Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003 07:20:35 -0000
From: MeatballTurbo <carl.robsonnopsamcing-czechs.com>
Subject: Re: EGR Valve


In article <BBDDA169.B128%pjghnopsamyonder.co.uk>, pjghnopsamyonder.co.uk spouted forth into alt.autos.saab... > I've been reading that Saab removed the EGR system from later cars. Can, or > rather more importantly, should I disable the system? I've read a lot of > opinions on a couple of forum boards, but I'm a lot more confused now about > whether I should and how to do it. I also read that the UK MOT is a lot more > harsh over emissions and a correctly setup T8 will fail anyway, so > disabling/removing the EGR system is not really a great issue. Besides, the > more I "turbo", the more I'm cleaning the air anyway :) > Have a word with Malbrad. Sounds like the EGR on my 16v is the same as yours, they had a look and said, " we can get a lot more out if we whip that off". I asked about emissions probs, and they said "Will probably pass easier". BTW, as your is pre-92, it doesn't need a cat, and has to only reach 3.5% CO and 1200ppm Hydrocarbons to pass. My battered old Skoda Estelle managed that with a very worn Jikov 12 year old Jikov carb that leaked and rattled like a mad thing. Fuel injection (properly set up) should make it near impossible to fail unless they tighten the regs for older cars. -- Carl Robson (The poster formerly known as Skodapilot) http://www.bouncing-czechs.com

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