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Can anyone identify the location of the EGR valve on a 2.0lt JTS engine?

I’ve a manual for the TS engine but the EGR valve appears to have been moved when they developed the JTS….photo would be brill :D :D
 

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Thanks,

Here was me thinking every car on the road had one, appears they’re not the most reliable of devices? My 307 diesel had 4 of them in 3 years!

Anyway, that rules out one thing causing my engines lumpy idle and management light ..best visit an Alfa dealer (or buy a decent code reader/scanner)
 

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No problems diesels always seem to have them fitted.

Like you say a code read is the fastest most accurate way of pin pointing what is wrong with your car. An hours diagnostic time with a good Alfa specialist or dealer will be money well spent to get it sorted asap for you.:)

Glasgow is a bit far from York though for you to come and see us.
 

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Yep

York is a tad too far…although finding decent “specialists” is not that easy. I recently had some work done by one recommended on this site, disappointing is not the phrase which pops into my mind!!

Thanks again, mite just see you yet have an old friend now in Harrogate.

Bring back Minis..clockwork ignition and simple SU carbs..good old days
 

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Yep

York is a tad too far…although finding decent “specialists” is not that easy. I recently had some work done by one recommended on this site, disappointing is not the phrase which pops into my mind!!

Thanks again, mite just see you yet have an old friend now in Harrogate.

Bring back Minis..clockwork ignition and simple SU carbs..good old days
Ha ha ha good point Mini in your avatar looks cool.

Im from Harrogate nice place. If you need any help don't hesitate to ask I will do my best to help if I can.:)
 

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Thanks, might need some expert advice some day!

Something not Alfa, not Mini...fun...fast but fragile!
Nice looking 5 GTT I used to have a 265 BHP Raider. Had to sell it when I opened JJB Motors to raise some capital.:cry: Used to do 13.4 second quarters.
 

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There’s been a shed load of money spent on that, 13sec quarters - seriously fast and hard on the gearbox/diff. Kind of times posted by quick Evo’s and the like.

How much did you get for it?

Bet you miss it now tho….there’s not much to equal them for terrifying performance, nerve racking cornering, fast…understeer…lift off oversteer, like a fast Mini on steroids!

Find a good twisty road go for a fast drive (even in a standardish one) what a buzz, it’s always on the edge.

My wife’s been forced to drive mine (coz her GTV’s in a huff) she’s shocked how far cars have progressed in 20 years. The steering’s sooo.. heavy, clutch too, no ABS, no traction control, no airbags, manual choke, rock hard suspension. Just to add to the fun we’ve had torrential rain for the last few days!!

She watches Ashes to Ashes and hankers after that old Quattro….not now says old cars are for anoraks like me!!!

If you got any old spares left over give me a shout, it’s a Renault…..and…things always break or fall off…..oh or was I thinking about an Alfa again?

Tom
 

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I sold it for £5500 I must have spent around £15-20K on it. I had it since I was 18 sold it when I was 27.

The turbo alone cost £1800. The engine build around £5500. Used to cause me a lot of heartache as im sure you can imagine.

I think the worst it ever did was snap a driveshaft coming off the sliproad on to the motorway on the way home from a show. It cost me £100 to get off the motorway then £2 a mile for 180 miles back to Yorkshire on a recovery truck.:cry:

AA membership essential for a 5 turbo.

They are basic but and throw lots of strops and cost a fortune to keep them running, but give you a massive smile when they're running right.:)
 
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