I've removed mine compleatlyJust a quickie. Sorry for the hi jack but not worth a new thread on EGRs.
I took out my EGR recently and put the blank plate on exhaust mani and one on the inlet.
I've also removed the solenoid completely too. I've put a screw in the brake vac hose where the EGR joined.
Do people normally take out the solenoid. I just wanted tidiness.