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EGR removal on a 2.5tdi

VagCabby Jun 30, 2012

  1. VagCabby

    VagCabby Active Member

    Hello, I'm either being blind or just plain stupid! I have looked all over the forum and on google but had no luck in finding a guide or an info on EGR removal on a 2.5tdi 163. What will this do, will it improve anything or do nothing attal. Last engine I did this on was a 2.0 zetec . Any help would be great!
  2. VagCabby

    VagCabby Active Member


    Must be someone who has done this. I want to clean the valve as my car is approaching 145k. I can remove 2 of the bolt but the other two are impossible to get to. I cleaned our 2.0tdi one yesterday and that was a fiddle even though it had about 5 mm of gunk all around the inside of it. The car runs better and isn't throwing out black smoke anymore. Just need to know how people have removed a 2.5tdi one!

  3. AlexGSi2000

    AlexGSi2000 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

    You can blank it off.
    I did this with mine - purchased a blanking plate from ebay for about £4.

    I noticed the fact there was a lot less soot, both on the back of the car and in the air-intakes, the engine picks-up a little better too.
    Only downside I have noticed is that the engine takes slightly longer to warm up.
  4. Neilb1

    Neilb1 Member

    Mine put the engine light on as well. Does my head in seeing it all the time
  5. VagCabby

    VagCabby Active Member

    Yeah I blanked my egr rubber pipe off of a day just to see what differance it would make and the car pulled a lot harder just doing that but as said it throws up the cel on the dash, I hate warning lights. Even if a bulb is out or washer fluid needs topping up I have to do it immediately as I hate the yellow warnings! Haha. So all I want to do is remove the thing and clean it. If its anything like our a3 its will be thick with soot and carbon but I cannot for the life of me work out how to get to the bottom alen key bolts.
  6. wesmaster

    wesmaster Member

    I have also blanked mine off, when I remapped it, had the egr removed from map.NO LIGHTS on dash! Drives so much better! got over 200 BHP on the RR (155 standard)

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