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Old 01-11-2011, 03:14 AM   #1
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HY ,

this is my first thread.
Egr Valve on a 2003 Sprinter 3500 with 179 000 miles.
Changed the Egr becose it was spilling oil . but after that i saw a good improvement in acceleration and acceleration response.

greetings
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Out of curiosity, what did the new EGR valve cost for your van?
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:41 AM   #3
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dealer in Quebec said 1200$ Can + 14 % taxes. So bought the egr valve new on ebay for around 430$ + taxes.

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Old 01-14-2011, 12:07 PM   #4
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I wish mine was that clean! Nice write up and photos. Here is a pic of mine, I pulled it off a while back and cleaned it up to repair the LHM problem I was having.
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Old 01-19-2011, 06:34 PM   #5
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2003 passenger van 103,000 miles
Very good photos... is this your first replacement? I have replaced the EGR valve once at 70,000 miles, and have had to clean it every 30,000. Do you do mostly highway driving? I have heard that prolonged idling will soot-up the EGR quickly (though most of my driving is highway, and must clean/replace the valve at fairly frequent intervals). If it keeps the soot out of the air, it is worth the trouble (though MB improved the design in 04, thereby admitting to flawed engineering). E-bay is the best place to purchase an EGR, it is about $600+ at the dealer.

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Here was my vans second Egr at about 150,000 miles. The first one was replaced at around 25k under warrenty (for dripping oil). Every other oil change I pulled the hose off the front and inspected my EGR and it always looked clean, so I never went further. So at about 150k the van seemed to be a bit bogged down, no black smoke, no LHM, just bogged down. I found a brand new EGR on ebay for $75 and so pulled the old one off and was suprised to see how dirty it was!!!
from now on I think I will be pulling the EGR all the way off to inspect.
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cleaning the EGR at every oil change will prolong the life. I replaced mine at around 160k I think. The oil dripping is DESIGNED, and is not an indication of a "bad" EGR, but excessive dripping means that it is wearing out or getting gummed up.
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Hi, I'm cleaning 2003 EGR valve and having problem removing the 42mm dia. aluminum plug. Please help if you can. Thanks, Josef.
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Hi, I'm cleaning 2003 EGR valve and having problem to remove 42mm dia. aluminum plug. Please help if you can. Thanks, Josef.
I don't think that needs to be removed, but wait for others with experience to answer. I'm quite certain all the cleaning necessary can be done without any more disassembly than just removing the EGR valve from the engine.

That is especially true of the newer style OM647 EGR valve, but you have a OM612 engine. Many times the valve is ruined because it is taken apart.

So don't disassemble any more unless further answers indicate that it is necessary. You may regret it if you do.

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Don't remove it. Just clean visible gunk and make sure shaft is unobstructed.
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