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EGR Blanking plate 2.0 TDI. Any improvements?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Wats-on, May 21, 2012.

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    [May 21, 2012]
    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?

    Thanks

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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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    [May 22, 2012]
    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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    [May 31, 2012]
    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
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    [May 31, 2012]
    I take it you got it from Seat dealership?
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    [May 31, 2012]
    028 131 547 B from your local vag parts desk

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    [May 31, 2012]
    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.
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    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.
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    [May 31, 2012]
    Lol are you being sarcastic or serious?
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    [May 31, 2012]
    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 :)
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    [May 31, 2012]
    audi have them too
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    [May 31, 2012]
    You got a part number please?
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    [May 31, 2012]
    up there ^^^^ with the pic
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    [May 31, 2012]
    Of course, whata knobhead lol.

    Thanks
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    Old thread revival! Lol
    Anybody been running one of these reduced gaskets?
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    [May 22, 2014]

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