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    just fitted four good year eagle f1 assymetrical tyres 225/45 17y to my vectra sri 150 cdti which have been replaced by good year eagle nct 5 215/50 17w and the handling is vastly improved and also fitted a new egr valve ( £40 quid from e bay) which has made the acceleration and idling miles better .Just like a new car now , cant believe how blocked up with black gunge the egr valve and manifold entrance were for a car that has only done 40k.

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    egr valve=£40......bargain

    glad your sorted out m8

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    Nice one always good to hear a positive comment about a vec lol..

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    maybe you could give us the sellers user name, i went to vx last week and they said that the egr valves are on back order with vx and warrenty work customers will be given priority but they are over 200 pound plus fitting at vx, i know online automotive sell them for around 130 so you got a bargin

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    Nice, sounds like you got a bargain there with your egr valve

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    The chap i bought it from only had one for sale and i dont think he realised how much it was worth as he started auction at £20 and i e mailed him for buy it now and he replied £40 delivered , i should have cleaned my old one and relisted it on e bay and made some money .

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    Quote Originally Posted by pidge View Post
    The chap i bought it from only had one for sale and i dont think he realised how much it was worth as he started auction at £20 and i e mailed him for buy it now and he replied £40 delivered , i should have cleaned my old one and relisted it on e bay and made some money .
    I would have cleaned yours and stored it away to swap it when the replacement you just installed gets gummed up (as it will). You would always be ahead of the game then and could make this an annual event if your were so inclined.

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    Good price on the EGR valve

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    What is an EGR valve? What does it do? Do all models have them?

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