User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: HELP! cleaned EGR now have fault p2279

  1. #1
    Regular Member frasedeb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    hull
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default HELP! cleaned EGR now have fault p2279

    Hi all, as title i thought i would take my egr off today to clean to see if i could get rid of the smoking and lack of low end power my car has cdti 120. Cleaned it and put back together and now runs terrible, no power at all, turbo not kicking in either, smoking real bad, eml on showing code p2279. Checked all connections etc all nice and tight, what next??

  2. #2
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    stratford upon avon
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : vectra c

    Trim : ls

    Engine : 1800

    Year : 04

    Mileage : 129000

    Default

    this may help but i read somewhere someone did not plug the egr lead in enough

    and make sure tha gasket in lined up

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...ult-code-P2279

  3. #3
    Regular Member frasedeb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    hull
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by vectra ste View Post
    this may help but i read somewhere someone did not plug the egr lead in enough

    and make sure tha gasket in lined up

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...ult-code-P2279
    cheers for the link mate, i didn't clean and dismantle the solenoid side so i guess thats my next job

  4. #4
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    stratford upon avon
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : vectra c

    Trim : ls

    Engine : 1800

    Year : 04

    Mileage : 129000

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by frasedeb View Post
    cheers for the link mate, i didn't clean and dismantle the solenoid side so i guess thats my next job
    yes thats in post 8

    hope all goes well
    and the rain keeps off

  5. #5
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    stratford upon avon
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : vectra c

    Trim : ls

    Engine : 1800

    Year : 04

    Mileage : 129000

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by frasedeb View Post
    cheers for the link mate, i didn't clean and dismantle the solenoid side so i guess thats my next job
    keep us updated

  6. #6
    Regular Member frasedeb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    hull
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Update on my problem, opened the solenoid side of the egr by removing the 4 torx bolts and couldn't beleive how much soot was in it. It was completely full to the top with soot so dug it all out and cleaned with inlet/carb cleaner, the black plastic part of the egr was ok and the solenoid moved freely so just squirted a bit of wd40 0n the solenoid and worked it up and down.
    Put it all back together and WOW! it's a different car, effortless power,smooth pickup throughout and hardly any smoke unless i really boot it.
    At least i know what to do next time thanks to vec-c.com.
    cheers.

  7. #7
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    South Wales
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Would a stick Open egr cause problems even though it blanked by playing the ecu up

  8. #8
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    stratford upon avon
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : vectra c

    Trim : ls

    Engine : 1800

    Year : 04

    Mileage : 129000

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by frasedeb View Post
    Update on my problem, opened the solenoid side of the egr by removing the 4 torx bolts and couldn't beleive how much soot was in it. It was completely full to the top with soot so dug it all out and cleaned with inlet/carb cleaner, the black plastic part of the egr was ok and the solenoid moved freely so just squirted a bit of wd40 0n the solenoid and worked it up and down.
    Put it all back together and WOW! it's a different car, effortless power,smooth pickup throughout and hardly any smoke unless i really boot it.
    At least i know what to do next time thanks to vec-c.com.
    cheers.

    glad to help mate

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. P2279 fault when egr mapped out.
    By mally in forum Engine & Drivetrain
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11th November 2012, 16:16
  2. Fault code P2279?
    By Phil MC in forum Engine & Drivetrain
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 8th July 2012, 19:29
  3. 1.9 CDTI fault code P2279-11
    By mozzer99 in forum Engine & Drivetrain
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: 14th June 2011, 20:13
  4. fault code p2279
    By decks in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 20th November 2010, 20:14
  5. Fault code P2279 Showing.HELP!!!.Info PLEASE.
    By felixx in forum Engine & Drivetrain
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 28th October 2010, 18:34

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •