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    Question Sourcing EGR valve for 3.0 CDTi under £344

    Well thanks for those who replied to my previous post about my EGR valve.
    The problem I now have is Ė I do need one but the local garage is quoting me £334 for the valve and 3 hours labour to fit it @ £40ph all plus V.A.T
    A full service and remap of the ECU seems to have fixed the issue at the moment (fingers crossed) but I guess it wonít last long.
    The part number for the 3.0 CDTi EGR valve has changed so that indicates they have modified it some way, but £334 is well expensive.
    Which brings me to my question, does anyone know of a source to get one from cheaper than £334 or if a Saab / Isuzu one is better/cheaper and will fit? The garage didnít want to do the recommended clean thatís on here ďbecause we donít know how long it will last and donít want to charge you 3 hours removal and fitting with an hour for cleaning itĒ
    The positive side is its not smoking like a Park Drive addict anymore and after the upload of a newer ECU program its much much smoother and gruntier in the mid range.
    Once again, thanks in advance!

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    that price for the valve is the full VX retail price..you could try saab and see if they list it any cheaper ( it's the same part anyway).. as for the clean..if it takes them that long then you need a better garage.... i did the last one in well under 3 hrs from start to finish including the cleaning..if there is nothing mechanically wrong with the valve then it will 'last' as long as a new valve will ( I.E. they will soot up at the same rate no matter if it's a new valve or a cleaned one)..so it really makes no difference either way..

    i would be VERY reluctant to fit a new valve just because the other has sooted up..only fit new if the component has FAILED..

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    Can anyone post a picture of what this lloks like on the 3.0? and wher it is..

    Thinking about taking mine off and cleaning it.

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    cheers GSi, is this a "technical" job to remove it i.e. you need a torque wrench and some gasket paper or is it simply take off loads of stuff and put it back on after the clean?
    I can do alternators and water pumps/thermostats and such but donít fancy taking off "crucial" bits such as a manifold or something.
    If Iím lucky I might even have a bolt or too extra afterwards!

    Failing that, anyone recommend a garage around Holmfirth (Last of the Summer Wine country) which is near Huddersfield?

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    as per your first thread for the rough 'how-2' instructions...is it a job to do if you're not 100% confident?..not really, no.. it's a big 'dig' down to it and it takes quite a bit of 'bottle'..

    if in doubt, leave it to a dealers.. but i stand by my beleif that you won't need a new valve unless the old one is physically broken and not just coked up..

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    After the service and new ECU software version it seems to be getting better (the grunt from 2500 rpm now is very nice!) Its virtually smoke free now too, so I think the clean should do it as you suguest Mark - think i'll try to find a different garage tho, as they really dont seem to be "specialist" enough with the flavour of Vauxhall I have.

    I've looked in the recomended dealers/garages bit but theres none near me, so if anyones reading this and knows of a good'un near Huddersfield (HD9) or Manchester (M40) where I work let me know.

    Cheers all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smisby View Post
    After the service and new ECU software version it seems to be getting better (the grunt from 2500 rpm now is very nice!) Its virtually smoke free now too, so I think the clean should do it as you suguest Mark - think i'll try to find a different garage tho, as they really dont seem to be "specialist" enough with the flavour of Vauxhall I have.

    I've looked in the recomended dealers/garages bit but theres none near me, so if anyones reading this and knows of a good'un near Huddersfield (HD9) or Manchester (M40) where I work let me know.

    Cheers all!
    Had the same 'upgrade' myself.It makes a fair difference doesn't it.Not really worth the trouble of having a 'proper' (?) remap.

    Can't think of anyone other than the main dealers who would want to take on that job in 'our' area.

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    I have one I took of my 44k vectra working ok . saab egr are £800 plus do not go there . I f you want this one you can have it for £80 . If you were closer to bristol . I would fir it for you for £50 .

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    Well it turns out I never needed one - Well I did until i got it serviced. After about 50 miles the EGR fault never came back once.
    Didnt do anything else like using injector cleaner or bio diesel or Shell's super diesel.
    I'm up at 75k miles now and not a glitch (touch wood)

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    Brigning up an old thread here


    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2 View Post
    if in doubt, leave it to a dealers.. but i stand by my beleif that you won't need a new valve unless the old one is physically broken and not just coked up..
    How do I check if the EGR is physically broken?!

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