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ok stupid question but I looked in his other products he's selling, why would anyone buy the EGR restricter? Make a plate and get rid of the egr if you want to do that.
If I didn't already have mine I would seriously think about buying that from him.
 

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The restrictor is an alternative to blocking off the EGR entirely. That way it won't throw a code so you won't have to buy a chip to shut off the CEL. I'm not certain I'd want to shut off the EGR entirely anyway. The car was designed to operate with it. I'm considering buying the restrictor (Well, actually I'm considering making one, I mean how hard can it be?)
 

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right I saw he sold alot of the restrictors for the IAC.
 

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those are substantial claim that he makes to it. but the workmanship is superb though no doubt. maybe those gains are on highly modified engines???
 

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those are substantial claim that he makes to it. but the workmanship is superb though no doubt. maybe those gains are on highly modified engines???
Could be on modded engines. probably is. The set I bought from him wasn't an FRPP set but was a standard TB and Plenum from an 04 Mustang GT that he had ported and polished. He also half-shafted the TB. Thats how I learned that there is a difference in an 04 Mustang plenum and a T-bird plenum. The T-bird plenum is a little longer, and puts the TB at a slight angle. When I put the Mustang plenum on the T-bird the Throttle cable was too long. I had to shorten it. When I put the plenum on the new bird, I'm going to put a spacer between the Plenum and the TB and see if that fixes it. Didn't like shortening the cable.
 

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Could be on modded engines. probably is. The set I bought from him wasn't an FRPP set but was a standard TB and Plenum from an 04 Mustang GT that he had ported and polished. He also half-shafted the TB. Thats how I learned that there is a difference in an 04 Mustang plenum and a T-bird plenum. The T-bird plenum is a little longer, and puts the TB at a slight angle. When I put the Mustang plenum on the T-bird the Throttle cable was too long. I had to shorten it. When I put the plenum on the new bird, I'm going to put a spacer between the Plenum and the TB and see if that fixes it. Didn't like shortening the cable.
LOL I had the same problem couln't get the car to to WOT. I solved that by moving the gas pedal out. Took it off and put spacer's behind it.
 

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Traveler said:
The restrictor is an alternative to blocking off the EGR entirely. That way it won't throw a code so you won't have to buy a chip to shut off the CEL. I'm not certain I'd want to shut off the EGR entirely anyway. The car was designed to operate with it. I'm considering buying the restrictor (Well, actually I'm considering making one, I mean how hard can it be?)
I don't get blocking it, removing it, any of that. It's not even on at WOT, so restricted or not, it's not going to change performance since at WOT the thing is closed anyway.
 

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EGR is one of those things that has a vestigial aura of evil from the bad old days of early smog equipment. People still think that removing every bit of emissions equipment from a motor must make it faster.
 

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I don't get blocking it, removing it, any of that. It's not even on at WOT, so restricted or not, it's not going to change performance since at WOT the thing is closed anyway.
Maybe the theory behind it is that it heat soaks the manifold and so restricting it will make it do it to a lesser extent?

Don't know...just rambling
 

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Also, when you remove it you remove something that can fail. The less there is to tear up... the less you will have to work on your car.
 

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LOL I had the same problem couln't get the car to to WOT. I solved that by moving the gas pedal out. Took it off and put spacer's behind it.
Well, I never would have thought of that. I cut the end off of the throttle cable that holds it in the accelator pedal. Then I pulled it tight, and put a cable stop on it, effectively shortening the cable.
 

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Well, I never would have thought of that. I cut the end off of the throttle cable that holds it in the accelator pedal. Then I pulled it tight, and put a cable stop on it, effectively shortening the cable.
It's an old hot rod trick to keep the pedal from hitting the floor and/or raising the accelerator pedal closer to the brake pedal. Disconnect the cable from the TB, pull the slack through the firewall and from the pedal then take an inch of hard plastic tube and notch one side so you can slide it over the cable after where it comes through the pedal, take two tiny hose clamps and clamp it tight so the cable doesn't slip out, then pull the cable back to the TB and hook it back up.

Far less permanent and dangerous than trying to add in a stop after cutting the cable.
 

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I tried the plastic tube thing, but didn't think of the hose clamps. Might have made a difference. But the stop hasn't caused any problems, and isn't likely to as its in the LE.

The new fix is going to be a spacer between the TB and the plenum (at least I hope that'll take care of it)
 

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EPelezo said:
Maybe the theory behind it is that it heat soaks the manifold and so restricting it will make it do it to a lesser extent?

Don't know...just rambling
Yeah thats what I've been told is why it gets blocked off, but to be honest here in school they spent a whole day explaning how thats not really true, the idea behind the EGR valve is that it takes a little exhaust gas and recirculates it into the intake charge going into the cylinder; the exhaust gas is already burnt so it's mostly inert and since it's less air and fuel burning it lowers peak combustion temps in the cylinder thus producing less NOX and it's supposed to help from over heating valves and other parts of the engine.
 
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