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    Lexmoto venom 125. Is it pointless to blank and remove the egr valve .

    I've read it won't improve any performance and that they are there to help with emissions when at idle.

    And if it is there to help with emissions does that mean it would then fail an MOT??

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    And if it is there to help with emissions does that mean it would then fail an MOT??
    If the man with the clipboard notices, yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrlongbeard View Post
    If the man with the clipboard notices, yes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mrlongbeard View Post
    If the man with the clipboard notices, yes.
    I took the EGR valve out of my Transit van. It passed 5 MOTs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    I took the EGR valve out of my Transit van. It passed 5 MOTs
    Err, yeah. Blanked off the EGR on my smilie face transit and it passed mebbe four MOTs, can't remember exactly.

    The EGR only really does its thing when the engines cold to warm it up faster, after that it allowed the exhaust to function normally.
    Well, it would have if it was working as it should but it was still lettting exhaust gas into the combustion chamber when warm and ran smokey as feck which is why I blanked it off with a bit of wriggly tin that I battered flat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    I took the EGR valve out of my Transit van. It passed 5 MOTs
    It would have. Law change just started. I blanked my convoy one (Transit 2.4) what seemes to make a difference on MPG. Unsure about more oomph yet not been on a run but take off at lights feels quicker. As for MOT ill take blanking plate out a day or two before and blast it round the bypass to clear out any excess soot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by demographic View Post
    Err, yeah. Blanked off the EGR on my smilie face transit and it passed mebbe four MOTs, can't remember exactly.

    The EGR only really does its thing when the engines cold to warm it up faster, after that it allowed the exhaust to function normally.
    Well, it would have if it was working as it should but it was still lettting exhaust gas into the combustion chamber when warm and ran smokey as feck which is why I blanked it off with a bit of wriggly tin that I battered flat.
    I also have a Citroen Dispatch what can smoke it times. Had a look in the EGR and its thick with soot. Blanked that but its still getting stripped down for a good clean. All that shit will still be in the intake manifold. Just need the enthusiasm to strip it all out one weekend.

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    Got a 1.9 diesel Vivaro and a 1.6 diesel Pug 207. Blanked the EGR on both of them after previous experience with another engine where the head was so badly coked with recirculated exhaust clag that it had to be decoked at 60,000 miles. Both happily pass MoT and if you do it right you don't get any warnings on the diagnostics. Actually both are low on test emissions because they're breathing clean air not dirty smog.

    Performance and fuel consumption wise it's hard to say if it makes any difference. Neither feels faster, though in theory it should improve matters. On a little engine like a 125 scooter I wouldn't bother. It'll be dog slow whatever you do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by demographic View Post
    Err, yeah. Blanked off the EGR on my smilie face transit and it passed mebbe four MOTs, can't remember exactly.

    The EGR only really does its thing when the engines cold to warm it up faster, after that it allowed the exhaust to function normally.
    Well, it would have if it was working as it should but it was still lettting exhaust gas into the combustion chamber when warm and ran smokey as feck which is why I blanked it off with a bit of wriggly tin that I battered flat.
    Cheapskate. The properlaser cut blanks are 4d a dozen.

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    When nana gets cancer etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidat19 View Post
    Cheapskate. The properlaser cut blanks are 4d a dozen.
    Not ten years ago they weren't.
    Or at least I never found any.

    Meh, wasn't hard to make ,i t outlasted the bodywork and I scrapped it at 280 000 miles.

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