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    Default How 2 request! V6 EGR

    Hi all,

    can't help thinking the performance of my 3.0 V6 Cdti is lacking a bit recently. There are no faults present but after doing a bit of forum research I'm wondering if the EGR valve needs a good clean...

    I can only find how 2's on other engine models. Can someone confirm the photos in this thread http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=51953 show the EGR in the location mentioned in the text?

    I've started using BP Ultimate and put a bottle of STP Diesel engine cleaner in today so hopefully that'll help. It'd be great if someone could post a how 2 on the removal or simply confirm its location though...

    Finally, I'm assuming it's worth getting new gaskets from VX so will do that before removal. Also what's the best aftermarket airfilter to fit? I've had K&N's before but have read that they're too oily and can mess with the MAF sensor?...

    Thanks for reading guys, look forward to some replys!

    (Also for those who are still waiting, I'll try to get the photos up as soon as it stops raining!!! )

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    Apparently it's quite an involved job and not for the faint hearted.The best I managed was to remove the corrogated pipe (left hand side of engine in photo) and use a very small nylon brush and carb cleaner and try to clean it in place.It seemed to work as I got quite a lot of carbon out on the brush head.However,if your EGR valve was impaired in any way I'm sure that it would have thrown a code up by now.

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    Yeah I see what you mean now, had a little poke around earlier, the EGR valve's buried down the side of the block isn't it. No code so might just try the in situ clean you described

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    Hello. As you are in cardiff I am in bristol. If you want to drive over I will remove egr for you if you need to clean. I have had mine apart so many times I can do it blinfold. You can buy lunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sb1uk View Post
    Hello. As you are in cardiff I am in bristol. If you want to drive over I will remove egr for you if you need to clean. I have had mine apart so many times I can do it blinfold. You can buy lunch.
    sounds like a good offer does that, i would take him up on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by sb1uk View Post
    Hello. As you are in cardiff I am in bristol. If you want to drive over I will remove egr for you if you need to clean. I have had mine apart so many times I can do it blinfold. You can buy lunch.
    Hi sb1uk, thanks for the offer. I might just take you up on that, I work in Swindon and live Cardiff so pass your way every 5 days or so!

    Gonna pull the corrogated pipe off to have a little peek, if it's filthy I'll drop you a PM

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    No problems. Just let me know . it will be better in daylight.

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