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    Okay so my warning light came on a couple weeks ago and according to the handbook and a lot of guys on this forum it's associated with the EGR valve being clogged up with carbon deposits. Today i removed the EGR valve and low and behold it was extremely clogged with the mucky black cr*p. I cleaned it as well as i could sprayed a good dose of carb/fuel injection cleaner and it looked so much better than it did before.

    So the cars running so much better than she did when i picked her up but the warning light is still on.

    A friend of mine whos in the motor trade seems to think the on board comp needs resetting because its recorded the fault. Has anyone else had this issue and is it connected to another problem?

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    Disconnecting the battery for 10 mins may reset the warning light.

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    Problem has now been resolved, the light switched off on a short journey and hasn't been back on since. More importantly the drive to work was sublime!! between 50 and 80the power delivery was so much more smooth.

    Im not sure exactly how the egr affects the power delivery but im glad i took the time to clean it out.

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