Originally Posted by 57lxi
Driveing with a failed EGR will not cause engine damage.
Not quite correct. Not having a working EGR valve can, over time, lead to some engine damage on an engine designed to run with one. EGR is used to cool the cylinders off in response to engine knock and other load conditions. Having one stuck open will kill off the engines idle ability, Not having a working EGR valve (stuck closed) can lead to burned valves, burned off sparkplug electrodes, etc. Worst case is engine knock and the damage that can cause..unchecked will trash bearings and pistons.
Short term, you can get away with it, but put it on the list of things to fix as soon as funds allow.