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How to clean the EGR valve on a 2.4 210

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Can anybody point me in the direction of the guide which Ive seen mentioned in a few posts but I cant find the thing??

Im having problems with the Brera stuttering and it seems to happening more frequently so i guess an EGR valve clean will be worth trying.
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Hi Andy, i'll upload them for you...bare with me.
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Please do not download these links. They seem to be a virus links. I did it and f%%%d up my computer even changed my home page
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Ummm in that case your computer was knackered before you clicked those links....sendspace is 100% virus free, and those pdf's are the ones requested that I downloaded from the original links.

Note : you may have been idiotic enough to click one of the adverts l, which I can't vouch for but click regular download on the first page, then download file egrcleaning PDF on the second.

However they DO NOT have a virus. Neither my pcs or (irrelevantly my macs) have spotted anything wrong.
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Thanks Moel will give them a try then later.
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Please do not download these links. They seem to be a virus links. I did it and f%%%d up my computer even changed my home page
no issues for me... files downloaded fine with no viruses / ****ups
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Worked fine for me, you just have to be carful which link to download you click on!
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I created a guide, give me a shout if you still want one
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Hi is this something a novice can do or is it a trip to my local garage? And the links for download are at the bottom of the links which were posted i clicked wrong ones first time very easily done and please post/send your guide TonyIles.
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I had mine cleaned out during a service, the EGR wasnt too bad, must there was a load of soot in the throttle body area so that came off for cleaning too.
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I have a EGR removal guide, but I will need an E-Mail address, I tried cleaning mine, as I was having enormous DPF/EGR issues on my Brera and the GT I was selling, the "mark 1" EGR had a solenoid design issue, in the end I got a new "mark 2" EGR, and all the problems went away
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Hi is this something a novice can do or is it a trip to my local garage? And the links for download are at the bottom of the links which were posted i clicked wrong ones first time very easily done and please post/send your guide TonyIles.
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definately an easy job to do... only six bolts to remove in order to get the valve off
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Just need to watch out that the bolts and gaskets do not drop into the engine bay!!!!, but seriously a new one is the best way, as even with cleaning if the solenoid is suspect, i.e stuck or sticking, you will need to go through the process all over again
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This shuddering has only happened when my wife was driving it and its only happened twice and ive taken it out and given it some stick for half an hour and it seems fine now and i found this on ebay for anyone needing one.




http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWAX:IT
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This shuddering has only happened when my wife was driving it and its only happened twice and ive taken it out and given it some stick for half an hour and it seems fine now and i found this on ebay for anyone needing one.




http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWAX:IT
This may be the Mark 1 version that has a flawed solenoid design, its false economy to buy these recon units
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This would be a better bet, the VX ones are much cheaper than the AR brand!!!!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ALFA-ROMEO-156...item53e79a8bc4
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is the process the same for the 1.9 - if so can someone email me the guide ?

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is the process the same for the 1.9 - if so can someone email me the guide ?

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its exactly the same process for cleaning on the 1.9. Ive no guide to email but the EGR can be located attached to the rear right hand side of the inlet manifold if that helps.

If you need any pics of its location let me know and i'll be happy to help Ive had mine off a couple of times now and its really is a 10 minute job to remove/install the valve.... cleaning takes a little longer
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What do you use to clean the egr valve with??
 
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I use thinners does a mega job just leave to soak for half hr then get a paint brush and dab away
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Is this the same as a flutter valve ?

Is an EGR valve the same thing as a flutter valve ?
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On a 2.4 JTD 20v...
Tip for removing the bottom drivers side 10mm bolt on the EGR valve (the one that's awkward). I found an AF or ring spanner would slip. A deep socket would be ideal due to the tall thread that that support bracket attaches to, but there isn't space due to the power steering fluid reservoir.

Use a normal shallow socket. Put it on the bolt. Then attach the ratchet handle - it won't go on all the way, but you'll have enough of it engaged into the square drive that you can get the bolt turning!

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Once the egr valve is off you can remove the 4 20 torx screws that hold the solinoide to the valve, lots of soot gathers around the solinoide push rod and then when its apart you can manually work the valve to get it clear.
Once it is clean it is a good idea to fit a partial blanking plate, one with a 9mm hole in it, it allows just enough flow so not to trigger a warning light but restricts the flow enough to help keep it clear.

Not as good as deleting the damm thing though
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