 remap installed, DPF off Stage 1 ready to go, Suspension & wheels to be fitted... Still....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ste_Nova View Post
    028 131 547 B from your local vag parts desk

    Beaten to the punch!
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    What's the benefit of doing this?

    Will it make the 2.0L engine a tad more refined on idle or is it wishful thinking?
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    Yep. it improves the idle massively.
    TDI PD170 S-Line Sportback... 191.2bhp & 290lb/ft torque @ standard with an iffy turbo! No idea with the new one or Shark Stage 1 remap installed, DPF off Stage 1 ready to go, Suspension & wheels to be fitted... Still....

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    Quote Originally Posted by max69vk View Post
    Yep. it improves the idle massively.
    Lol are you being sarcastic or serious?
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    No defo imprrove the idle a great deal.... been running mine blanked for two weeks now!

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    Think i'll have a punt at a fiver, do seat dealers stock them or are they ordered in?
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    It does improve the idle, yes.
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    Should be a stock item, if they dont have it in it usually takes 24 hrs or overnight
    TDI PD170 S-Line Sportback... 191.2bhp & 290lb/ft torque @ standard with an iffy turbo! No idea with the new one or Shark Stage 1 remap installed, DPF off Stage 1 ready to go, Suspension & wheels to be fitted... Still....

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    Quote Originally Posted by AidenUK View Post
    Think i'll have a punt at a fiver, do seat dealers stock them or are they ordered in?
    audi have them too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ste_Nova View Post
    audi have them too
    You got a part number please?
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    up there ^^^^ with the pic
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ste_Nova View Post
    up there ^^^^ with the pic
    Of course, whata knobhead lol.

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    Old thread revival! Lol
    Anybody been running one of these reduced gaskets?
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    Anybody?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mindak View Post
    Anybody?

    i too would like to know how the reduced plate performs ??

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