Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: United Kingdom
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
We had same problem same car on an 05 plate, had it replaced 18 months ago! no light as yours didnt too, just kept loosing power top end, was changed under warranty, so no worries about paying to replace it. Went to the car about a week ago and sure enough engine management light on! I wonder why, got the bloke who lives next door (and has lots of time on his hands) to rig up his fault code reader to do a diagnostic ha ha sure enough EGR insufficient flow, oh dear, so firstly why has it only lasted 18 months or is there something more sinister?? Booked it into a local Fiat dealer as the nearest Alfa dealer is about 70 miles away and we also have a leaking power stearing pipe to replace too, they were going to charge us for a new EGR valve, 4 hour labour, repair the power steering pipe, and charge us in excess of £500! we took the hit of having to pay for the diagnostic by a dealer, as we had booked it in for both the mot service and repairs too which was all included, but had a second thought, dad being a mechanic had said that its probably just clogged and needs a quick clean out with some carb cleaner or something to the like, and my boyfriend and dad could probably do the power steering pipe between them, dad being a mechanic and my boyfriend being a car enthusiast too and have the pleasure of learning about the car too! This has been very informative to us thanks. probably saved us a bomb too!