I'm now in 4th gear with power to spare!
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Portoroz Slovenia
Re: D40 EGR Blank Mod. (Partly Done)
I've blanked mine today. All together (including cutting a blank from 1,5 mm inoxydable steel plate) I spent less than half of an hour.
The result is amazing (I hope it is not just the placebo effect). Engine reacts as having a fifth cylinder added. Incredible difference at extremely low rpm. The rpm range from which the engine "pulls" descended for more than 300 rpm.
I made a short test drive and it felt like a different car. I could cruise at 1200 - 1400 rpm!
No problems with electronics so far.
I've blocked the pipe at "cold" end. It doesn't matter where it is blocked, the exhaust gases are not able to recirculate. But in future I shall block also the "hot" end, to prevent the exhaust gases to get into the EGR valve.