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    Default Quick help needed: is engine cleaner as good as carb cleaner ?

    Going to have a look at the EGR tonight as im getting loads of black smoke , got a new tin of engine cleaner (spray) in the garage will that be as good as the carb cleaner people recommend on here ?

    PS: would it be ok to reuse the egr gaskets havent got time to get to a dealer

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    Yeah mate all will be fine yes I used the same gaskets mate no worries

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    Thanks m8 will give it a go tonight

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    Quote Originally Posted by deanos View Post
    Thanks m8 will give it a go tonight

    you will find it really easy mate let us know when your done

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    Theres been a few EGR valve cleans this week. Dont forget some pix so we can compare how good/bad they all are. Good luck, easy job.


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    I used the same gasket on my 2.2 and all was ok.

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    Well its done, mine is smaller that the how to's probably because its a 120 CDTI , anyway it wsa full of gunk, nice and clean now , dropped a gasket down the engine bay so its missing a gasket but not blowing

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    removed mie twice now and the same gasket has been used

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