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    anybody any ideas i brokedown tonight it started like i was running on 3 cylinders poor acceleration and the like engine reved up fine but once i selected gear revs dropped to almost stalling and pulled away very slowly i looked at rev counter and was at 4000 before i started to pull away and i tried to nurse it home for about 4 miles engine warning lights on and funny grinding noise from front and a lot of white smoke from exhaust forced me to pull car over and call for a tow i have a little code reader that i plugged in i got a reading showing code p2279 anbody know what this code means i cant find it in the book that came with reader i will let you`s know what dealer says

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    Vehicle : Audi Q7

    Trim : S-Line Plus 245

    Engine : 3.0 TDV6

    Year : 2013

    Mileage : 3023

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    If you type p2279 into the search box you'll find threads with that code in them, when you go into each thread the searched word ie: p2279 will appear as red making it easier for you to find it in the thread..

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    thanks will giive it a try

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    No Problem, Try post #23 here, sounds like a similar sort of problem

    And a few posts further down it has engines codes as there is a modification to be done to rectify the problem..

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    as i have now had it confirmed the egr valve is completly knackerd a new one is being fitted tommorrow £395 plus vat the good news is its covered by warranty (thankfully) any way thanks for all info

    a couple of things i think i can pass on with this is the experience ive had prior to it packing up

    1 very poor acceleration at take off
    2 flat spot between 1000 and 2000 rev
    3 torbo kicking in was very noticable
    4 poor fuel comsumption(28 mpg town driving)
    5 lack of power overtaking (flat spot)

    i can only hope that these issues will be cured by the new valve what do you guys think

    i will report back

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    hi

    i got a call from dealer yesterday to say egr valve hard to get wont be available till begining of next week so have given me a loan of a car they have given me a brand new 2009 vectra 1.9cdti sri only 1000 miles on the clock not very impressed mine is a 2004 and in five years nothing has realy changed i cant say i would buy one now there was something i did notice was that the car drives like mine did prior to the 3rd cylinder problem i had and hopefully when i get it back it will drive like this again.

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    P2279 is an air intake system leak.
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    I've got the same fault code and symptoms. I've tryed cleaning my egr+solinoid but no better, I'll be interested to see if the egr valve fixes this issue for you.

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