Been a while since i needed to pick up a spanner, so could someone help me out with how to remove and clean my EGR valve. I have a Mk 7 2.2 TDCI, it smokes slightly on pull away and under a hard right foot. Ford tell me "computer says no" and cant find a fault with the van, and after reading some of the posts on here to do with this "EGR Valve", I thought i would give it a clean myself and see if it makes a different. Thanks people.
Managed to take the EGR off yesterday and did my best to clean it out. It aint that hard to get off, even if its been while since you last touched an engine! Beacause its not that hard to take off, i took a template of both gaskets so i could make blanking plates and if i decide to do it, blank the valve off.
2 questions: do you blank the side that runs to MAF sensor or the other side of the valve or both? And what are the benifits of blanking it off?
Plus, will i get an engine management lit up on my dash?