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  1. Best Tenner I've Ever Spent

    Engine & Gearbox
    Been reading a lot about blanking and cleaning EGR valves on here recently so I thought I'd try it out and see what a difference it made. Cost me £6.99 for a plate and gaskets off eBay. Took the EGR valve off to find it looked like this :eek::eek::eek: EGR Valve by Carl Hall, on Flickr All of...
  2. EGR Valve failure and bypassing

    Engine & Gearbox
    I'm new here, so forgive me if this question has been answered - I didn't find anything when I searched. My T5 is a 2011 model, 1968cc Diesel, converted to a camper. (Autosleepers Trident) It's done about 30,000 miles and the engine management system has reported an EGR fault. I'm told it...
  3. EGR valve issues

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi I had the EGR done in my old 2010 T5.1 after it went into limp mode with the glowplug warning light on. I tried to clean it in situ with some carb cleaner but it didn't work. I paid £600 fitted at a my local dealership for a new one :eek: Baring in mind that this thing is tiny I was not best...
  4. EGR valve fault and newbie questions

    Engine & Gearbox
    ARGHHH!!! I've only had my T5 2 minutes. Yellow Engine light came on. I took to the garage and they've said i've got a EGR valve fault. They've reset it, and if it come back on they said I'd need it replacing, the whole unit with the cooler, seems a bit drastic? I'm new to having a vehicle...
  5. 2.5 ajt EGR valve blanking and cleaning?

    Engine & Gearbox
    hi guys and gals. im going to blank my egr valve off sometime this week but im wondering is it actually worth stripping it fully off to clean out?? i keep reading different bits and bobs which is confusing me slightly. i was just going to shove a blanking plate in and have done with it, is it...
  6. EGR Valve Warranty Advice needed please

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hello all, I am new to this forum and wondered if anyone could give some advice. Does anyone think we have a chance of getting VW to fix the van and what would be a reasonable charge? Would we be better sticking with our specialist independent engineer who is very good? We feel like we are...
  7. Funds dunted BLACK SMOKE!

    General T5 Chat
    Hi all, Ive had my van for 6 months now after saving for many years. Ive done around 4k in it, snowboarding, camping trips and days away with the mountain bikes. Its a white shuttle ex ambulance service with 75k on the clock at the moment and I love it!T: I unclipped and stored all...
  8. 1.9 td abl egr red herring?

    Engine & Gearbox
    So I am thinking about blanking off my egr valve. But, I cant help thinking that blanking it off is a half way solution. My reason for thinking this is, although the 1.9 td does not have an engine ecu it does have an ecu that looks after and compares oil pressures, lights both interior and...
  9. Removing EGR Pipe bolt

    Engine & Gearbox
    Just blanked of my EGR with an Allard conversion pipe. Pretty simple job (even for me!!). Trouble is I wanted to blank pipe off at manifold and not top end due to stress on pipe and potential cracking. Issue was/is got one bolt off at manifold end but one nearer the engine is very tight and...
  10. Probably overdue...

    Engine & Gearbox
    Decided today that after 18 month of ownership it was time to clean out the EGR. Nothing to do with the fact that i've got an intercooler waiting to be installed..I: Anyway i thought i'd share a couple of before and after photos. BEFORE AFTER Needless to say i took it out for a little...
  11. Advice for Power pipe users

    General Van Chat
    When you swap over the EGR value for the power pipe dont just blank of the allow pipe off at the top (the silvery one that bent slightly and flexes). Remove the pipe and blank off at the base -at what I think is the exhaust manifold. Reason are 2 fold It will rub on the shiney power pipe and...
  12. Ditching EGR valve totally

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, I am looking to fit a top mount intercooler to my 1.9TD and it will be easier if I can ditch the EGR valve so I can rotate the inlet pipe through 180 degrees to make the pipe work fit better I know it can be blanked off, so can't see why it just can't be removed altogether with 2 x blanking...
  13. EGR location for blanking on 1997 1.9td?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Can anyone throw some light on this? I've studied T4Trick's tech post on this and then my engine and It doesn't look the same. Probably a 2.5/1.9 variation. I have a copper pipe which feeds into a kinda manifold but it looks very different and there is also no square inlet onto the head. Am...
  14. EGR - Where's the black plastic thingy gone?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi all, 2000 T4 2.5 102hp I cleaned and blanked off the EGR today, which went well except there was no black plastic thing sitting on top - just an alloy egr valve with a single vacuum pipe coming off it. Is this normal, or is there a bit missing? All the pics I have seen have a black...
  15. A surprising amount of snot came out!

    General T4 Chat
    got bored this morning and so decided to take the EGR valve off for a look inside. considering its only done about 70'000 ( 52 plate 2.5 TDI) the EGR was clogged up to about half it's diameter inside :eek: all cleaned out now using some kerosene and the blanking off plate installed. cannot...
  16. Actual PP procedure

    Engine & Gearbox
    Alright guys. I am soon to embrace the PP dream with my 102 bhp ex-AA (of which I'd soon like to post some photos... It is looking different). Anyway, I blanked/ cleaned EGR last night which was quick, easy & as described by T4Trick... until my very good amigo dropped an intercooler bolt "into...
  17. How caked should the EGR be???

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, just done the blanking off on my 2.5TDi 88 it has only done 43k, so just wondered how much caking/deposits should be in there? On the main bit it was about 2-3mm of greasy gunk :eek: And on the small bit it was a bout a mm of powdery soot. Hope the pictures show it ok, took a good two...
  18. Decat, Egr & Mot

    Engine & Gearbox
    For any peeps wondering about removing your Catalytic Convertor, And/Or Blanking your EGR & Its effects on the MOT. I have a 1998 102bhp SWB T4 170,000 Miles on the Clock. It has No Catalytic Convertor It has a Blanked Off EGR It has a Bluebird Stainless Exhaust System K & N Panel Filter IT...
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