• Announcements

    • ColinD

      2017 EMail Issues - Post Upgrade   23/01/17

      Hi,   Following a successful upgrade of our old code; being out of support we had to upgrade, we've encountered an unforeseen in preview and testing issue with our production email.   This means that email isn't sending as well as it should. You might ask for the email and we might send it, it also might get blocked by your ISP. Btinternet, AOL and Yahoo are well known for blocking.   We're working on it and I hope to have an solution working shortly.    Out of all that could of gone wrong, this isn't the worst case   As to other issues and 'change' as I said, it's forced upon us. To not change is irresponsible. More updates to follow once we're past our initial snag list.   There's only one working on it though; me, so please be patient, read the support topics, spend a few minutes, it's not that different once you get over the shock.   Cheers,   Colin   Snag List Topic >>       

EGR Valve Removal

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

7 posts in this topic

I want to remove and clean the EGR tomorrow, is it just a case of removing the 3 bolts from the inlet manifold and removing the 2 pipes?

Also what can I use to clean it up? TIA

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
See my pictures here: [url="http://www.matthewames.co.uk/briskoda/index.php?loc=./20100314_egr_cleaning"]EGR Cleaning[/url]

I found it hard to remove one of of the bolts and removed another piece of pipework - sure you will see when you try - 2 more allen bolts to undo.

As for cleaning it up, I used some petrol and a toothbrush plus a screwdriver to do a bit of scraping....

Remember to take some before and after pictures.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thanks, handy pics - how did you clean up the pipework it's bolted to - did you remove it also? Edited by alexandjen

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[quote name='alexandjen' date='26 June 2010 - 23:42' timestamp='1277592166' post='2025708']
Thanks, handy pics - how did you clean up the pipework it's bolted to - did you remove it also?
[/quote]

I did not take off the inlet manifold thing, as I did not have the appropiate seals. It has been suggested to me that if I was careful I could have reused the existing ones. I suspect that some of the bolts on it would be a right b!tch to undo, not to mention in a difficult place. Plenty of plusgas would be the way forward.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[quote name='mbames' date='26 June 2010 - 23:33' timestamp='1277591585' post='2025701']
See my pictures here: [url="http://www.matthewames.co.uk/briskoda/index.php?loc=./20100314_egr_cleaning"]EGR Cleaning[/url]

I found it hard to remove one of of the bolts and removed another piece of pipework - sure you will see when you try - 2 more allen bolts to undo.

As for cleaning it up, I used some petrol and a toothbrush plus a screwdriver to do a bit of scraping....

Remember to take some before and after pictures.
[/quote]

Ok, finally cleaned it tonight, scraped the worst off with a screwdriver, the placed it in a container, soaked some rags in white spirit, stuffed them inside the egr and let soak for 15 minutes, brushed with stiff toothbrush, rinsed with WD40, dried with blue roll, rubbed with 120 grade sandpaper, rinsed again with WD40, final dry with blue roll and refit - EGR delete now complete, just need to take it for a run to see if there is any difference.

Before.............

[IMG]http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa39/alexandjen/Octavia/EGR%20Cleaning/EGRCleaning004.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa39/alexandjen/Octavia/EGR%20Cleaning/EGRCleaning001.jpg[/IMG]

After................

[IMG]http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa39/alexandjen/Octavia/EGR%20Cleaning/EGRCleaning008.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa39/alexandjen/Octavia/EGR%20Cleaning/EGRCleaning006.jpg[/IMG] Edited by alexandjen

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[quote name='alexandjen' date='03 July 2010 - 00:01' timestamp='1278111686' post='2031145']
[IMG]http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa39/alexandjen/Octavia/EGR%20Cleaning/EGRCleaning004.jpg[/IMG]
[/quote]

My my, that was nice and dirty! I have cleaned mine twice in my 167k miles and fortunately it has not looked that bad :wonder:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[quote name='mbames' date='03 July 2010 - 10:03' timestamp='1278147829' post='2031285']
My my, that was nice and dirty! I have cleaned mine twice in my 167k miles and fortunately it has not looked that bad :wonder:
[/quote]hi,,that is a nice job you done their ,it came up well ,i gave mine a clean but not as good as that,the car will run fine now,job well done,,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.