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    Z16XE - EGR Valve gasket, can these just be made?

    Can you just cut one from gasket paper or do you need to buy the OEM one? I've got a new EGR valve but it has no gasket with it, and the local dealers don't have them in stock - they've never sold any and as they come in bags of 20 they don't want to order any in either. I think gasket paper is easy enough to get hold of in e.g. Halfords, so can I just cut a shape from this to use?

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    no mate it needs to be metal beacuse of the heat in that area. I have used a coke can in the past and used the bottm of the egr valve as a template and shaped one this way by cutting around the shape and snipping/drilling the holes out etc and it seemed to work fine.

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    Ok, cheers, looks like I'll have to order one online then!

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    The Z16XE engined astras have a new ECU update which renders the EGR Valve useless. Ask about it at your dealers. Should only cost you £50 for a tech 2 session.

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    Didn't think that was for the Z16XE, ah well! Can this be done by anyone other than a dealer?

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    has to done on dealer Tech 2 as they load new mappings for the emissions part that gets modified when the egr is disabled, but as you have now purchased the new egr, i would spend £2 on a gasket and fit it then when it next fails consinder the ecu upgrade then

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    Found a gasket locally (79p lol!) so yeah, it'll go on and I'll see what happens

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    They did it to my Z16XE and its been fine ever since (3 years and 70'000 miles later). My dealer told me that I needed a new EGR valve before they did the update IE couldn't update the ECU with the fault showing up. Either way it was done under warranty so I couldn't of given a moneys and didn't pay much attention.

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