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EGR leaking lots of oil - How to stop this?

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by scottshere, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. scottshere

    scottshere Member

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    How do you stop the oil from leaking out the EGR and onto the airbox
    Would cleaning it out help or changing rubbers or is it a case of a full replacement

    I have blanked the EGR off and got the EML on, but living with this.. Thought the oil would stop after blanking it off

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. tdia4

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    Mines doing the same, its leaking from 2 small holes either side of the EGR valve, I'm getting a proper blanking kit for it now which will stop it, see if yours if coming from the same place.
     
  3. stu_m

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    It's the exhaust fumes mixing with a bit of oil mist from the air intake

    Blanking off the egr will stop it and clean the egr too
     
  4. scottshere

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    Blanked it off already at the manifold only though... Have stuck a golf tee in the Vac pipe on top, but not touched the other Vac pipe
    Maybe i need to get it off completly to clean it out and see if it is actually still leaking.
    What could i use to get the oil off the airbox etc?
    I have got some turps in the cellar
     
  5. tdia4

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    Get another blanking plate to actually go onto the egr valve, i've got one on mine but it does still leak but as mentioned above mines coming out of the 2 small holes either side of the egr valve, then its dropping onto the exhaust.
     
  6. scottshere

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    Will do that and see if it helps
     
  7. MrG A4

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    'Wynn's fuel injector air intake and carburettor cleaner' is pretty good at shifting thick oily deposits, it comes in an aerosol can costs about a fiver. Not sure if it is suitable for use on plastic, I've used it sparringly on few plastic components without any problems - should be ok.
     

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