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EGR fun

Dear All,

Suffering very similar symptoms to the other posts relating to the EGR Valve problems and therefore decided to clean it out.

Unfortunately a few days later the same code has come up. I'm sure I will at some point remove the ERG and DPF, but how can one tell if the EGR needs replacing for a new unit rather than just cleaning.

Couldn't help but notice that it looked like one of the electrical connectors in the EGR had slightly snapped. Guessing this wont help my cause either?!

Any comments appreciated.

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When I had my EGR deleted from the map, something went amiss and every 3rd ignition cycle it brought up the warning, just got the map altered and problem solved.

Personally I would just bite the bullet and get a re-map, transforms the car, you can tailor the response you want from the map, and you needn't worry about the EGR again, as it'll be blanked off and therefore superfluous.

I haven't had my DPF removed... yet...
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As always, try an blank it with a bit of coke can, see if it helps. The solenoid tends to get corroded and jammed, you can pick up a new one on the bay for 75.
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make sure you also clean the inlet out where the egr joins it as this gets full of crap and causes issues aswell
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