the car: X plate 1.4 16v, (the one with intake mani at rear and maniverter at front), hatchback
how it all began....
about 6 months ago my cat collapsed in on itself and started blowing back through the airbox, replaced the maniverter and cleaned out inlets and ports
however, lots of little bits of metal from the cat were blown into my engine, which blocked up my EGR valve preventing it from opening.
I didnt know that at the time, and paid £500 for a garage to diagnose, replace EGR, clear fault codes and clean the bits of metal away. it ran absolutely perfect for about a week..
BUT, there are still bits of metal floating around, and i have been taking the EGR off every week or so for the past 2-3 months and digging the metal out using a metal spike. Its now got to the point where the EGR is all clogged again and can't be cleaned.
currently the EML is on because the EGR is clogged and cannot open, and the car judders and lurches between 1500 and 2000rpm, and the idle is not great either
SO, do i buy another EGR and probably another again in a few months and keep cleaning them?
OR, will blanking it off be a better solution?
OR will i have to blank it off AND buy another EGR to remove EML?
thanks in advance, Adam