Newbie EGR question

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Newbie EGR question

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Hi all, I've just joined the forum in the hope that someone may be able to help me. In October 2019 I purchased my lovely 2012 5008 1.6HDI. Despite a few minor issues it's been a great car so far, one niggly issue is my EGR valve is showing a "fail" on OBD reading but the car 99% of the time is perfectly fine with the occasional little bit of throttle resistance through the lower revs.

Is this a normal thing to go on the 5008? How easy is the egr valve to find and clean for someone with a limited 'new car' mechanical knowledge... I used to work on the fords from back in the day doing most things myself as I'm sure did a lot of others!

Any help or advice will be kindly received

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Re: Newbie EGR question

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Hello, and :welc: to the Forum.

What make is your OBD reader? Most generic code readers don't work well (if at all) with the PSA vehicles, and a specific reader is needed (commonly known as either a Lexia or a DiagBox system). This is an item of hardware (with the relevant cables and software) which is used in conjunction with a PC (preferably a laptop, for the mobility) to get far more information and control of the connected vehicle.

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Re: Newbie EGR question

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Hi Razor,

Thank you for the reply I apologise for the delayed response...

It was an Amazon £20 special jobby - Launch 3001, it read all codes and gave me live info following a battery change but showed said EGR failure on its readings. However Its since been sent back as the display died.

My car as I say runs great generally, no smoke whatsoever, pulls really well and only has 52kon the clock so I wouldn't expect it to be clogged but that reading and occasional throttle resistance has perturbed me!

Would you be in a position to share whereabouts the egr would be?

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Re: Newbie EGR question

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Space2308 wrote:
10 Feb 2020, 12:51
Hi all, I've just joined the forum in the hope that someone may be able to help me. In October 2019 I purchased my lovely 2012 5008 1.6HDI. Despite a few minor issues it's been a great car so far, one niggly issue is my EGR valve is showing a "fail" on OBD reading but the car 99% of the time is perfectly fine with the occasional little bit of throttle resistance through the lower revs.

Is this a normal thing to go on the 5008? How easy is the egr valve to find and clean for someone with a limited 'new car' mechanical knowledge... I used to work on the fords from back in the day doing most things myself as I'm sure did a lot of others!

Any help or advice will be kindly received
Post your VIN up and I'll get a diagram once we know the exact engine type. But before you start doing anything with the EGR, I really would advise a proper diagnostic. Generic aftermarket readers cannot read constructor-specific fault codes - only the basic EOBD codes with often very little else. Once you have the codes put them up here and we can advise on the fault.

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Re: Newbie EGR question

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On the 1.6 diesels it is down the back of the engine, LH side of the car. Exact type will depend on engine, I expect this is a DV6C. If the EML is not on, then I would ignore it....

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Re: Newbie EGR question

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Thanks all for the replies, I will get my vin shortly and post it up... much appreciated