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In Topic: 2.0 Tdci "surging" At Light Throttle

Today, 01:54 PM



After replacing the split EGR/Intercooler hose, it seems to have fixed the problem.  Still plenty of smoke when accelerating hard but I imagine the exhaust must be full of unburnt fuel & a long journey should sort it.

Surging & continual smoke has gone anyway.  Power restored & having a clean EGR valve should improve fuel economy.  I'll update when I know more.

It was a bit tricky to remove the bottom hose jubilee clip without having a ramp, but using a 7mm socket on the clip sorted it.  I removed the EGR valve to give me more room to work.  Took about 75 mins in all.

Thanks to all that helped with this.

In Topic: 2.0 Tdci "surging" At Light Throttle

19 August 2014 - 06:43 PM

Thanks to all who offered advice but I think I've identified the problem:

I'm now getting poor economy, lots of smoke, surging, low power & a whooshing noise when accelerating, all of which point to a leaking intercooler/EGR hose.  I've spotted a split just down from the EGR & have ordered a new one from eBay for £14.45.

I'll fit it on Saturday & hopefully have a trouble free trip to Devon on Sunday.

I'm hoping I can undo the bottom jubilee clip via under the bonnet as I don't have a ramp or axle stands to remove the tray.  If not I'll struggle from underneath.

With my almost blocked EGR cleaned out & a non leaking hose, I'm hoping she'll fly!   :D

In Topic: 2.0 Tdci "surging" At Light Throttle

19 August 2014 - 11:40 AM



I cleaned out the EGR which was very badly clogged up.  However, it's still smoking & surging as before.

I'm going to take it for a thrash shortly, but does anyone have any suggestions about what to try next?


Many thanks.

In Topic: 2.0 Tdci "surging" At Light Throttle

17 August 2014 - 12:10 AM

Rather than get it to rev high once, you need to sustain a high rev for a longer period of time. Say 60-65mph in 4th gear rather than 5th. Minimum 15minutes, but the longer the better.

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I did 290 miles at 60-80mph so it should have been clean & hot by then.  Thanks for the reply though.

In Topic: 2.0 Tdci "surging" At Light Throttle

14 August 2014 - 10:27 PM

Looking further into this I see that the EGR is likely to be partially blocked.

I'll give it a go but I gather it should take about 45 mins to sort this.  Is that about right?  I can't afford to be without my car.