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mgb789

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New EGR valves. 70 - 300!
« on: June 14, 2020, 12:30:08 PM »
My 2002 GD1   Needs a new ERG valve.  There are 3 or 4 types on offer from about 70 to 300!!  Has anyone bought one of the cheaper ones, and was it OK?  Thank you.

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Re: New EGR valves. 70 - 300!
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2020, 12:36:29 PM »
My car is a 2006 and I wouldn't consider anything other than the cheap one. A 300 one would double the value of the car!

mgb789

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Re: New EGR valves. 70 - 300!
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2020, 12:56:25 PM »
That would make my car worth about 6 quids-ish!

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Re: New EGR valves. 70 - 300!
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2020, 01:02:43 PM »
It is not all that difficult to change, and you could buy and fit four (if the car lasted that long) and still spend less than the 300 one. It is horses for courses when purchasing parts for an old car.
My plan, if I have to replace mine, is to buy a cheap one then when I replace the OEM one I will strip it right down and clean it. If I knacker it, well, it was for the bin anyway!

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Re: New EGR valves. 70 - 300!
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2020, 01:03:47 PM »
That would make my car worth about 6 quids-ish!

I will offer you 20..trebling your money...


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Re: New EGR valves. 70 - 300!
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2020, 01:56:02 PM »
My plan, if I have to replace mine, is to buy a cheap one then when I replace the OEM one I will strip it right down and clean it. If I knacker it, well, it was for the bin anyway!

I'm not sure if you can get them them apart, not without some significant mangling. The one on mine is all crimped together, couldn't see any easy way in. However, if it's just sooted up, you can clean it reasonably effectively with a good dose of carb cleaner.

Once you've removed it, turn it upside down, fill it with carb cleaner and leave it for a while to soak. Then give the valve pintle some work to clean the soot out of the bore. You have to insert a thin blade between the pintle and the seat before you can get a hold of it with a suitable implement, before giving it  a good bit of in-out working against the spring, together with a few good squirts of carb cleaner. Take care not to mark the valve internals, but the pintle is made from very hard steel, so you would have to be pretty rough to damage it. The valve casting is easier to mark, so watch that.

It's surprising how much muck comes out, and ours has been okay ever since.

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Re: New EGR valves. 70 - 300!
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2020, 02:15:40 PM »
Good idea Jocko, my MOT is due soon, so I'll probably go with the cheaper one if the original one resists all attempts at resuscitation.

madasafish.  You may think twice when you know that the car is Iris Red (lovely pink!). Lorry drivers are really friendly!!

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Re: New EGR valves. 70 - 300!
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2020, 02:21:54 PM »
sparky Paul.  Thanks for the advice Paul, I'll take my time and give it a good soak, clean and rinse.

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Re: New EGR valves. 70 - 300!
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2020, 07:36:07 PM »
As Sparky Paul says agood soaking will improve matters , I leave them overnight

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Re: New EGR valves. 70 - 300!
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2020, 11:20:39 PM »
Have I read somewhere that you can soak it with an oven cleaner....?

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Re: New EGR valves. 70 - 300!
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2020, 09:37:47 AM »
I think I would stick to carb cleaner, it does a good job of dissolving the carbon.

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