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    Help...pleassssseee!!

    Hi all,

    I have just struggled to get my car back from the Gyle to Ratho (those who live in edinburgh will know how close it is).

    Its a 1.6 16v Sxi 52 plate (registered 03) if this makes a difference. It has been chugging all the way down the road and is having real difficulty idling.

    I have just done pedal test and got the following results...

    10, 4, 10, 10 << please interpret first of all? (spanner in car, then continues light at end)

    also this bits gonna sound arsey but its not, i have been getting mixed opinions for 4 months now so bare with me....

    ...please only post if you have a genuine idea or know of the problem, i don't want opinion i want fact.

    Thanks in advance,
    Marc

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    it is an EGR valve failure and quite common. a new valve (genuine Delphi) will sort this out for you

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    Thanks, if the EGR valve completely fails would this cause the car to not start properly and run properly even when cold?

    Am i right in saying that the error code for 10,4,10,10 is 0400?

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    Classic symptoms - if the EGR sticks open when it should be closed, it causes bad starting, bad acceleration, low power, stalling at junctions...

    Delphi one from eBay (do NOT touch the cheaper pattern parts) is about £65 and is a doddle to fit, two bolts, 5 minutes, job done.

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    (And yes, a '10' = a '0' so the code is 0400).

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    thankyou very much

    and sorry about the lecture bit in the first post,

    again, thanks a lot!

    Marc

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    No worries, my first EGR lasted me 135,000 miles but when it failed it went within two weeks

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    should i consider the EGR blanking plate? or just new EGR for now, baring in mind this is the first problem i've had since i've had the car?

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    Up to you really...some say the blanking plate without having the ECU map changed to remove the EGR valve is bad for the engine, some say it is fine.

    It could be cheaper to have the map changed depending on the dealer. Some charge £45 or so, others twice that or more. EGR is such an easy change that I went for this option as it has a purpose.

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    ahh okay, think i will go for the EGR for the time being anyway. Just out of interest can the Z16XE be mapped to ignore the EGR?

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