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  1. Strange EGR Problems

    I'm having the same problem so would be good to hear of any suggestions. I tried removing and cleaning my EGR, then blanked it off and unplugged it. Although limp mode doesn't happen as often I do still get it on the motorway where it won't rev and I'll have to pull in and reduce my speed. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  2. You can get a valve for £80, Ford will only sell you a Valeo unit in a ford branded box. These are Ford/PSA engines at the end of the day so searching for Peugeot parts usually gives cheaper results. Getting the car remapped is your alternative option, which will write out the EGR completely. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  3. Random limp mode. HELP NEEDED!!

    Did you unplug the EGR plug when you fitted the blanking plate? If the EGR is faulty, fitting a blanking plate doesn't stop the EGR from opening and closing behind the plate. Mine did the same. You'll still get an engine light if you unplug it but you shouldn't get limp mode. Once you've confirmed its the EGR, it's just a choice between an £80 EGR valve or a remap to write the EGR out. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  4. Tried unplugging the EGR and driving to work and back. Much more responsive, no flat spots and no more limp mode! Only issue is the lights being on, but I can live with that for now. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  5. Mines currently at 72k, full service history. I'm assuming up to this point the oil has been by the book. Got PSA parts to do the injector seals, oil feed and pickup, just not got around to fitting yet. Will do 5-6k oil changes thereafter. I'm pretty sure mines pre-DPF too as it's the 90 model Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  6. Thanks for your reply and funny you should mention the engine management light, mine has just started to throw the yellow check engine and yellow cog. First think I'll try is unplugging the egr completely, if it throws a light but no limp mode then no biggie, nothings worse than constant BMW iDrive bongs! Failing that, I'll take the EGR off this weekend and see what's going on. An OE valeo one is only 80 on eBay, just begrudged paying for something for the car to uselessly play about with for it's own sanity. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  7. First post! I got a 2009 Zetec S 1.6 TDCI just after Christmas to ease the cost of commuting and it's been brilliant apart from an intermittent fault that seems to be becoming all the more persistent. The car goes into limp mode, doesn't throw a warning light but struggles to rev as though the boost is being electronically limited (limp mode). Assumed it was the EGR after some research so blanked it off and replaced the fuel filter while I was, but I've had limp mode thrown three times now since I blanked it off yesterday. Had it plugged into Torque and get the code P042E (Exhaust Gas Recirculation "A" Control Stuck Open). Assumed now it was blocked off I wouldn't get any trouble, does the EGR now need replacing - just for the sake of blanking it off again? or can you unplug these without any issues? Or could it be something else entirely? Cheers!