Slant six engine EGR valve blank off plate?

Slant 6 Engines

  1. cruiser

    cruiser Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know of anyplace that sells a nice EGR valve blank off plate for a 1974 model year slant six? This is the plate that you install over the hole in the exhaust manifold when you remove the EGR valve. If so, please provide info - thanks!
     
  2. theFightingFew

    theFightingFew Always Learning/1975 Valiant Custom/1974 Valiant FABO Gold Member

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    @cruiser you can take what is there (if you have it) and flip it around and it will block off... Unless you are going for looks... There was a guy on ebay selling steel plates.

    UPDATE: eBay
     
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    krazykuda Well-Known Member FABO Gold Member How-To Section Editor

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    They removed the EGR valve from the minivan 3.3 L and 3.8 L V-6 somewhere between 1998 - 2000 and used a block off plate...

    Check salvage yards for them or go to a dealer and have them look up the EGR block off plate and gasket from that time period...
     
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    Thanks. Just made an offer on eBay for one. Appreciate the help. BTW, are you a Marine? MOS?
     
  5. theFightingFew

    theFightingFew Always Learning/1975 Valiant Custom/1974 Valiant FABO Gold Member

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    You are most welcome.
    No sir, I have never served though my grandfather was a Marine Corps veteran who served in WWII and Korean War... It took me a minute to figure out why you asked then I realized my screen name... long story I won't get into but I adopted that name in the mid 90's when the interwebs was just taking off and have used it as my name for many things over the years... just something that I stuck with and sticks with me as times change...
    In any case, good luck with the block off. I hope it works out and arrives in the mail in decent time!
     
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    I've made a few over the years.
    If you can find a late 70s truck or van in a boneyard with a slant 6, many came from the factory blocked off especially the higher gvw models.....the B 100 or D 100 might have EGR but a 150, 200,250 might not. I know the v8s of the time were that way.
     
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    Just painted and installed the stainless steel one I bought on eBay. Works and looks great.
     
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      RustyRatRod Lemmie see your b00bs. FABO Gold Member

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      That's 1/2" stainless plate. You can cut it in half length wise and have 2 for the price of 1.
       
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      pishta I know I'm right....

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      Bulletproof! I made mine out of an aluminum heat sink I found on the floor when I took the old EGR off. Exhaust heat didnt seem to affect it any.
       
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      I saw those on ebay, for what they're asking for them I think I will just cut my own.
       
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