159 Cruiser and
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: United Kingdom
Fixitsans dongle arrived in the post this morning, so eager to stop gunk getting into the engine. Only going to use it on EGR mode for the time being (you can also set it to stop regens, that will come later). So fitted a full diamond shaped blanking plate (and noted how much easier the job is in the warm summer and nice and bright!), it works by stopping EGR error messages, not stopping the EGR, hence the plate .
I also took the MAP out, and being well gunked up, gave it a good clean with a bit of EGR cleaner and light rubbing with a toothbrush (then sprayed a bit of cleaner through the hole into the manifold).
Turned over a little longer before starting (has been fine after that), and the engine immediately seemed smoother, even though I had a restrictor plate in before, I felt that there was a little more acceleration, and a tad smoother (there always used to be a jump around 2,000rpm before), in the sub 2,000rpm area..
Then took it to the Eastern Europeans for a clean, followed by a DIY wax with poorboys.
159 1.9JTDM Ti and Giulietta 2.0 Veloce
ex: Punto 55s, Golf Mk5 1.4FSi, A3 (8P) Sportback 2.0TDi SE, A4 (B8) 2.0TDI S-Line, 306 HDI Meridian