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    Default CDTI poor start & wont rev for a couple of mins?

    Hi all & hope you can Help!
    Over the last couple of days the old girl has become hard to start & once it does start it wont rev like its in limp home mode but worse!
    after a few minutes it begins to rev a little & then gets back to normal!
    Tonight it was a pig to start but after a few minutes got back to normal, after it warmed up i stopped at the offey & when i started it again it was the same not revving for a few minutes so it would appear its not temperature related!
    Any suggestions?
    Regards Sandy

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    im afraid thats the EGR valve mate. Exactly what mine did. It gets much worse if you dont clean it soon.

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    Cheers mate!
    Is it much of a job to clean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandman1001 View Post
    Cheers mate!
    Is it much of a job to clean?
    its an easy job to strip and clean an egr valve,have a look in the how to section on this forum and it clearly tells yo how to do it, do your boost sensor while you are at it.

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    check injector plug, and also glow plugs

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    I dont think its the glow plugs at fault as i get the problem if its hot or cold!
    I picked up some carb cleaner today so the egr & boost sensor are gonna get it in the morning!!!

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    Well this morning I cleaned out the EGR with carb cleaner, compressed air & a small screw driver for the hard bits.
    I also cleaned out the boost sensor which was full of crud!
    Took it out for a spin & seemed much better, stopped for fuel & as I left the filling station it did the same thing!
    parked it up when i got home & tried it an hour later & it would not rev & running rough!, popped the bonnet & gave the EGR a tap with a screw driver & it smoothed out & revved as it should so I guess it,s the EGR at fault!
    Has any one taken one apart to clean out the solenoid?
    also noticed that the actuator bar for the valves in the inlet maifold is flapping about & off most of the actuators!
    what difference do those valves make to the general running?

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    EGR's can be cleaned but will go again in a few months, know this through personal experience with trying to recondition them
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    None whatsoever to mine, my swirl bar has been off for approx 30,000 miles and the car runs exactly the same. So I'm leaving it as it is unless a problem occurs.

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    Hi all
    The old girl failed to start this morning!!!!!
    Had to get the start N charge out to get it going plus a good bang on the EGR to get it to close!
    Tonight i have fabricated an EGR blank plate out of 1mm ally plate that fits between the EGR & the manifold to see if it sorts the starting issue & if so it will be a new EGR over xmas!
    The spanner light has come on, is this normal?
    also after the starting issue this morning the digital radio has stopped working! the CD is still working though
    Any suggetions as no DAB is driving me up the wall!!

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