EGR weeping oil
So... my egr is weeping oil, progressively getting worse... probably my own fault, im sure i got some sort of solvent in there when i cleaned the intake.
im going to remove it, not for performance gains or to reduce intake cleaning or whatever reason ppl remove perfectly functioning EGR's... but because it failed and i refuse to spend $200 on a used MKIII intake/EGR when i dont have that kind of cash and if i did i could get a better flowing intake for similar money... ( i know, i know, whatever helps me sleep at night... lol)
***im looking for issues (or alternative suggestions) to how im going to have to fix this. Also any issues that generally accompany an EGR delete?
>>>physically chop out or gut the egr, buy block off plates and coolant hoses required. cost ~ $50 + tune and later needing a frost heater for my comfort in WI winter
>>>next idea is to pony up for a pd130/150 intake manifold... again deleting egr, cooler and re-routing coolant... if i do this i may go ahead and do FMIC because this motor wont always be in this chassis (rust) and it will likely be rotated to "belts in front" configuration Cost ~ $300+? and still will need tune and frost heater
>>>suggestions, ideas or pearls of wisdom?
the cost difference equates to about 10hrs of overtime, if i were offered overtime this week i would be choosing option 2...
either method means i likely have to replace the tune i JUST got with one that has the EGR check deleted or just deal with the CEL (id really prefer to have it off)
frost heater can wait until fall/ winter depending on just how long it takes to warm up in cold weather on my 45 min commute
1998 jetta TDI - the body has failed, but her heart will live on...
1996 passat TDI- not yet running...