could someone please explain to me how the egr system opens and closes. i know its function. i asked over at chevytalk.com and the guy told me that as rpm's increase, vaccum increases pulling the valve open. i thought that the vaccum decreased as rpm's increased. any help would be appreciated.
Nate the way you EGR system operayes differs based on model and year. But I can summarize like this. Manifold vac will drop dependant upon engine load. as engine load is decreased maifold vac will return. Ported Vac is above the throttle plates as stated and can never be more than manifold Vac. It is a type of timed vac. Egr valves are opened by either ported vac or a solenoid using ported or manifold Vac. and sometimes in conjunction with exhaust backpressure.
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