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    wow thats some serious crud build up. how many miles on it? 127000?
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    Are you going to cover cleaning out the s-bend tube to the EGR cooler on the back of the cylinder head? I use a Dollar Store pickup tool (spring) to chase the carbon out of it.
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    i tried popping that cap thing off a while ago when i was cleaning out my egr but couldnt get it off. i was able to still clean it out though, just took longer. also, if you take the throttle body off, it makes it much easier to clean out the carbon. when i did mine, i used carb cleaner and compressed air to blast out most of the carbon. i hooked up a hose inside the upper intake plenum and ran it to a garbage pail. then i used a small tooth brush to get what ever was left out.

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    It's totally possible to clean out the system without removing the intake manifold. It's kind of a pita getting the exhaust pipe-to-egr off but that's the hardest part.
    its actually easy once you do it. you need a long extension to get the 2 bolts at the back of the head. you need a big monkey wrench to loosen the nut on the egr valve. also, you want to remove or loosen the hook on the back of the motor and remove the fuel pulsation dampner. dont forget to pull the fuel pump fuse and crank the motor over for a while to de-pressure-ise the fuel system so you dont leak fuel everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShancerLelby View Post
    wow thats some serious crud build up. how many miles on it? 127000?
    On my 84 these pictures are from like 125,XXX miles.
    On my 85, I had about twice as much and there were 175,XXX on that car when I got it.

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    Whoops, accidental post.

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    WOW and thanks for covering this in such good detail with photos.
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    Nice photography and detail!

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    You've always got the best write-ups man, awsome job. I had one question though, wouldn't it have been better just to delete the EGR all together??
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    Quote Originally Posted by SupraLee View Post
    I had one question though, wouldn't it have been better just to delete the EGR all together??
    Probably, if you lived in a state that didn't inspect when they did smog check. California inspects to see if it is there, but not sure that they inspect to see that it works properly. I think if it is stuck in the wrong position, a car will fail smog.
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    That makes sense. Mine was clogged but I still passed here in Broomfield, CO. And they didn't even check for the EGR.
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