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    Need your help!

    Hey peeps, not long moved to warrington and having problems with my 1.6 16v SXi. The EGR valve is playing up and i'm faced with the constant emmissions light. Does anyone in warrington on here know how to blank off the EGR and be willing to lend me a hand in doing so?

    I'm terrible with engines and dont have any tools so wouldnt know what i'm doing

    Thanks peeps
    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 can't help with the job, but I can tell you how to do it....

    ... simply make a new gasket out of an old coke can (but without the 2 holes in the centre), unbolt the ERG and then replace it with the new blanking gasket in place.

    Job done

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    Thanks for the quick reply mate... I apreciate any help right now as cant really afford to take it to a garage.

    If i got the correct tool to remove it do you think i would know exactly what you mean? in other words could a idiot do it easily?

    Also will the ECU reset once the valve has been blanked?

    Sorry i know these questions may have been covered before but i like to double check everythin just incase i go wrong
    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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    All you need is 13mm spanner (preferably a socket), an old coke can and a pair of decent kitchen scissors (to cut the can).

    If you can get the two bolts out to remove the EGR, then you can blank it off. Use to old gasket as a guide to cut round, and then reassemble in the order...

    engine--blank--old gasket--EGR.

    And the ecu will be fine.

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    Many thanks buddy... hope this gives me some performance... sick of getting left at the lights

    Once again thanks buddy
    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
    ..VeNoM..

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