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Replace or clean EGR valve?

700 quote to replace EGR valve on my punto. Should I clean it rather than replace? It's stuck open at the minute. Surely if I clean the EGR and throttle body, I've solved the problem for next to nothing?
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700 quote to replace EGR valve on my punto. Should I clean it rather than replace? It's stuck open at the minute. Surely if I clean the EGR and throttle body, I've solved the problem for next to nothing?
Easiest thing to do would be to buy a second hand one from a scrappy, clean the hell out of it then swap it over with your current one. Then clean your current one out ready for the next swap over. That way it's just a bolt out/bolt in job and your ready to go again, giving you time to clean the replaced one again.
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Re: Replace or clean EGR valve?

Fit a restrictor / swirl plate while you are in there and you should not have to clean it again.


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The EGR valve can be cleaned as new you have to use isopropyl alcohol 99.9%. This can be obtained from EBay and soak the valve for about half an hour then brush clean with a toothbrush. Do it in a plastic container with a air tight lid as the alcohol evaporates very fast. I did mine 2 years ago and it's still fine.
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The EGR valve can be cleaned as new you have to use isopropyl alcohol 99.9%. This can be obtained from EBay and soak the valve for about half an hour then brush clean with a toothbrush. Do it in a plastic container with a air tight lid as the alcohol evaporates very fast. I did mine 2 years ago and it's still fine.
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But pretty sure in the last 5 weeks they have done the job.. with good improvements
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