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    Default Just received phone call from garage...

    ...as they have finished fitting a new inlet manifold to my 1.9cdti (150) 2005. However they say it is still mis-firing at low revs and say it is a problem on the 4th injector, they believe it is the EGR valve and so I have told them to fit a new one tomorrow. Does this sound familiar to anyone... ? I would have fitted it myself but the car has me baffled now so I'm liking having it in the hands of a vx specialist garage who may well sort it out once and for all...

    Any feedback will be muchly appreciated. !!

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    Incidentally I did ask about blanking it off, he said it couldnt be done with this engine however he seemed in favour of blanking them as he had done with his Astra. I thought they could be blanked off ??

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    Blanked off for a couple of quid and mapped out of the engine for 100 quid at MAS performance near Manchester. Worth it with the new manifold fitted as it'll stop it getting gunked up...

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    Not too keen on bringing it away without solving the issue, the car has been a bag of ****e for months now, if they replace the egr valve and it is still not right then it wont get paid for.

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    Oh regardless of whether the issue is solved you should blank it mate - it'll save you having to fork out for a new manifold again because it's got gunked up...

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    So does the fitting of the newer, upgraded manifold not guarantee it from future failings from a dodgy EGR vavle ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy110 View Post
    So does the fitting of the newer, upgraded manifold not guarantee it from future failings from a dodgy EGR vavle ?
    It's not the EGR valve as such which is dodgy - the whole design is.

    For emissions reasons only, the exhaust gasses are thrown back into the inlet manifold at low RPM's and power settings via the EGR valve (Exhaust Gas Recirculation). Because the exhuast contains unburnt fuel, carbon, and a general crap it graqdually blocks up the manifold causing the swirl valves, throttle body, and everything else connected to it to stick. The EGR valve itself then also becomes stuck as it can't open fully.

    By blanking off the EGR valve, and mapping it out of the ECU, it forgoes the entire crazy setup and you save your inlet manifold. You can fit an oil catch tank too to prevent the crankcase breather letting in oil fumes to help it even more.

    All of this added together will stop your manifold gunking up and hopefully you'll never need to change it again.

    As an added topic, I shall be doing this at the same time I change my cambelt, as a lot of the same stuff has to come off to do it. The how2's on here will be my main guide. I could just take the manifold off and clean it, but when I new one is 165 quid from a VX dealership on ebay, it seems silly to spend ages cleaning it out then refitting it, when you've done most of the work in takign it off in the first place...

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    If it's misfiring, have they checked the 3rd injector ? Also a common fault.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy1954 View Post
    If it's misfiring, have they checked the 3rd injector ? Also a common fault.
    I thought this myself, he said it was the 4th. I wish someone would nick the damn car, its driving me mad !

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