View Full Version : 1997 K1500 Vortec350- What is the tube going into the driver side exhaust manifold?
04-21-2012, 04:18 PM
Just curious about what the tube going into the driver side exhaust manifold is. I am buying shorty headers and I was just curious about what the hose does. I figured that it cant be AIR because its only to one manifold, but I may be wrong.
Any help would be greatly appriciated!
04-21-2012, 04:24 PM
might be for the egr valve.
04-21-2012, 04:27 PM
What is an EGR valve?
04-21-2012, 04:33 PM
egr valve is used for emissions. lets exhaust gases back into the intake to aid in combustion. if you have emissions testing it is required.
04-21-2012, 04:34 PM
do the shorties have the egr provision?
04-21-2012, 04:35 PM
04-21-2012, 04:42 PM
The shorties I was looking at do not have the egr provision. Thats what made me wonder what it was.
04-21-2012, 06:10 PM
You should be able to get some bolt-in headers with an EGR hose fitting.
In a little more detail, EGR basically lets the computer run a little more spark advance while cruising. EGR gasses are inert, so they don't actually burn - the combustion process slows a little due to this, which helps aid in detonation resistance.
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