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Old 06-13-2012, 02:41 PM   #71 (permalink)
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I am not sure about the ASV. Not that the people on TDIClub don't know how the engines work, I've just never seen any discussions about it, and the assumption seems to be the ASV on ALH type engines only helps shut the engine down.

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Half way through this tank I unplugged the EGR actuation solenoid(N-18). I placed a 1200 ohm resistor into the plug end so the computer will see a load and not throw a CEL for absence of the solenoid. The only time I get a CEL is when the engine is cold, and I get on the throttle. If it's cold, and I baby the throttle until it is warmed up, I don't get a CEL. This is a premptive test mod to see if I notice any MPG increase with EGR deleted. If I notice an increase in MPG's(or other benefits)I will progress to a more complicated "Dynamic" EGR scheme.
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We need to find a way to change the right couple of parameters that won't domino other things and send us in the wrong direction FE wise. I still like the idea of retaining EGR functionality during cold startup(to reduce warm up times).
Like this? PD TDI | Malone Tuning Ltd.. Go to "Stage II Dynamic EGR". Or do others want to see evidence of an improvement in mpg before forking over that much money? like me...
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Like this? PD TDI | Malone Tuning Ltd.. Go to "Stage II Dynamic EGR". Or do others want to see evidence of an improvement in mpg before forking over that much money? like me...
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I'm more familiar with larger diesel engines, but I've never, ever seen any data showing a fuel economy benefit from EGR in a diesel (with all the same engine settings otherwise). In some cases there can be a fuel economy benefit in a gasoline engine, but that's a separate discussion. The thing to watch out for is whether your change to the EGR affects the ECM in such a way that it reacts by changing other things (like timing). IMO, that's where people are probably seeing the fuel economy penalty--it's not directly from removing the EGR--it's from the ECM's reaction. Knowing what the ECM is going to do is a pretty complicated matter in modern ECMs. I know for diesel trucks there are a lot of sims, chips, & programers to remove EGR in such a way that the other engine settings are negatively affected. There are probably similar things out there for the TCI engine. You might want to look into them, but be forewarned that there's a lot of crap out there too.

Yes, warm up time will be longer without an EGR cooler. The block heater is a good way to go (even with EGR). Another thing would be to block off more of the grill. That doesn't really help initial warm up mich becasue the thermostat is closed, but your required cooling load under warm conditions will be decreased so you no longer need as much radiator.

I also started another thread recently to deal with this using an exhasut heat exchanger:
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Here you have your first: My 1993 Mercedes turbo diesel has a EGR device. Almost all people think (as I did), that cancelling the EGR will produce better power and better FE. "Go for it" said my mechanic. And I did. I was dissapointed with the result: my mileage went worse. Then I connected it back, and my mileage went better! (Please look at my fuel log).

But lets face it: almost no one comes with hard figures, just mere opinions, preferences, "it should be so and so, because of that" kind of thoughts.

I wanted a positive outcome. But I didn't get it.

All know that the only valid and correct way to test the effect of EGR is to MEASURE with a onboard fuel computer. Like MPGuino or other.

Driving a full tank of fuel and compare with another is not valid. I drive about 600 km even 900 km with 70 liters of diesel. FE is determined greatly by traffic, speed, slope, payload, tire pressure, general temperature, even air humidity. Not to mention driving strategy, which per se can vary FE as much as 40%! Specially if you want your hypothesis to win over the other's one.

How to measure then? The correct procedure is to compare FR with EGR vs without EGR, keeping all other conditions constant between measures. Of course that is imposssible (and very expensive by the way, if you need to drive so long to get outcomes) if you will travel 700 km.

What I want to see is a test of, say, 1 km drive at a steady speed (better with cruise control) on a flat pave, forth and back, and take the mean, to eliminate wind, little slopes, etc. keeping all the rest "ceteris paribus".
Do it with EGR operative and again witout it. Then you can compare.

I have done this kind of tests on a Skoda diesel TDI, which has an onboard computer, and believe me that real time fuel economy varies a lot. So much that I had to use mean fuel economy only.

Unfortunately, very few people devote time to make this kind of tests, seriously, and prefer to just give their opinions. Unfortunately also, my 1993 Mercedes turbo diesel don't have an onboard computer, but I will install a MPGuino and hope it will give a good estimate of fuel economy, at least, for comparison and testing purposes.

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Dynamic EGR.

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Half way through this tank I unplugged the EGR actuation solenoid(N-18). I placed a 1200 ohm resistor into the plug end so the computer will see a load and not throw a CEL for absence of the solenoid. The only time I get a CEL is when the engine is cold, and I get on the throttle. If it's cold, and I baby the throttle until it is warmed up, I don't get a CEL. This is a premptive test mod to see if I notice any MPG increase with EGR deleted. If I notice an increase in MPG's(or other benefits)I will progress to a more complicated "Dynamic" EGR scheme.
Like your test. This is the way.

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