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Old 09-07-2005, 15:01   #1 (permalink)
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Smoke Cure - Snake Oil?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DEFENDER-FREEL...QQcmdZViewItem

Anyone know anything about this?


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Old 09-08-2005, 00:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Smoke Cure - Snake Oil?


"'T'" <t@nospam.here> wrote in message
news:dfnmsd$gg9$1@nwrdmz03.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...
> http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DEFENDER-FREEL...QQcmdZViewItem
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> Anyone know anything about this?


Seems to centre round whether it's got an egr valve.
My guess is the ball bearing is stuck down the vac pipe that opens the egr
valve to stop it opening.


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Old 09-08-2005, 13:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Smoke Cure - Snake Oil?

so 'T' was, like...
> http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DEFENDER-FREEL...QQcmdZViewItem
>
> Anyone know anything about this?


As a general rule, don't buy anything off eBay where the seller writes
everything in CAPITALS. It indicates an unsound mind. This includes
Craddocks, who commit the additional offence in writing their descriptions
in Comic Sans.

Mind you, his feedback is pretty good.


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Old 09-08-2005, 16:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Smoke Cure - Snake Oil?

On Wednesday 07 September 2005 22:42, 'T'(t@nospam.here) wrote in message
<dfnmsd$gg9$1@nwrdmz03.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com>

>

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DEFENDER-FREEL...QQcmdZViewItem
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> Anyone know anything about this?


Well, it's not 'snake oil'.

I did a little Googling and from a very cursory look around I can find the
following:-

Blocking off the EGR (which, I assume, is what the product in question does)
prevents exhaust gasses being fed back into the inlet thus increasing the
oxygen content in the combustion chamber. This reduces sooting, increases
MPG and possibly power as well but also increases other smog-causing
pollutants and raises the exhaust gas temperature.

So, swing and roundabouts.

I don't know enough (or anything) about the chemistry of exhaust gasses to
say anything definitive on this but I would think getting a garage to tune
up and service your engine would be a lot better for all concerned.

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Old 09-09-2005, 02:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Smoke Cure - Snake Oil?

On or around Thu, 8 Sep 2005 20:12:03 +0100, "Richard Brookman"
<newsboy@nowhere.com> enlightened us thusly:

>so 'T' was, like...
>> http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DEFENDER-FREEL...QQcmdZViewItem
>>
>> Anyone know anything about this?

>
>As a general rule, don't buy anything off eBay where the seller writes
>everything in CAPITALS. It indicates an unsound mind. This includes
>Craddocks, who commit the additional offence in writing their descriptions
>in Comic Sans.


and even moreso if they include five excalmation marks.
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Old 09-09-2005, 02:01   #6 (permalink)
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On or around Thu, 08 Sep 2005 23:28:17 +0100, PDannyD
<dan1970@TIBSIHTEVOMERscenicplace.freeserve.co.uk> enlightened us thusly:

>I did a little Googling and from a very cursory look around I can find the
>following:-
>
>Blocking off the EGR (which, I assume, is what the product in question does)
>prevents exhaust gasses being fed back into the inlet thus increasing the
>oxygen content in the combustion chamber. This reduces sooting, increases
>MPG and possibly power as well but also increases other smog-causing
>pollutants and raises the exhaust gas temperature.


I disabled the EGR on the minibus, mainly 'cos of the way it operates, using
a throttle valve in the inlet to provide a vacuum signal to operate it. Said
valve opens too slowly in response to increased boot, IMHO, and thottles the
engine. I've no problem with EGR which only works on over-run AIUI this is
what it's meant to do) as this doesn't affect power.

>I don't know enough (or anything) about the chemistry of exhaust gasses to
>say anything definitive on this but I would think getting a garage to tune
>up and service your engine would be a lot better for all concerned.


doesn't alter the thing about EGR valves misbehaving, which IIRC LR ones on
TDis are prone to do to some extent. The TDi here has it's EGR blanked off
for this reason.
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