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Old 06-24-2015, 08:02 AM
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EGR Removal

Finished a little project to de-EGR the 335D yesterday. It represents a fairly clean, low-cost effective way of doing it if you can fabricate and modify your own parts. There's no coding/limp-mode/SES issues by virtue re-using the valve position motor and the Burger CAN tool for auto SES reset. Please don't ask about kits or parts. It took me about 5 hours to fabricate the valve body replacement and I don't intend to make another for what someone might be wiling to pay.

This is what the valve control motor looks like, modded for useless continued operation:

http://stuff.is-a-geek.net/PhotoAlbu...Pics/EGR-1.JPG

After being removed from the valve body and modded as above, it mounts back up quite nicely like this:

http://stuff.is-a-geek.net/PhotoAlbu...Pics/EGR-2.JPG
http://stuff.is-a-geek.net/PhotoAlbu...Pics/EGR-4.JPG

The missing cooler space amounts to one hose connection and a few tie-wraps. It's interesting to note the very minimal clearance for the lower coolant connection on the 2011 model - only about a 1/4" with this size tubing. That's the reason for the tie-wraps securing it to the tube just above the serp belt. I'd recommend using some smaller diameter replacement hose, if possible. The stuff I used was way overkill:

http://stuff.is-a-geek.net/PhotoAlbu...Pics/EGR-3.JPG

The valve body replacement is a simple steel tube with the appropriate flanges on each end:

http://stuff.is-a-geek.net/PhotoAlbu...Pics/EGR-5.JPG

Not shown is the exhaust manifold block off - pretty straightforward. It's a 2-shilling piece beveled to match the sealing surface and covered with a hold-down plate, all sealed up nicely with permatex orange.
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Old 06-24-2015, 10:51 AM
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Please check your links, only first pix is error free for me.
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Old 06-25-2015, 10:53 AM
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No issues with links - are you on a slow connection?


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Old 06-25-2015, 12:49 PM
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The image “http://stuff.is-a-geek.net/PhotoAlbu...ics/EGR-2.JPG” cannot be displayed because it contains errors

That is what I get in FireFox.
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BMW full diameter compact spare and jack kit
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Old 06-25-2015, 01:46 PM
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Works for me in IE8 - which I don't use for security reasons.
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18" wheels, tire repair kit and compressor
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High security McGard wheel locks [from Europe only]
Full XPEL package
AquaPel rain repellent
Opti-Lube additives
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Old 06-25-2015, 03:56 PM
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The image "http://stuff.is-a-geek.net/PhotoAlbu...-2.JPG" cannot be displayed because it contains errors

That is what I get in FireFox.
They all work for me in firefox from the OP, and your link posted there doesnt work. Your link has a " on the end of the link which once removed the link works.
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Old 06-26-2015, 07:26 AM
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I just opened them all with Chrome from my office, no problem. I'll be happy to answer any questions about the project, but not entertaining any PC support issues.
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links work fine. Here is an alternative water bypass but required custom fittings to be machined. 6" nipple and 90° elbows are 304 SS purchased from local Ace hardware. The fittings look just like what are the water inlet and outlets of the EGR cooler but have male 1/8 pipe threads on opposite end. Thus the factory black plastic tubes plug right in. I did tie wrap the lower left elbow to the vacuum pump to keep the lines from flexing/fatiguing
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Old 06-29-2015, 06:13 PM
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That definitely looks better. I'm mulling over the prospect of using that space to locate a coolant filter, since the plumbing for it is now easily accessible. Maybe next 335D project...
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