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    Default Can I clean my EGR valve?

    Is it possible to remove and clean my EGR valve?

    If so are there any step by step instructions for doing so anywhere?

    I've also posted this question to another thread so apologies for that but I think if I can get an answer (and a guide) it would benefit a lot of people

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    hi, I have the same vectra as you but on a 06 plate had major problems with my egr valve last week (Broke down on the way to work in the wind and rain)

    Took it to a dealership who said thay could not replace the valve as thay were on back order with vauxhall (upto 3 month waiting list.)
    So thay cleaned the valve by spliting it in half cleaning it then putting it back on it's only a temp job but this work has to be done by a dealer as tech 2 has to be used to reprogam the ecu hope this has been abit of use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie1 View Post
    hi, I have the same vectra as you but on a 06 plate had major problems with my egr valve last week (Broke down on the way to work in the wind and rain)

    Took it to a dealership who said thay could not replace the valve as thay were on back order with vauxhall (upto 3 month waiting list.)
    So thay cleaned the valve by spliting it in half cleaning it then putting it back on it's only a temp job but this work has to be done by a dealer as tech 2 has to be used to reprogam the ecu hope this has been abit of use.
    Wolfie how does the car feel with the repair?

    i.e no power below 2000 revs and then one big kick from the turbo or has the repair sorted that?

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    Does the Tech 2 have to be used because of an error code? Mine has never had a warning light on the dash so I'm hoping it won't yet have generated an error code.

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    repair has sorted it for now but it will need a new valve when one comes in so not pushing the car just taking it easy for now! as for tech 2 it has to be used to get rid of the code but if yours has no light on you might get away with it. But thats not saying once you take the valve off it may bring a light on.

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    Cleaned the valve today and it's made no difference to the car whatsoever, I'm thinking I may need a new inlet manifold

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