Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: United Kingdom
Yeah I've decided on the Major service at Halfords + buying my own glow plugs, power steering reservoir, pollen filter, I'll try and stretch to the pads aswell, on Euro car parts front and back seem to be around £70.
Regarding the EGR, I actually took it out, cleaned the MAF / MAP sensor aswell, no gunk or soot in it, but the metal valve 'rod' couldn't be pushed in or out, I'm assuming this need voltage through it anyhow, there was no plate over it either, just the standard metal washer type plate with a hole in the middle allowing full flow through it. Also you tell someone else has had the EGR off before as the threads on 2 of the 4 nuts is worn to the point where the won't even screw in, so only 2 hold it in place.
The error began around December, very cold mornings, cold starts, short journeys. I've wiped the ECU a few times, start the engine, massive rev to redline, then idle. After about 30 mins, comes back on again. No adverse affects to speak of.
Occasionally I get black smoke out the back on some starts, but not thick plumes, just 'smoke' you notice out the rear view mirror and a distinct smell of diesel.
But like I said the car runs no different now than it did back in September last year.
Last edited by AlfaJoe92; 24-05-16 at 06:34.