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I decided it was finally time to take out the EGR plate and see how badly clogged it was. I wasn’t disappointed!!
In a couple of places the carbon cutoff all flow of egr gases. This will be a huge factor in the Insights drivability.
Look how high the carbon is piled up on the gasket. Combined with the carbon in the passages made this egr system inoperable.
Another completely plugged egr passage.
That crusty looking egr valve was from another Insight that a guy was parting out. The whole unit was bent. I straightened it in a machinists vice. The pintle was bent too. Now after the Insight is all back together I will swap between egr valves to see if there is any difference.
Just used this small screwdriver for most of the carbon removal and then a paper towel and carb cleaner to wipe of the the very smooth gasket surfaces. I didn’t want to use scotchbrite pads as it would scratch the surface up.
The engine to egr plate gasket part number for my 2002 Insight.
The gasket has sealer bonded to both sides. So reusing an old gasket won’t be as reliable as a new one.
Freshly tested, ultrasonically cleaned, and soda blasted injectors right from Fuel Injection Corp. All new o-rings too.