hey dodge boys! thanks for checking in. I'm hooking up everything today. Finally got all of the extra parts and vacuum hoses. I had a CCEGR (vacuum control valve on the intake manifold) on order forever on ebay and it took a long time to come in from texas. Wish me luck on the install. Just sawzall'd the vacuum amplifier mounting plate and mounted it on the head. Once everything is hooked up, is there an easy way to test that its all working? I have a brake bleeder/vacuum tester gauge. I bought a new EGR valve but once I pulled the old one, I tested it and it still works as well, so I know that much, but I'm not sure how to test the vacuum amplifer. There's tons of ports on that thing haha. Hoping I hook it all up correctly.any update on this
Once it's hooked up, would I just rev the truck to 2k rpms and watch the egr valve to see if it moves? Seems like the easiest test to me but I wanted to check.
Another thing, the previous EGR valve was left installed and not hooked up. It was extremely loose (to the point where I could shake it with my hand). This leads me to believe that it could have been sucking in air through this port originally since it was loose and connected to the intake. Is this true? The truck ran great even like this so it makes me think maybe the port is clogged (decent amount of carbon builup, but not a ton). I'm wondering if there's any way to clean all of this out without taking off the whole manifold. Would love someone's more educated opinion on this though, I'm a pretty greenhorn mechanic, just doing my best to learn. Thank you!