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    2007 Vectra 1.9 CDTi (120bhp)

    So had two faults on the car within the last week:

    1. EML light - diagnosed as EGR valve
    2. Battery light - diagnosed as alternator

    The garage replaced the alternator but only cleaned the EGR. The EGR fault is not causing the car to go into limp mode and doesn't appear to be having any adverse effects on the running.

    A couple of days after I get the car back, bang the EML light is back on. Now what would happen if I just ignored it? I'm not going to be replacing the car anytime soon and I can live with the light provided it's not going to cause too many problems.

    I have read something about their being a solenoid on the other side but that can't be too much to replace?

    Don't get me wrong I'll buy a replacement EGR, possibly this one: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/genuine-vauxha...item563969bd60

    It just seems daft to get it done now when there doesn't actually appear to be a problem...or is it?

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    i still think that cleaning an EGR if faulty does jack **** ! replace with new and see what happens

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    Quote Originally Posted by bembo449 View Post
    i still think that cleaning an EGR if faulty does jack **** !
    spot on m8.

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    True, but what if I just left it for a bit?

    Car isn't going into limp mode so apart from clogging up the valve a bit more I'm not doing any further harm?

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    as long as it's stuck shut it should be fine, you can drive them with the egr unplugged as long as it's unplugged prior to starting up

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    Quote Originally Posted by zappakat View Post
    2007 Vectra 1.9 CDTi (120bhp)

    So had two faults on the car within the last week:

    1. EML light - diagnosed as EGR valve
    2. Battery light - diagnosed as alternator

    The garage replaced the alternator but only cleaned the EGR. The EGR fault is not causing the car to go into limp mode and doesn't appear to be having any adverse effects on the running.

    A couple of days after I get the car back, bang the EML light is back on. Now what would happen if I just ignored it? I'm not going to be replacing the car anytime soon and I can live with the light provided it's not going to cause too many problems.

    I have read something about their being a solenoid on the other side but that can't be too much to replace?

    Don't get me wrong I'll buy a replacement EGR, possibly this one: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/genuine-vauxha...item563969bd60

    It just seems daft to get it done now when there doesn't actually appear to be a problem...or is it?
    I would buy one at that price anyway and keep it as a spare.......best of both worlds so to speak,you never know when you might need it. FELIXX.

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