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    Default EGR Valve Clean-WHAT TO DO???

    Guy's,

    Im planning on giving the EGR Valve on my Dad's SRI CDTI 150 FL this weekend some time.

    Im after your help as to what I should clean with and what I need to do and dont need to do and what to watch out for etc. Also, how long do I leave it off for....all the neccessary stuff really.

    Any help and assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    IS IT A FAILRY EASY JOB TO DO?

    Reason for wanting to give this a clean is that it seems a little sluggish when taking off, when its going its fine.

    A big thanks in advance!


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    Get onto the troubleshoot section mate, its currently the number 1 topic. There's a cracking guide in how to completely re-clean it but you time and a bit of effort in doing so. A lot of carb cleaner is required as well.

    I'll edit in a link if I find one!

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    i soaked mine in very cherry wheel wash lol,,,it came out brand new ..

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    One very clean and very cherry EGR valve !

    The stealers dont sell cherry EGR's !

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    i heard vinegar was excellent at cleaning car parts - especially slightly rusty ones... not sure how it would deal with carbon deposits though..

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    How long would it need to be soaked for? COuld it not be scrubbed clean?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevie-B View Post
    Get onto the troubleshoot section mate, its currently the number 1 topic. There's a cracking guide in how to completely re-clean it but you time and a bit of effort in doing so. A lot of carb cleaner is required as well.

    I'll edit in a link if I find one!
    The link would be great as I cant find it.

    Also, whats the benefits of blanking off the EGR?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaux-Man-G View Post
    How long would it need to be soaked for? COuld it not be scrubbed clean?


    Yes; I soaked mine in a small tub containing petrol, for a few minutes, then used an old toothbrush to scrub it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaux-Man-G View Post
    The link would be great as I cant find it.

    Also, whats the benefits of blanking off the EGR?
    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...t=44629&page=2

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