Hand Cleaning of Oil and Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Coolers
Efficiency functioning of your car’s Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) cooler is essential to its emission control. It works by preventing a portion of the exhaust gases from leaving the vehicle, reintroduces it into the engine, and removes nitrous oxide from the exhaust gas, thereby reducing the emissions from your car. Apart from maintaining a good emission control, the EGR cooler also facilitates smooth and efficient operation of the engine by controlling its combustion temperature.
Considering the multi-purpose role of the EGR cooler, it is important for you to ensure that the EGR cooler of your car is performing at optimal levels at all times. Experts recommend replacing the EGR cooler of a vehicle every 80,000 miles, depending on the make and model of the vehicle. However, EGR coolers are one of the most expensive parts of an engine and replacing them may not be a viable option for many individuals. Therefore, at Wayside Radiator, we provide professional cleaning services for all types of EGR coolers.
How to Know If Your EGR Cooler Needs Service?
- Unexplained Loss of Coolant — While low levels of coolant are most due to a leak, inadequate functioning of the EGR cooler can also result in its unexplained loss from the cooling system.
- Thicker, White Exhaust — The dumping of coolant into the exhaust system results in its vaporization and produces a thicker, more noxious exhaust. This is a classic symptom of a faulty EGR cooler and should not be overlooked at all.
- Lower Engine Efficiency — The EGR cooler contributes to engine efficiently by warming up the fuel. Warm fuel heats up more easily and results in improved mileage per gallon. Therefore, you should be able to notice a significant drop in your engine efficiency in case your EGR cooler is not performing at optimal levels.