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Old 10-29-2012, 09:22 PM   #653
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99 outback sport


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.
It would be all fine and dandy if you had the "stuck closed" code.

But since they are open you are most likely running rich as hell with all that extra space for your combustion to go.

Think of it this way you have a hole in one or both cylinder heads just leaking out.

The plates really aren't that hard to install. I have helped a few friends do theirs with the car on the ground and the tmic removed in a few hours.

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