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    Default Finally done it

    Well after reading about it for so long I finally took the plunge and cleaned the EGR valve on my 2.2 dti.

    Once I undid those bolts it was as if it was superglued on but I kept spraying WD40 around the seal and just wiggling it and it eventually came free, it was caked in crap so needed a good clean.

    If you do this then just a pointer I lost quite a bit of coolant, obivously didnt prepare myself enough ( didnt think I could of done it any quicker, maybe there is a knack) but I just topped it up once I finished.

    After a good clean i was shiny again, refitted and took the car for a spin.

    Im going to say it does make a difference but then its in my head that Ive changed it and it should be better, truth will be on next week when the wife drives it, lets see if she notices the car feels more responsive.
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    get them on

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    are these cleaned as part of a service at vx

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    do 1.8 petrols have one of these on them? cant seem to google it so im guessing not ?

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    From what people have said these are not cleaned as part of the service, from what Duncan has said
    (correct me if Im wrong) only diesels have them

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    k thanks for the answer, thats what I thought from googling it

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    dont tell me the good lady let you do that in the sink!! mine would have a Fit!

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    good job m8,

    ps im sure some petrol cars do come with them tho

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