147 1.9jtd 16v - Motor Control System Failure
Bit of a nasty one this.
Car cut out while on my way home. Engine light came on with Motor Control System Failure. Restarted straight away but would barely idle. After a few frustrated attempts of turning it off and on again, I kept my foot flat on the accelerator and the revs very slowly built up accompanied by lots of blue smoke from the exhaust. Once it hit 2500 rpm the engine burst back into life and revd and idled freely again and I was able to drive home. The blue smoke also cleared eventually.
Next day, same thing happened again. Both times it has been within 5 mins of setting off. This time I called the AA out. Couldn't fix it but read my error code which said EGR error. He toed me to local garage who cleaned out the EGR and also MAF as they were dirty and MAF was oiled up. Drove home, light stayed off and thought all was well.
Today, 5 mins after starting the engine, exact same thing again.
I think oil is leaking into somewhere because of the blue smoke but the weird thing is the way the problem goes away and then there's no smoke at all, until it reoccurs. I've looked over all the pipes and connections and can't see anything obvious.
Can anyone put forward any suggestion as to what might be going on?
I don't really want to have to resort to booking it into an Alfa garage, who want to charge me £50 just to read the error code but don't really know what else to do.
Any advice appreciated