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egr recall?
charles88tc Offline
Senior Member
#1
How can i tell if my car has had the EGR recall? Visual or can i check online somewhere?
88 tc 5sp, Gillis, K&N on vam, Redneck cat back exaust (nothing from the cat back) 220,000 mile short block. Rebuilt 86 head and cam.
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JT Offline
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#2
You should have a small Ford recall sticker somewhere under the hood that states the recall was performed. Aside from the sticker, there will be an inline delay valve just before the vacuum connection onto the EGR.

Do you ask because you get Code 34? If the recall was performed on your engine, it generally will result in code 34 during the EEC tests, so it would be normal.
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TurboCoupe50 Offline
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#3
JT... The recall delay valve seems to block vaccum completely to the EGR, or is it just really slow in opening?? Anyway I usually pull em off and toss em in the "spare parts bin".

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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#4
Back in the late 70s, early 80s, when manufacturers were trying to meet emission standards with carbs and there were miles of vac lines under the hood, delay valves were common. It was also pretty common for them to plug up, preventing the "flow of vacuum". In several applications, replacing delay valves was a part of factory scheduled regular maintanance, just like changing the oil.

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Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 21 psi, forced air intercooler, water injection, bypass valve, Ranger roller cam, subframes, etc., etc.. // 86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP nitrous, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.... // 91 Escort: Bone stock winter car // 04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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Ryan H Offline
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#5
Is it okay to just bypass the recall? Would it have any effect on emissions? Could it possibly get better gas mileage after that, too? I guess it'd be putting more unburnable stuff into the intake, right?

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Ryan Harris

1988 TC 5 speed, all options including sunroof, Star stage III. Currently installing: Walbro 255 LPH HP, Kirban AFPR, 3" DP to 2.5" duals, bypassed cat, Magnaflow mufflers Smile
'88 TC Smile Walbro 255HP, Stinger FMIC, PIT BOV, Pro 5.0, Kirban, RR cam, FRPP strut tower brace, T3
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