EGR fix - Honda Civic Forum

Fuel, Oil, Cleaners & Other Maintenance Extending the life of your Civic requires the proper fuel, oil, and cleaners, along with other regularly scheduled maintenance.

EGR fix

Old 03-18-2015
  #1  
Registered!!
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 0
RNC4806 is an unknown quantity at this point
EGR fix

Hello everyone I'm new to this so just bear ( I hope I spelled that right) with me. I have a 97 Honda Civic HX with 155k on it.
I had my check engine light came on and it was my EGR valve, 170 bucks at Autozone. I did some research and gave this a try..... I used "Seafoam" you can buy it at any parts store or walmart for 8 bucks give and take. I bought the 16oz can not the area ol can. What I did was disconnected the vaccum line from the brake booster that goes into the engine and added it that way. To be honest I used all of it cause it sucked it out pretty quick. Really you need to use about 1/3 to 1/2 of it. Anyways when disconnect the brake booster line FROM the booster to the engine the engine will rev up and down then start adding the seafoam, you will see white smoke so don't freak out, after you add the 1/3 to 1/2 can turn the engine off and let it sit for about I say 5 to 10 minutes, reconnect the brake vaccum line, disconnect your NEGATIVE battery cable for about 30 seconds and reconnect it back. start up your car, drive it around a couple of miles. Your check engine light should not come back on and you will feel better performance in your Honda. I hope that this helps.
RNC4806 is offline  
Old 03-23-2015
  #2  
Dr Krieger of Modification
 
mac25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: canada
Posts: 2,418
Rep Power: 130
mac25 is a name known to allmac25 is a name known to allmac25 is a name known to allmac25 is a name known to allmac25 is a name known to allmac25 is a name known to allmac25 is a name known to all
Re: EGR fix

It's better to have the car off.
Disconnect the brake booster and conect the Fuel system cleaner kit/seafoam.
Have a friend start the car, hold the rpm at 2500.
Start adding the cleaner slowly.
The idle will drop, get your friend to depress the accelerator further to keep the rpm at 2500.
Wait untill the cleaner is completely through.
Let the engine keep running at 2500 for a few seconds until you hear the rpm rise up again.
this signals that the remaining cleaner is completely burnt off and will not cause starting issues later.
shut down the engine.
reconnect the brake booster.
mac25 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Honda Civic Forum
Replies
Last Post
rezsst
Mechanical Problems/Vehicle Issues and Fix-it Forum
2
06-20-2015 02:39 PM
McLean
Mechanical Problems/Vehicle Issues and Fix-it Forum
2
06-13-2015 11:32 AM
siCaddie
7th Generation Civic
3
06-02-2015 08:35 PM
Blaster30
Mechanical Problems/Vehicle Issues and Fix-it Forum
8
04-22-2015 01:21 PM
blacklud
Mechanical Problems/Vehicle Issues and Fix-it Forum
6
04-13-2015 07:15 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: EGR fix


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.