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Cleaning EGR Valve ?


My EGR totalled blocked up on my GT giving dreadful performance before it did, i'm now starting to see similar signs on my 18month old Ti

The car drives fine in the main but occasionally there is some hesitation and when pulling out of junctions you need to give it plenty of throttle or it's a little lumpy on pick up....does this sound like the EGR ?.....certainly feel like it.

Is there anything I can do or do i just have to wait for this noddy technology to fail and get the dealers to sort it ?


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I get a very similar thing with mine. Especially the throttle hesitation every now and again. Sometimes, and this is not often at all, when i press the accelerator nothing at all happens and I mean nothing. I have to lift off completely and then floor it to get it to go again. This sound like an EGR issue also?
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The symptoms sound very similar to when my EGR gave up the ghost. I described it as this when pressing the go pedal......nothing....nothing...nothing......whooo osh!

When I took it off to clean I could see why, the chamber that lets the gas circulate through was full of soot, absolutely full. So when the valve tried to open to let the gas out/in, there was no circulation until the valve was fully open, hence the sudden whoosh of turbo and power.

Dead easy job to clean, but if the car is under warranty get them to sort it.

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Ultrasonic bath with a solvent based cleaner. No need for scrubbing with a wire brush and missing any little bits. Perfectly clean every time. Happy days.
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Originally Posted by slimes26 View Post
Ultrasonic bath with a solvent based cleaner. No need for scrubbing with a wire brush and missing any little bits. Perfectly clean every time. Happy days.
Ooh, good thinking. I have an ultrasonic cleaner (a real one, not just pretending by farting in the bath).

Does anyone have a link to how to remove and refit the EGR? I still haven't found my way round the engine bay yet. Would also be good to know where the plastic coolant bleed valve is that I'm supposed to replace with a metal one.

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