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Astra H petrol EGR valve - Can you clean it and how many screws?

Discussion in 'Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Cascada, Agila, Viva, Tigra & Nova [Includes AstraVan & Combo Van] owners forum' started by grunt, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. grunt

    grunt New Member

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    Stockton, UK

    Boroboy seems to know his stuff on these but can he or somebody confirm if it is worth cleaning the EGR valve on the petrol car or should I just unplug it or replace it?

    How many screws does the H have on it? Some posts say 2 and some say 4!

    Do you need a new gasket if you clean it and can you buy from a cheaper source than main dealers which cost £15!
  2. 9aza

    9aza Member

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    South Yorkshire

    I don't know about the amount of screws etc but I would say clean it first, saves you the £40+ of buying a new one, apparently carburetor cleaner is good for cleaning them. Then if it doesn't work just replace it, only cost yourself a few quid in buying a can of the carburetor cleaner and your time doing it.

    Just done a quick search on google and halfords sell it for £5.49 link below.
    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/...n & Carburettor Cleaner 500ml&source=shopping
  3. Boroboy

    Boroboy Ex Member VxON Club Member

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    I've not changed one on a H. Cleaned one on my previous 1.6 8v G using carb cleaner. I re-used org gasket. wasn't the egr valve in the end enyway, was the coilpack. I didn't have any codes to go off at the time. Just running lumpy for the first two mins or so.
    If I was certain it was the EGR valve, I'd just change it anyway rather than trying to clean it & use a new gasket. Have you tried fleabay? Do you any codes stored? Have you tried the pedal test to find codes?
  4. stranton

    stranton half the lies people tell arn't true

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    billingham, england
    Astra H Coupe / Honda FRV
    You cant clean an EGR on a petrol astra mate its completely sealed off, you will be wasting your time, buy a new one and fit a new gasket

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