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Old 03 Jun 2011, 07:24 am
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I have a 2001 Pt that I think Ive narrowed an issue to the EGR valve...but here's a problem,when I took the old EGR off,there was NO gasket,just a bunch of silicone.! Got the new valve and it came with a thin metal gasket,which side of this gasket faces the engine..? One side has a raised circle about the size of a half dollar coin.....
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Old 03 Jun 2011, 07:36 am
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Just taking a guess, because I've never changed mine, the raised circle should fit nicely into the side that faces the valve. Should keep the gasket from sliding around while you fit the valve.


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Old 03 Jun 2011, 08:05 am
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I thought the same thing when I first saw it but It's (the raised circle) too large too fit into valve side or block.
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Old 03 Jun 2011, 08:08 am
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As I said, never done it myself. So you know the raised part won't fit into the valve, did you turn it over and see that it fits into the engine side? If it does, simple, that's the way it goes. Shouldn't have even been a question in the first place if you knew it didn't fit towards the valve.
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Old 03 Jun 2011, 10:05 am
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It was a question because it didn't fit into either side..! Answer is,because I called a dealer and asked the service dept. It doesn't matter which way it goes on because when tightened, that raised ring compresses and seals it off. So now you can add that to your knowledge base of things you didn't know but learned today.!
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Old 03 Jun 2011, 07:05 pm
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Well, you beat me to it. It's called a "compression ring seal", similar to the S washers sometimes used with spark plugs. When you compress it, it allows the ring to seal both surfaces regardless of small nicks and scrapes. I usually put a tiny bead of silicone sealer on each side just in case, but it's not always necessary.
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Old 04 Jun 2011, 10:29 am
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Did the slight film of RTV just as an extra....the wing nut that had this off before used all silicone...no gasket....some people just shouldn't put their hands under a hood......
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