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    Exclamation Could this happen?

    I have had a problem with my EGR valve now for a while... My emission light is constantly on and a friend checked my ECU which advises of the EGR... I can’t afford to get it fixed yet but I was just wondering if the performance of the engine would suffer if the EGR is faulty?

    I drive a 1.6 16v but my car doesn’t seem as fast on take off and acceleration compared to smaller cars/engines
    Midnight Black Astra SXi 1.6 16v
    • 0-60 mph: 10.5s
    • Power Output: 98bhp
    • Torque: 150 Nm
    • Torque: 110 lb/ft
    • Top Speed: 117 mph
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    Yes it will if it's not working correctly

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    well in my golf it did cause problems

    not sure about the astra

    is it defo the EGR? as they can be cleaned rather than replaced

    there is a "how to" i think on cleaning them

    also check the AFM as these are common to going on the astra
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    Wow quick response... Thanks

    Would taking the EGR off and cleaning it help or shall i just book it in and get it replaced?

    I dont know anything about engines
    Midnight Black Astra SXi 1.6 16v
    • 0-60 mph: 10.5s
    • Power Output: 98bhp
    • Torque: 150 Nm
    • Torque: 110 lb/ft
    • Top Speed: 117 mph
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    try cleaning it first buddy

    worth a try as its free
    Ibiza FR CR TDI with 203 BHP

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    Quote Originally Posted by CraigY
    well in my golf it did cause problems

    not sure about the astra

    is it defo the EGR? as they can be cleaned rather than replaced

    there is a "how to" i think on cleaning them

    also check the AFM as these are common to going on the astra
    I have had it hooked up on diagnostics, the error reported EGR... But it also reported no emissions lol
    Midnight Black Astra SXi 1.6 16v
    • 0-60 mph: 10.5s
    • Power Output: 98bhp
    • Torque: 150 Nm
    • Torque: 110 lb/ft
    • Top Speed: 117 mph
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    i would clean both

    use some alcohol to clean them
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    They can be cleaned, with some carb cleaner, but as they are usually caked with baked on carbon, you might get limited sucess. but worth a try

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    i know i'm being a pain but can anyone point me in the direction of the 'How to' of cleaning both the EGR and AFM? I have tried searching but no luck
    Midnight Black Astra SXi 1.6 16v
    • 0-60 mph: 10.5s
    • Power Output: 98bhp
    • Torque: 150 Nm
    • Torque: 110 lb/ft
    • Top Speed: 117 mph
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    There isn't one for either.

    do a search for 'EGR cleaning' or 'EGR clean' and there should be loads of gen

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