Daily Driver The YMT (Yummy Mummy Transporter)

1st Generation (2004-2011) vehicle added by chazzb, Sunday 21st Aug, 2016

  1. chazzb Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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  2. 1066Boy Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    YMT......I like it. :Grin: Maybe you should upload a picture of the wife sitting on the bonnet. :Wink:
     
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  3. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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  4. chazzb Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Ok, so I did the EGR clean today, and as you'll see below it was really needing it.

    I used the excellent guide here: EGR Valve and Cooling Pipe Clean Guide

    The guide recommends changing the gaskets marked 13 and 5. I also did 8 and 9 for the sake of a few quid. I totally overlooked 7 or I'd have done that too.

    The Honda part numbers are:
    • 5: 18715-RMA-E01 @ £7.10
    • 8: 18718-RMA-E01 @ £6.00
    • 9: 18719-RMA-E01 @ £3.71
    • 13: 18726-RMA-E01 @ £6.00
    Including VAT, the price was £27.37

    First off, here's the pipe at position/gasket 9. It was really clogged up. One question I do have (@Beefy) is that the engine side here was greased up with this sludge. Looks like it could do with a good strip down and clean. Is this recommended?

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    This is the underside of the EGR valve, being full Kate Moss (coked up).

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    The inside of the EGR valve looking like it needs a clean.

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    This is the engine side at the point of Gasket 8, showing the sludge which I did my best to clean out.

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    After some Tunap 926 worked its magic, the inside looked like this.

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    ...and the underside of the valve, after Tunap 926, and mid-decoking.

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    A bit of wire wool and elbow grease on the faces to make sure they are flush to the gaskets...

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    ...and finally reassembled to go back in.

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    The car started first time, and seems to be okay so far. Hard to tell if it's totally solved the issue, but it definitely won't have hurt!

    Thanks to Knighthawk and Beefy for the diagnosis and link to the guide.
     
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  5. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    I've copied and pasted the above post here as this is the perfect place for it. :Hey:
     
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