VW car - EGR valve needs replacing

Discussion in 'SMB' started by Fletch, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. Fletch

    Fletch Striker

    had AA out to get car started , apparently the EGR valve needs replacing , any VW owners had this done ? Is it gonna cost arm and leg?
  2. Kevj

    Kevj Striker

    Take it off, clean it thoroughly. I had issues on a 2.2tdi Saab and it’s just coke in the buteryfly valve.
  3. consettsafc

    consettsafc Striker

    Mine went a couple of months ago, luckily I was still in warranty but they will cost a bit I was told.. They didn't give me a price though
  4. Charmless Man

    Charmless Man Striker

    This. Seems like loads of these sorts of problems absolutely don’t need a replacement, they just need cleaning.
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  5. Butcher's Coat

    Butcher's Coat Striker

    Give Charlie down at Henry Street Motors a shout.
    He'll sort it nee bother.:cool:
  6. humbug

    humbug Striker

    just had both egr's replaced on mine (jag xf) and they were about 130 each i think.
    it's the labour that'll bump the cost depending how easy they are to get to.
  7. the boot

    the boot Midfield

    There is a firm in washy who cleans egr then by passes the sensor using software £400 I think.

    Nightmare on golfs if that’s what he’s got.

    Maybe injector. There’s a garage on leechmere specialised in diesel (performance something) they are class. Diagnosis needed mate.
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  8. safcftm91

    safcftm91 Full Back

    Had it done 2 months ago at a VW garage for where it is in relation to the car and how awkward it is changing the EGR valve. It is expensive on the
    Golf, cost me £890
  9. Mike J

    Mike J Midfield

    I had it done on a 2011 Passat 1.6 diesel, cost about £600 was quoted lower but got a call when doing it and told it was a nightmare job and cost was going up, when i picked it up he said he should have been £800 but as he had quoted £400 then put it up to £600 he would only charge that - prob BS but hey ho. This was a back street garage and I had no choice but to use them as I needed the car to go on holiday the following day and they were the only ones I could find that could do it that day.
  10. Fletch

    Fletch Striker

    It’s a Vw Tiguan

    AA bloke has blocked it off as a temporary fix (didn’t say how long that fix would last ?)
    Said should contact Vw also as it can be related to the emissions update ?

    Edit. @the boot inbox cleared ?

    Blanked it off not blocked
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  11. PTR

    PTR Striker

    Maybe worth getting one of those terraclean companies to take a look first.
    Worst case you spend a ton and at least the rest of the engine internals get a good clean
  12. andy m

    andy m Midfield

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  13. Dealership told me I needed a new EGR valve 4 years ago. I'm still using the same one. As long as the diaphragm isn't torn it's fine just cleaning it.

    You can get spray cans of specialist EGR cleaner but tbh any WD40 equivalent solvent will do the job.
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  14. Fletch

    Fletch Striker

    He’s had to blank it off mate as car would not start at all . Rang Vw and they can do a report for £60 send it to their hq who decide if will meet some of the costs , maybe worth a try , otherwise be looking best part of a grand I reckon
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  15. Just take it off yourself and give it a good clean - takes half an hour to get off and around the same to put back on, cleaning can take anywhere upto 24 hour depending on what method you use I.E leaving it to soak.

    My personal opinion would be to get a proper blanking kit, you can get these for around £30 = No more issues further down the line.
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  16. PTR

    PTR Striker

    How do you get through mot like that though ?
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  17. Dave Herbal

    Dave Herbal Striker

    You can get a tin of EGR valve cleaner from a car shop for about a tenner, but this works just as well for £3. Look on YouTube for how to get it out, leave it to soak for a bit then toothbrush it clean.

  18. yamar1

    yamar1 Striker

    Wrong advice. Sometimes they can be cleaned but sometimes they are gone. There is more to the egr than a valve which clogs up. A clean is the first port of call hopefully it sorts it.

    Some older cars it doesent put the eml on so u can get away with it.
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  19. MackemMagic

    MackemMagic Winger

    Had a similar issue on a 2006 Focus a few years ago. Mechanic blanked it off, cost about £60 - car ran like a dream after.
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    JAZZMANB Striker

    Many VW ones are liquid cooled ? canny expensive if so

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