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EGR cleaning now lots of white smoke:(

Hi guys i bought my prelude fairly cheap just to get a around, and of course for the power there known to have. Anyways im into modding and working on them, but im stumped on this one. When i bought the car it came with one engine code lol. And of course it was the egr insufficient code.

Anyways i decided to tackle the task my self to save a few bucks. I researched a bit and looked at a few diy's or howtos. i removed the egr just like ur suppose to and cleaned the valve with wd40 and rim cleaner.. I didnt really have brake cleaner.. so i just used what i had.. thinking that rim cleaner should be really powerfull.. I cleaned the valve it self and then started loading the port holes on the engine it self with the two cleaners in an attempt to clean the port holes since i didnt have time to do the port holes.

later that night my dad took me to princessauto and i grabbed a bottle of brake clean and did the exact same thing as before cleaning both the ports on the engine, and the valve itself. I put it all back together, and noticed white smoke everytime i reved it:S? So i thought maybe the stuff didnt get burnt out.. so i took the egr off again and left it over night thinking the chemicals would maybe evaporate. But of course when i put it back together today its still smoking. I tried letting the car run for a while to burn it out but to no avail.. im COMPLETELY stumped on this one.

Also the car seems to perform just fine.. :S no stumbling or having hard time to rev..

Im really stuck because i need to get the etest done.. really soon.

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Re: EGR cleaning now lots of white smoke:(

most likely that white smoke you see is the carbon burning off...i also cleaned my egr port with seafoam and i had white smoke...to get rid of it run you car hard but not to the point of red line..just fast acceleration and a high top speed will clear the smoke...i cleared mine on the interstate, just watch out for cops
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most likely that white smoke you see is the carbon burning off...i also cleaned my egr port with seafoam and i had white smoke...to get rid of it run you car hard but not to the point of red line..just fast acceleration and a high top speed will clear the smoke...i cleared mine on the interstate, just watch out for cops

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