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Old 11-02-2007, 05:10 PM   #1
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I am taking my car in tomorrow to get the catalytic converter replaced with a magnaflow high-flo one. I want to also get the EGR cleaned out, I've been reading here and there about it, and my mileage isn't 100% of what it used to be, but it'* still kinda close. I just figured while it'* in, why not....what should I tell the mechanic or what should I know, like how do you go about cleaning it normally? I've been told by a friend that when I floor my car a little black smoke comes out, kinda like a high performance ricer, it'* just a puff when you initially floor it, so someone told me that means it'* running a tiny bit rich? And that the EGR could do that if dirty..... Someone help here on how to clean it, and such....
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The way I clean them is with carb cleaners and a small wire brush. A little black smoke when you nail it is normal. Thats carbon in the motor getting burnt up.
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Same way works good for me too.

Be careful when you decide to clean it. They will stay hot for a long time after the car has been shut down.
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