The EGR Valve on the 2.0TDI-CR engine has a number of functions, first its part of the DPF system so removing / blanking will cause DPF Failing, also the EGR system reduces Nox within the engine which reduces Cylinder temps...Took my van to a Pendle agent to solve my egr issue by having egr delete and a re-map included. Got it back and still got egr fault?? Egr delete not carried out on the facelift due to risk of engine failure!?? That's what I was told, so I don't know what to do. Really didn't want the re map reversed, but I went in mainly to delete egr! So even with a refund and reversal, I've still be inconvienenced. My advice double check before work carried out.
Also could I point out that nowhere do I advertise that we do EGR Delete, reason for this is because we know how the EGR system works!! and we have advised many people to use the Goodwill gesture of VW for the simple reason its the correct thing to do for your engine!!Took my van to a Pendle agent to solve my egr issue by having egr delete and a re-map included. Got it back and still got egr fault?? Egr delete not carried out on the facelift due to risk of engine failure!?? That's what I was told, so I don't know what to do. Really didn't want the re map reversed, but I went in mainly to delete egr! So even with a refund and reversal, I've still be inconvienenced. My advice double check before work carried out.
Ron,Which models / years does the goodwill gesture effect?
Tell them they are talking out of there **** all they need do is check the VIN number and cross reference this.. and trust me if its 2010 year its coveredJust called Listers VW about this, they said they'd have to get the van in, run a diagnostics check (£60 fee) and then decide whether it's liable for a VW subsidy / goodwill contribution. So it's not a given, my worry is that it's going to cost a pointless £60 for them to tell me they won't pay for it!
I just got this done at my local dealer.Been in touch with a vw commercial dealer in stoke (cobridge) imperial I think they are called. Chap there stated there is no common problem with the egr valve " haven't had that many in".Got in touch with vw uk and they said I would have to take it to a dealer for a diagnostic check which was quoted at around £80!! And a decision would be made. He said no decision could be made without first checking the fault. So Martin I wish I knew where I could go from here, I don't believe telling someone they are talking out their [email protected] will help to get my problem sorted ?
Thanks for reassuring people.. I know its hard to believe that VW will actually do something for free but they will as it was a faulty batch of EGRs... they might not publicly want to say this but this is what it is...I just got this done at my local dealer.
I had to do the same, they aren't just going to change the egr on your opinion alone. They obviously have to run it through the diagnostics check to back up the claim to VW when they claim the work back.
Take it in and get them to run the check, it will come back as faulty egr. I didnt get charged for the check once they new it was the egr.
My total cost for repair was £89 including the check.
Unfortunately its got to be the fail thats the common fault for replacement. Sorry to give the bad newsMine is showing insufficient flow, and not really effecting performance. Does this fault warrant the replacement or does the egr have to fail? I've read about the issue regarding the seal allowing condensation to damage the electrics at the top. I can imagine vw saying it is just gunging up, which is expected after 98,000 miles.