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FitForAKing
10-11-2011, 10:25 AM
Hello all,

I had a leak in my EGR plate gasket for the past few weeks but I finally rectified the issue over this past weekend. Here is the procedure for replacing the EGR plate gasket on a '07 Fit:


1) Remove the engine cover.

2) Remove the air cleaner assembly.

3) Disconnect the brake booster vacuum hose, harness holder, the Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor connector and the bolt.

4) Remove the four coolant housing bolts as shown:

http://content.chiltonsonline.com/content/images/22140/images/22140_hfit_g0109.gif
**Shown here: Coolant housing bolts**



5) Remove the harness holder, the PCV hose, and the dipstick.

6) Remove the intake manifold and the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) plate gasket.


-Installation-


1) Install a new EGR plate gasket.

2) Install the intake manifold and tighten the bolts and nuts in a crisscross pattern in three steps, beginning with the inner bolt, and reaching a final torque of 17 ft. lbs. (24 Nm).

3) Install the dipstick, the PCV hose and the harness holder.

4) Install the bolts and tighten to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).

5) Install the brake booster vacuum hose, the harness holder, the MAP sensor connector and the bolt. Tighten the bolt to 9 ft. lbs. (12 Nm).

6) Install the air cleaner assembly.

7) Install the engine cover.

8) After installation, check that all tubes, hoses, and connectors are installed correctly.


http://www.hondapartsnow.com/diagrams/large/intake-manifold-467661.png
*diagram courtesy of hondapartsnow.com (http://www.hondapartsnow.com/honda-fit-parts.html); all rights reserved

claymore
10-11-2011, 11:29 AM
That is the same as the first part in adjusting the valves on a non USA early GD.

Carbuff2
10-11-2011, 06:43 PM
I likes de pictures. :rolleyes: :cool:

Is the EGR plate gasket #2 on the second picture you posted?

Would it be good practice to change this gasket every second or third valve adjustment? :confused:

claymore
10-11-2011, 09:48 PM
Nope it's number 10.

Here is where it goes between the intake manifold egr plate and block.

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i311/claymore729/valves%20%20%20DIY/015800x600-2.jpg

And what it looks like.

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i311/claymore729/valves%20%20%20DIY/016800x600-1.jpg

The egr plate.

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i311/claymore729/valves%20%20%20DIY/017800x600-2.jpg



I would like to know from the OP what made you think that it was leaking in the first place? There really isn't much oil to leak except for gasses from the egr system and oil from the PCV system which should be not too much.

As for changing it as routine maintenance I would do it if and when I was removing the intake as it's pretty cheap but you guys in the USA get the take apart intake manifold so you don't have to remove your whole intake to run the valves so unless you find a problem there isn't much to go wrong with it as it's just a stamped metal gasket.