tune: how much of a difference do you feel?

IndigoBlueWagon

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The PD150 EGR has a clip connector on it, and I think it's larger than a BEW. I doubt the BEW EGR will fit on the PD150 manifold.
 

IndigoBlueWagon

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With the pipe welded on the EGR valve the stock upper intercooler hose will fit fine.
 

NewTdi

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Since yo are in CA you might want to find an EGR just in case next time you go for an emission test they check under the hood.
 

ecala001

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Since yo are in CA you might want to find an EGR just in case next time you go for an emission test they check under the hood.
I was going to use my current egr with 2" inch pipe welded to it. they do rev the car so not sure if it will fail if they see black smoke lol
 

IndigoBlueWagon

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Your current EGR won't fit. The PD150 manifold entrance is larger. And you're going to have to delete the EGR cooler.
 

CleverUserName

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I believe you can use the stock ALH EGR valve with a BRM manifold. Somebody used to make an adapter to make it fit. The BRM design looks to have better flow than the PD150 IMO.
 

ecala001

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I believe you can use the stock ALH EGR valve with a BRM manifold. Somebody used to make an adapter to make it fit. The BRM design looks to have better flow than the PD150 IMO.
yeah I saw malone sells the adapter. it would of got that but I already have a pd150 from a bew
 

Andyinchville1

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I believe you can use the stock ALH EGR valve with a BRM manifold. Somebody used to make an adapter to make it fit. The BRM design looks to have better flow than the PD150 IMO.
BRM flows better than PD150 .... Malone Tuning sells the adapters to mate BRM intake to stock ALH plumbing.

I learned the hard way (?) that the ALH manifold has EGR cooler mounting bosses built onto it whereas the BRM manifold does not have mounting holes for it (not a big deal if you plan to delete the cooler but requires tinkering if you want to keep the egr cooler.

I may have studs welded to the BRM intake to allow me the option to keep the EGR cooler before installing it

Andrew
 

Gothmolly

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How I describe it - with a tune and optionally injectors, it pulls as hard in 5th as it used to in 3rd. You don't ever need to downshift to pass someone anymore.
 
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