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    Default Why cheap parts arn't a good buy

    I decided to change my EGR valve today as my old one is playing up so i took advantage of euro car parts 25% off and got a nice new one.............BIG MISTAKE!

    I fitted it and started the car and all hell broke loose.The engine was hissing,misfiring,popping and the turbo was spooling up for a second then loosing all pressure.

    I took the new one off and put old one back on and its running fine.Just out of interest i inspeceted the new part and i tookls like my 3 year old daughter could of made a better one.

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    You can see how 1 of the bolt hole has a resess machined into it for some reason,another bolt hole has half a resess which didn get finished.The worse bit is that the other side which has the 2 bolt holes isnt flat so doesnt sit flush when fitted and theres a 2mm gap inbetween the gasket and the valve.On opening the 2 halfs theres a big gouge out of the solinoid section and that is all wonkey aswell

    The quality is just pants and ive definatly learned my lesson that cheaper isnt always better

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    Not fit for purpose, send it back mate.

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    yeah i will be on monday mate.

    Gonne get my £80 back and get a oem from vauxhall instead

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    iv still got the one that came with my car when i got it, it from gsf car parts i belive and iv cleaned it 3 times since havin the car but the light will not go off! it drives fine but think i shall invest in a gen one when i get some dosh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by G4GAV View Post
    iv still got the one that came with my car when i got it, it from gsf car parts i belive and iv cleaned it 3 times since havin the car but the light will not go off! it drives fine but think i shall invest in a gen one when i get some dosh!
    Have you done the complete clean which intails drilling out the solanoid and cleaning/greasing it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by justin32 View Post
    Have you done the complete clean which intails drilling out the solanoid and cleaning/greasing it?

    nope is that a how 2 on here ?

    i did buy a blacking plate (one without the hole) thinking that would sort it witht the re map i had done, but i didnt notice nout .

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    yeah theres a how to mate,it does involve drilling out the black plastic part from it does work.

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