Asked by: Ascencion Moshkarnevasked in category: General Last Updated: 25th May, 2020
Does EGR valve affect gas mileage?
Keeping this in consideration, does EGR delete increase fuel mileage?
For the advocates of the EGR delete kit, the claims are that the EGR delete kit will improve gas mileage and make your engine run longer. For diesel engines, it is true that the engine without the EGR system is capable of having better fuel economy, but those results may vary based on the calibration of the engine.
Secondly, what happens if my EGR valve goes bad? A faulty EGR valve can cause problems with the flow and operation of the EGR system leading to performance issues including a reduction in power, reduced acceleration and decreased fuel efficiency. EGR valves can become stuck 'open' or 'closed' due to a build-up of soot particles, carbon deposits and dirt from fuel.
Herein, does EGR valve affect performance?
1. Engine performance issues. One of the first symptoms of a problem with the EGR valve is engine performance issues. A clogged or malfunctioning EGR valve can disrupt the vehicle's air-fuel ratio, which can cause engine performance issues such as a reduction in power, acceleration, and even fuel efficiency.
Does EGR save fuel?
The EGR valve is not simply about re-burning exhaust gasses to try to clean up the emissions. In fact, it's more about saving fuel and as a side effect, reducing emissions. In essence it "shrinks" your combustion chamber when the need for power is low.