14 Dec, 15

Alfa Romeo EGR Removals

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EGR Removal has become a popular choice for many motorists, as it can be very problematic as well as extremely expensive to repair and replace. There are many different reasons why the EGR gets blocked in the first place which can directly affect the performance of the vehicle, and can therefore be costly to fix.

Here at Sinspeed we are able to completely deactivate the EGR system on your Alfa Romeo. We provide a completely bespoke and custom EGR Delete service from start to finish. For further information or a quote, please call us today on 0844 847 9999.

What is an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Valve?
An Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve often referred to as an EGR valve, is now mandatory on all new vehicles as it is designed to decrease your cars noxious emissions by prohibiting the formation of harmful gases, before being released in to the atmosphere. This is done by recirculating a portion of the exhausts and running it through the combustion process again to ensure fuel is completely burned before being released, as the unburned fuel is thought to be a huge contributor to green house gas build up.

To learn more about what an EGR valve is, check out our highly informative EGR Valve Problems and Solutions article here.

What are the common problems associated with the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Valve System?
Recirculating carbon rich gasses can eventually cause the carbon to build up and therefore interfere with the operation of the EGR valve. When the vehicle is also fitted with a turbocharger then problems become more evident due to wear and tear of the turbocharger, which can slowly leak oil if not maintained. As you can imagine, oil as well as carbon rich gasses being caught in the EGR valve can eventually cause it block quicker as it will also become sticky.

Some of the most common problems caused by a blocked EGR include:

Smoke on Acceleration
Fluttering On Acceleration
Loss of Power
Missfire
EGR Flap Position Sensor Faults

The list above highlights some of the more common faults, which are related to the EGR system on both Diesel and Petrol vehicles. We find that occasionally, it is possible to remove the EGR valve and just clean it but this is generally only a temporary fix, as the carbon continues to build up, and re cleaning the EGR will be required again at some point.

To completely replace the EGR Valve is also an option, however the price varies from as little as £200 and can sometimes be as much as £800 + Labour.

What are the expected effects after having my EGR de-activated?
You will find that by having the EGR removed and de-activated from the vehicle’s ECU, the engine will begin to work much more effectively, as all the air coming in to the engine will be clean causing the combustion of fuel / air to be more quicker and powerful. This will also cause less wear on the engine and other components allowing it to stay cleaner for longer.

How can SINSPEED help reduce this cost & what are the options?
We offer a safe and completely bespoke EGR Delete session whereby we de-activate the EGR system entirely from the vehicle. We simply log into the vehicles on-board engine management system via the ECU and switch off the EGR valve to stop it opening and recirculating the mucky exhaust gasses and clogging up your engine. Also, when this is done professionally via the ECU, there will be no logged fault codes, no warning lights and no loss of power – because the ECU will accept our de-activation code and not look to register anything further from the EGR system.

Below is a list of the most common vehicles that are affected by EGR problems:

Make / Model
Alfa Romeo 147
Alfa Romeo 156
Alfa Romeo 166
Alfa Romeo Giulietta

All of our EGR Delete solutions come with our lifetime software warranty and are completely reversible. For more information, please call us on 0844 847 9999 or email us today.

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