Well as you know i picked my car up yesterday from the place i bought it from.
on the way home the engine management light came on and it was gutless below 2000rpm and smoking.
RAC came out and hit the egr valve with a hammer which got it going again.
I decided this morning to investigate properly as the garge have already said they would pay for a new one F.O.C, so it didnt matter if i broke it !!
so i did the boost sensor first, getting it off was no probs and straightforward, the sensor itself was caked in soot and oil etc.
so i gave it a good clean with some brake cleaner and a toothbrush which got it looking almost new.
next onto the egr valve, again really easy to remove .
i split the egr in half and had a good look at both parts. the solenoid part was fine , plunger moving nice and freely with no sticky bits, so onto the valve itself.
I could see straight away that the problem was the valve inside the housing. i pressed it in where the solenoid would act on it and when i released it it stayed in instead of returning back.
so set to work with the brake cleaner and the toothbrush again and gave it a really good clean. to be fair there wasnt much crud in it and it cleaned up nice.
put it all back on the car and had a look at the air box.
the aire box was full 0f leaves and debris so this all got cleaned out and i also did the airbox mod whilst i was at it.
anywy once all this was back on the car i took it out for a spin and ....hey presto,its like a different car, nice and responsive and now has a bit of pull below 2000rpm.
all in all im quite happy !!