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Bad EGR Car overheats if driven too far. Customer thinks it is faulty EGR. Expensive part. Can system be bypassed?

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  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Customer? Who's the mechanic here? Sorry I have to ask.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    EGR will not cause overheating, where do these people get these idea's??.

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Yes you can by-pass the EGR valve. The only problem is that when it comes down to getting it smogged it will not pass. So that should be considered before bypassing the system. If you still want to by-pass the system let me know and I will tell you how to do it. But again it will not pass smog without it working properly

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