Firstly i am emailing CCM (Chris) to see of the tune can be changed to leave it closed.
If there is no love there then yes i may as well drill the hole as the plate is no good to me as it is.
The limpies are always on light throttle so maybe the small hole will be enough. the thing is that it is letting some crap through and some is too much in my opinion. although with the MRT tune it will be only at idle i am told.
Still there is a lot of idle - or off throttle - over the life of the motor.
Snowy I had a chat with Brett today and he informed me that they can write out the egr and i assume that is what they done with nelds done at S&J in SA.
Brett did however did say that it is at the cost of some power an economy....Have you gone any futher with Mrt as to changing you tune
CD posted today that Chris is no longer with the MRT team so i guess the Tri test vehical is no longer avalilable.....
This is what i received from Brett on these two issues.
EGR valve - [Brett] "we can turn the EGR off fully if we choose to and it should have the same impact as if you fitted a blanking plate. However, we normally retain SOME operation as there are some small gains with fuel consumption and emissions and minimal torque loss in some ranges of engine operation at light throttle."
Triton Development - [snowman] "I assume all Triton related tune developments are now dead at MRT?"
[Brett] "dead? no way, one staff person leaving does not mean we change focus, Chris was simply reporting to you and staff re mods, there are many other staff here involved in the Triton project! In the last 3 days we have booked and tune several 3.2 and 2.5 Did models plus we do all the r/d and support for EcuteK tuners Nationally PLUS last nite I was on the phone updating the UK with test items as well as getting updates from them for some exciting new updates that we will release shortly"
Irrespective of this comment i can't help but feel that now Chris has gone the R&D will be less as they dont have a development vehicle in their workshop. Chris was looking at intercoolers and bigger turbos as well.
i am considering an exhaust upgrade and may get them to revise the tune when i do that. From other posts it seem that most EGR polluting happens at low throttle percentages anyway and hence why i want to shut it off.
This car is like a bad drug habit. It is taking all my money and time, my family are concerned, but new mods just feel sooooooo good.