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#1 tazz786

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 01:45 PM

Hi all.
Really need help with this problem. My car seems to smoke alot. Even when the car is warm. Ive read about it and seems its most proberley my egr valve. Just wanted to know if there is any way of cleaning it or will it need replacing. Ive looked all over sheffield for a replacment but no one seems to have one. So if i could clean it myself maybe and save abit of money would really help. If i can can somebody tell me how hard it is to do so. If any knows anyway to help me let me know.
Its a focus mk1 1.8 tdi btw

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#2 H3lly

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 03:36 PM

Have a look at this video on youtube, it explains what's involved. It should help to improve your egr if planning on doing it yourself.


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Posted 14 March 2011 - 03:50 PM

Thanks mate ill give that a look when i get home hopfully will sort this problem out :)

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 04:06 PM

Have a look at this video on youtube, it explains what's involved. It should help to improve your egr if planning on doing it yourself.


Hi H3lly, maybe its just me but I didnt see a hyperlink in there for the video?

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 08:28 PM

I done this treatment on my 1.8 tdci takes about 10-15 mins done my car the world of good.

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 09:47 PM

Thanks for the replys people. Just managed to watch the vid and it looks very easy.. Does any one know whats the best spray to do this. Also should it do the trick. seems so simply?

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 09:50 PM

could this spray do the trick?

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_categoryId_165750_productId_202903_langId_-1?cm_mmc=Shopping-_-Google%20Product%20Search-_-Engine+Oils+%26+Additives%2FMaintenance+Fluids+%26+Additives-_-Wynn's+Fuel+Injection+%26+Carburettor+Cleaner+500ml&source=shopping&istCompanyId=b8708c57-7a02-4cf6-b2c0-dc36b54a327e&istItemId=liiqxm&istBid=t

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 07:27 AM

I only use the wynns egr cleaner, I couldn't get it at halfords but you can get it at any other good car parts place.

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 11:26 AM

Right will have to see if i can find it then. Didnt know if they sold it in england or not lol

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 08:16 PM

Hi Trying this out for myself. I too have a 1.8 tdci. Tried everywhere near to me to get Wynns egr cleaner, but ordered some yesterday off E-bay. Got the cleaner,plus some fuel additive for 11.95 plus postage. Hope it works for you, as well as me. Will let you know how i get on. Good luck

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 08:28 PM

Forgive me if im being a plank, But is an EGR something that only a diesel engine would have? Or is my 1.8 Petrol Zetec likely to have this feature (MK1)

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 08:55 PM

I am quite sure it's just a diesel thing

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 08:01 AM

Hi cressws1 - Yes EGR is only related to the diesel engine, the reason is (from my understanding) that the exhaust gasses are recirculated to the engine, and therefore can reduce the amount of Oxygen required for the combustion sequence, this makes it easier for the engine to work as the operating temperature of the engine has been reduced.

Hope this is somewhat along the right lines, any corrections will be happily recieved!

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 10:33 AM

Thanks guys. Can you send me the link for ebay where you ordered the egr cleaner please. Might order it from there myself if i can.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 02:18 PM

Hi Tazz786. No problem mate I.E. link on e-bay.

Wynns egr3 air inlet/intake egr valve cleaner and DP3. Item No 320659572015.
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