Originally Posted by BillBoost37
Think about the letters EGR before you use rubber or paper
Exhaust GAS R............ as in very hot. Gaskests for EGR'* are lead based.
Pete.. are you sure it doesn't fit snug and seal itself?
I know rubber/neoprene or the like wouldn't work, and now realize "rubberized" cork wouldn't work
I figured a paper-type might have been ok though.
But I do know that the EGR valve gasket is metal.
I'm sure it COULD seal up on its own, but it doesn't sit flush to begin with. I could tighten it all the way so it will compress the flared ends, but I'm afraid it will crack them. I tightened it just a little bit to see, and the bottom end was pinched hard.
I really don't want to take any chances cracking a $43 tube, then I'd be back where I was before, so if I could make a gasket of some kind I'd be happier.
Bill (Wren) made a gasket for his, but I don't know what he made it out of.