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    I've had some problems this week with loss of power on my 150hp CDTi starting on Xmas day. I've followed the 'How2' and cleaned the EGR valve today. It's worked wonders - thanks to all concerned for the extremely helpful information.

    However, just before I got back with the car on Xmas day, the Emissions light came on as well as the Spanner light. Now I've cleaned the EGR valve the car is running OK and the Spanner light has not come again but the Emissions light has stayed on.

    Do I need to get the ECU reset (or something) to get rid of the Emissions light or should it have gone out after I cleaned the EGR valve?

    Thanks for any help.

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    A quick update - another similar thread with the same problem reported that the engine needed to be started 20 times before the Emissions light would extinguish. I'm not sure if I reached the 20 times or not but repeated starting and a good blast up the motorway has returned everything to normal - no warning lights on the dash at all!

    What a resource this group is - thanks again to everyone who has posted about problems and solutions for EGR valves.

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    Glad you got it sorted mate.

    I agree,this site is a wealth of excellent information with very friendly members

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    Sounds like you and me had the same problem over this festive period Fazer, i felt like i was losing power and throttle response to mine and had every intention of cleaning out the EGR valve and the pipes connecting to it... then as if my XP2 knew what i had been suspecting, she threw up the emmissions light at me on xmas eve of all days! So out came the EGR valve and and a tonne of carbon inside the flippin thing and when i eventually managed to get it back in, (sodding gaskets!) the emissions light went out on first engine start up. No problems since and a much smoother throttle response. Power feels up on before too... But as you say, a wealth of knowledge on this forum and if it wasnt for the how to on EGR valve cleaning i wouldnt have been able to sort that problem out without a trip to the local vauxhall garage.

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