Hello to you focus enthusiasts,
After owning a focus for over two years I can't classify myself as enthusiast anymore, more like frustrated of owning a money burner!
Anyway basically got an EGR intermittent fault on the car and is making the car run rough at times! Plugged it in with my scanner and showed Exhaust Gas Recirculation Sensor Circuit Low and took it to the main dealer to check and verify the fault and they basically said complete EGR needs replacing and will cost me around £1,000! I'd rather get rid of my car for that and get a reliable one with a decent badge, but am going through my last year of uni so can't think straight at the minute and concentrate on that so am wondering if I or a back door garage can do something to solve it for less and make the car last me for another year until I free myself!
Mind you I have already replaced the EGR valve two years ago but that was covered by the warranty from the car dealer and talking to the Ford mechanic he said it is a re-occuirng fault on the TDCI engine; GREAT!!! So my questions are:
1) Can I keep driving around with intermittent EGR fault on the car?
2) MOT is due in December, will an EGR fault will cause failure in the MOT on emmissions etc...?
3) Will cleaning the EGR valve solve the problem? If, yes is there a guide on here how to do it?
4) I leanrt that some poeple blank the EGR valve to bypass the problem! Do you recommend I do that? Will that affect car performance and the MOT? Is it expensive to do?
Appreicate your help on this one people...
Thanks in advance.