ANYONE HAD TO REPLACE ERG VALVE

Stepho

Registered User
As title had loss of power yesterday took it to my local specialist and diagnostics reveal faulty ERG valve, with a cost of £200 odd pounds + labour to repair. Was wondering if the valve can be sourced cheaper. Total cost for repair is near £400.
 

symun

Registered User
do you mean EGR if so then i would just blank off. if not then ignore this reply.
 

Stepho

Registered User
Spoke with mechanic and he said its a common fault, nothing to worry about. Used the place on a few occasions and they seem really good. Just really wondering if anyone had this fault and if there were alternatives.
 

murran

Registered User
if its the type that have a little 2cm flap that turns on a little axle? then yes ive replaced a few at work the flap head falls off leaving the valve completely open. engine coughs spluttlers and struggles to run at all.
 

rowdyboy

Registered User
£200 labour?!?!? I'd find a new garage!
 

danotto

VAG HUNTER
mate they are easy to fit albeit im a mechanic but only took me 30mins to change it, where bouts are you? i got a brand new egr valve from a company off ebay for £175. if your near berkshire ill fit it for ya for a small fee.
 

Stepho

Registered User
mate they are easy to fit albeit im a mechanic but only took me 30mins to change it, where bouts are you? i got a brand new egr valve from a company off ebay for £175. if your near berkshire ill fit it for ya for a small fee.

Thanks for the offer danotto but I'm up in Scotland. All done car running fine again.
 

harmless

Registered User
Can a anyone shed some light on how to replace this or check it its faulty im suspecting this my be my problem with random loss of power dont want to spend the stealer prices would much prefer to get my hands dirty any suggestions i have 2.0 TDI
 

danotto

VAG HUNTER
its located on the inlet manifold( the right hand side of the rocker cover), and is held on by 4 torx screw bolts the back two are a pain to get on. Removed the 2 electrical plugs,undo the intercooler hose and the two allen key bolts for the breather pipe and it will come out, There is 2 butterfly valves they should both be free but under slight tension. if these are ok there is a black cover on the electrical part of the valve, one of the screws has sealant in it to prevent it from opening, just pick the sealant out with a pick tool or tiny screwdiver etc, once all the screws are out pull the cover off and you with see plastic gears, its common for these gears to grind the teeth off, and therefore making it hard to open the smaller butterfly valve when needed. hope this helps.
 

jaygeezer871

Registered User
I currently dont have a problem with mine.
Cant the EGR valve be cleaned, if so with what?
 
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danotto

VAG HUNTER
ive posted above how to remove it, to clean it just use a flat blade screwdriver or something like that as the the valve gets blocked by carbon basically oil and air, this is like a thick resin so screwdrivers work well and maybe some hot water or brake cleaner in a can if you have any.
 

jaygeezer871

Registered User
danotto, your reply came up while i was posting/editing.
Might well give it go when i have some free time.
Cheers.
 
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