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Blanked My Egr Off

17 September 2012 - 01:37 PM

Iíve blanked my EGR off.
Because of this the engine management light comes on.

Will this light always stay on or can disconnect it in any way?.

Thanks piper

Removed The Blanking Plate From The Egr "whoops"

07 September 2012 - 05:33 PM

Removed the blanking plate from the EGR this afternoon that the sneaky mechanic put on whilst replacing my actuator and it bellows out black smoke now on acceleration.
Really !Removed! off with it all.
If anything the car seems worse.

Would any one know if i would be entitled to my money back.

Update On Not Happy With My New Car

06 September 2012 - 08:25 PM

Update on my recent thread regarding engine management light coming.

Just had a local mobile mechanic around to hook the car up to a diagnostic reader and it came up with Faulty EGR flow.
As previously stated the car went in for a faulty actuator, wasn't to concerned at the time because the car was still under warranty.

The garage was reluctant to change it because of the cost?

Finally they rang me and told me that they had replaced the actuator with a reconditioned one, after keeping the car for a week.

What they didn’t tell was they had blocked of the EGR also.

Every thing was just fine until a week later when engine management came on

That when i found out that they had blankied off the EGR valve.

I’m confused why the needed to block the EGR off after replacing the actuator.

If i have to replace the EGR will it need recoding in to system or can i just swop it over with another one?

Not Happy With My New Car

04 September 2012 - 08:46 PM

Hi hoping some one might be able to help me out here.
Few weeks ago my glow plug light came on so i had a diagnostic test done and it came up with a problem regarding the actuator faulty so i took the car back to the place i had recently purchased it from.
The garage was very reluctant to believe me even with the diagnostic report and kept the car for over a week.
They final agreed the actuator was faulty and fitted a recondition one.
Every thing was fine and the car drove great until two days ago when the engine management light came on.
Not really knowing what to do so i decided to have a look at the engine.
I couldn’t find any evidence to say that the actuator had been removed, because it was still covered in the same dirt and grime as the rest of the engine.
What was noticeable was a very funny shaped gasket protruding from the EGR , it even looked out of place.
Without taking the EGR part iv’e started to think that they haven’t replaced the actuator but just blank of the EGR.

Is this possible by just blanking of the EGR it will prevent the coil light from coming on and the car going in to limp mode and minimising the amount black smoke which was noticeable on acceleration.

Thanks for looking

Bonnet Insulation/padding

26 August 2012 - 10:10 AM

Hi would anyone have any ideas as to why the insulation padding underneath the bonnet lid should get absolutely soaking wet when it rains.
Should the bonnet have rubber seals on the edge of the bonnet to prevent this from happening.

Thanks piper