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The EGR valve’s purpose is to open and close (usually electronically) at certain moments during different rev ranges. But, these valves get clogged up with carbon deposits which can make them fail by sticking them open or closed.
Symptoms can vary from poor idling speed, knocking, loss of power and engine unresponsive to smoke from the exhaust pipe, and the yellow engine management light coming on. If not dealt with, this can lead to turbocharger damage which is a very expensive part when compared to the cost of EGR replacement.
Symptoms can be poor idling speed, thumping, misfortune of force, engine lethargic/unresponsive, smoke from the exhaust system, and the yellow engine management light coming on. If this is not dealt with it can lead to other issues which can cause damage to expensive parts on the car. The turbocharger being a prime example.
The EGR valve’s purpose is to open and close at certain moments during the rev range. The goal of this process is to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions (NOx). The EGR valve recirculates a portion of the engine’s exhaust gases back to the engine’s cylinders. These are then burned during the combustion process to reduce emissions. The technology works well, but the EGR valve itself is prone to failure over time.
If your car is idling roughly, losing power, sounds groggy or is making knocking sounds, the source of the problem might be a faulty EGR valve. If diagnosed, it’s important to fix the problem quickly since not doing so can damage the turbo.
The most obvious benefit to removing and deleting the EGR valve is that your engine will return to running without any dodgy symptoms. Other benefits include improved throttle response, improved fuel economy and reduced carbon deposits in the engine.
Most cars are suitable candidates for EGR valve removal. The only vehicles that we would recommend against EGR removal are modern diesels fitted with a DPF filter. Although we have never encountered such a problem, removing the EGR valve could in theory block the DPF filter. This could cause the DPF filter to fail.
On petrol models, yes, it is legal to remove the EGR valve and it doesn’t currently form part of the MOT test. Whether this might be tightened up in the future, no one knows and our best guess that even if it is, then it will not be applied retrospectively.
Having said that, MOT regulations have tightened up for diesel cars. The Government says that is “an offence under the Road vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations (Regulation 61a(3))1 to use a vehicle which has been modified in such a way that it no longer complies with the air pollutant emissions standards it was designed to meet.”For this reason, we recommend EGR valve removal for track and private land use only. We do not endorse EGR valve removal on vehicles that will be used on a public road.