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    EGR valve, cutting out. help please

    right my car kept cutting out, had the egr valve change as fault codes said.

    it kept doing it but was alot better and only did it every so often so left it, as money is short at the minuite.

    i de restricted my air box last nite, and then this morning i drove to college about 30 miles including motorway, and it was constantly cutting out aproaching lights and islans, far worse than it ever has done.

    a mate told me to totally disconect the EGR valvue and it has sorted it, its back to how it was and is ok. is this ok too do? what does the egr valve actually do?

    thanks.

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    leans out the final mixture for the cat and helps to reduce emiisions

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    What brand of EGR valve did you fit?

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    need to give the throttle body clean failing that sounds like stepper motor, what astra u got?

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    not sure what brand it was as i didnt fiti it.

    throttle body was cleaned not long ago, when serviced, its a mk4.

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