Originally Posted by Zebe
Is there any reason why I couldn't just cut/disconnect the hose near the red line in the photo below, plug the hose on the engine side, delete the CEL codes via AccessTUNER Race, reflash the ECU, then be done?
Seems to me that this would be just as effective at blocking the air flow, given my "stuck on/open" valve condition, as removing all the components and installing block-off plates. Although not as clean looking, it would get me back in full service until I have more time to do the physical removal.
Exhaust heat would *melt* the rubber hose.
Edit: I should have said exhaust heat WILL melt the rubber hose since your valves are reportedly "stuck" open.