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EGR Valve

Postby bigfella1952 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:51 am

I have a 2007 Ford Transit, having done only 80,000 miles.

The Engine Management Light is permanently on.

The main dealer has reset it and tells me the EGR valve wants replacing again. It remained off for approx 2 weeks and then lit up again.

This is the 5th time it has needed replacing.

This seems a common fault, and really frustating and expensive.

The vehicle is serviced twice a year at approx 7,500 miles, never been treated badly, and 99% time, me the only driver.

Any suggestions or help gratefully received.

Paul - the bigfella

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Re: EGR Valve

Postby Azer van man » Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:18 pm

The newer EGR's are alot more reliable.

Maybe remove your MAP sensor and give that a good clean as they do get "coked" up.. :wink:
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Re: EGR Valve

Postby fedup2 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:53 pm

bigfella1952 wrote:I have a 2007 Ford Transit, having done only 80,000 miles.

The Engine Management Light is permanently on.

The main dealer has reset it and tells me the EGR valve wants replacing again. It remained off for approx 2 weeks and then lit up again.

This is the 5th time it has needed replacing.

This seems a common fault, and really frustating and expensive.

The vehicle is serviced twice a year at approx 7,500 miles, never been treated badly, and 99% time, me the only driver.

Any suggestions or help gratefully received.

Paul - the bigfella

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Unplug the egr and forget it.It will cause the light to stay on but at least you will never have to pay for another EGR
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Re: EGR Valve

Postby dannytylerwells » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:01 pm

fedup2 wrote:
bigfella1952 wrote:I have a 2007 Ford Transit, having done only 80,000 miles.

The Engine Management Light is permanently on.

The main dealer has reset it and tells me the EGR valve wants replacing again. It remained off for approx 2 weeks and then lit up again.

This is the 5th time it has needed replacing.

This seems a common fault, and really frustating and expensive.

The vehicle is serviced twice a year at approx 7,500 miles, never been treated badly, and 99% time, me the only driver.

Any suggestions or help gratefully received.

Paul - the bigfella

xxxxx


Paul

Unplug the egr and forget it.It will cause the light to stay on but at least you will never have to pay for another EGR



done this for years, ignore it spend your money on the family :D
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Re: EGR Valve

Postby Mike » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:06 pm

Isn't the EML an MOT failure now?
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Re: EGR Valve

Postby Mike » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:35 pm

It amazes me that no one's made a plug in that will fool the ecu into thinking that the egr is plugged in and working. Having said that, I haven't had a new valve on the current van.
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Re: EGR Valve

Postby ake » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:37 pm

bigfella1952 wrote:I have a 2007 Ford Transit, having done only 80,000 miles.

The Engine Management Light is permanently on.

The main dealer has reset it and tells me the EGR valve wants replacing again. It remained off for approx 2 weeks and then lit up again.

This is the 5th time it has needed replacing.

This seems a common fault, and really frustating and expensive.

The vehicle is serviced twice a year at approx 7,500 miles, never been treated badly, and 99% time, me the only driver.

Any suggestions or help gratefully received.

Paul - the bigfella

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Has it ever had a PCM update with any of the replacement valves? The later update improves the valve reliability
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Re: EGR Valve

Postby motorman116 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:39 pm

Mike Spence wrote:Isn't the EML an MOT failure now?


The Eml light isn't an mot failure, its just the rest of the warning lights..... But they dont fail the mot test until the 1st April, its only an advisory at the moment.
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Re: EGR Valve

Postby Mike » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:41 pm

Cool, thanks for the headsup.
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Re: EGR Valve

Postby bigfella1952 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:08 pm

Thanks for all the advice. :) :D

Great site this.

I was advised to try different fuels. :? :idea:

Tried BP, Esso, Shell, no change although tends to run better on BP for some reason. :oops:

I filled up with Total Diesel, after running for about 10 mins, the EGR valve warning light went out. It comes on as normal with all other warning lights when ignition initially turned on, but goes out as soon as engine running. :roll:

Lets see how long it stays out now, fingers crossed. :mrgreen:

(these things make you thinK, so commplicated, should renew me AA memebrship)

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Re: EGR Valve

Postby bigfella1952 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:11 am

Guess What ?????

The Engine Management Light is BACK ON !!!!!!!!!

Grrrrrrreeaaaaaaaaaaatttttttttt !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: EGR Valve

Postby ake » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:41 am

bigfella1952 wrote:Guess What ?????

The Engine Management Light is BACK ON !!!!!!!!!

Grrrrrrreeaaaaaaaaaaatttttttttt !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Get codes read, if its egr, buy and fit a new one then get the pcm updated by Ford
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Re: EGR Valve

Postby DynamicAV » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:40 am

Sounds strange but try DPF cleaner......one shot in the tank and job done for a bit.

My EGR kept showing a fault as stuck open but one of the RAC guys i know suggested giving it ago and it seems to work happily. MPG seems to have gone up slightly too so i think it might have given the engine a little clean out too
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Re: EGR Valve

Postby wenanwhere » Thu May 03, 2012 8:37 pm

Hi guys, first time poster here.

Just to try and reignite this thread rather than starting a new one. Got quoted £500+ from my local ford van dealer today to replace the EGR valve because its apparently integrated in to the manifold as well so cant just replace that one part. My van is a 56 plate tdci.

Did a bit of research on options, one is obviously to replace the whole lot as per dealer say so and try and get something second hand or cheaper on ebay, another clean it out but sounds like a faff but could get a non dealer to do this for cheaper perhaps (dealer told me it couldnt be cleaned out as it was a sealed unit or something, from what I've read this sounds incorrect?).

Engine warning light is still on now.

Seen this which would stop the clog occuring again but wont solve the immediate problem: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EGR-valve-bla ... 19cff19e8a

Basically on unfamiliar territory with all this stuff so would appreciate any advice.

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Re: EGR Valve

Postby ake » Thu May 03, 2012 8:39 pm

Vantuner can now disable egr valve in the ecu so the light stays off :D
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