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    EGR Problem?

    Hi all, new to the site and looks great, just what I need at the mo!
    Proud new(ish) owner of a very clean MK 4 1.6 Club. Chuffed with her but for the last few weeks have been having a problem.
    When the fuel reaches about a quarter tank, she starts to 'kangeroo'! Bloody embarrassing about town but more worrying. Went to a garage and the guy who checked it out said it sounds like the EGR valve. He cleaned it and all was well for three days then it started again.
    My question is: if it's blocked(?) again after just three days, is the valve itself faulty or is it a symptom of something more serious?
    One other thing, my CAT converter is somtimes smelling of rotten eggs. I've been told its about to fail and needs replacing but I've also been told its a sign the carb is not set right and the fuel/air balance needs adjusting. Any advice on which is the right answer and how to correct?
    Thanks in advance peeps
    James

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    Hmm, you have no carb, so not that. Also unsure why the EGR valve would be affected by the fuel levels in the tank?

    Wonder if there are any sensor readings from the cat causing the problem though again unsure why this would be petrol level related...

    Vague thought on having muck in your fuel tank which is getting sucked into the pipes and causing the problem - no expert here though, so just a thought!

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    Check your throttle body aswell, might be gunked up in oil and grime, give that a good clean and should help a little
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    If they haven't been done already, try changing fuel filter and spark plugs.
    Cleaning the throttle body out is and easy job worth doing too

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