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1.9 8v JTD EGR valve.

Hello to all,

When I bought my 147 I was surprised at the amount of black smoke it gave out right after giving it a decent bootfull of throttle and set about investigating the causes and suitable fixes. I guess like most people with a small amount of mechanical experience I thought that due to its location and ease of access I started with the EGR valve, originally intending to remove and clean it but not actually having the time I decided to buy a new one but could not see any threads that actually confirmed that the Vauxhall/Saab item would work, just plenty of comments like "hey mate, if you try a Vauxhall one let us know if it works".

So with a new Alfa item being about 130 and the Vaux ones half that, I bought one on eBay and fitted it. It is the Vauxhall 55215032 item and whilst it carries a different part number to the Alfa one it fits and appears to function correctly with no warning lights or running problems, the only obvious difference being the position of the plug, rotated from the top to the side. After a 550 mile round trip last weekend with no problems whatsoever I'd say it was a successful change, so unless the engine suddenly goes pop as a result I will let you all know, but for the moment at least it appears that the parts are interchangeable.

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Quite interesting, especially as the vauxhall MAFs work with Alfa's, again at less money!
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