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Well I finally got a chance to replace the EGR valve and related solenoid ans she purrs like a happy kitten. WOOT!
Thank you all for the great advice! You all make this place the great site that it is!
I guess at the very least I'll have to pull that EGR valve and see if blowing it out will help. I did already pick one up, but at 120.00 I want to try and deduce if that is the most likely problem before I install it. Sounds at least like I'm on the right track. Thanks again gentlemen (and ladies)!
I have a 1999 Four Winds (Thor) 30Q on what I believe is an F53 chassis with the 6.8L V10. It has developed a loping idle and am undecided as to what to tackle first. There is no check engine light and there are no codes on the computer. When cold and warm will sometimes die right after started, but when running the idle lopes below 1000rpm. It just recently started during a trip up to Steamboat Springs, CO from Denver. I am wondering if the engine braking (sometimes up to 4500rpm) or running down a dirt road for about 9 miles might have gummed up the EGR valve?
I have been doing some research on the symptoms on the net and while several point to the EGR valve, serval others indicate the IAC valve, plugs, wires, coils, bad fuel etc...
I wanted to see if anyone on here might have had a similar issue and what your resolution was, or what some of you more mechanically inclined folk might think about it before I go throwing money at it for things that it might not need. Oh yea, I have about 32K on the motor and am about one year into being the 3rd owner on it.
TIA for your input!