11 Oct, 12

EGR Removal | EGR Problems | Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Removals | EGR Delete

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EGR Valve Blocked Up - EGR RemovalEGR Removal is becoming a popular choice for motorists as they become more problematic and expensive to repair/replace. The EGR valve gets blocked up for a number of reasons and when it does, it can effect the performance of the vehicle and become a costly fix. We can completely de-activate the EGR system on most vehicles old & new, our service is a completely bespoke and custom EGR delete service from start to finish. For more information, please call us for a quote today on 0844 847 9999.

IF YOU’RE HAVING EGR PROBLEMS, WANT A QUOTE FOR REMOVAL OR EVEN JUST SOME FRIENDLY ADVICE – CALL US TODAY ON 0844 847 9999.

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What is an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Valve?
An Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve, often referred to as an EGR valve is a mechanical flap designed to recirculate exhaust gasses back into the engine before they exit the exhaust into the atmosphere. This means that the gasses are going through the combustion cycle twice before exiting and so reducing the emissions of the vehicle.

In more technical detail, the EGR valve recirculates exhaust gasses back into the air/fuel mixture which in turn then dilutes the air/fuel mixture enough to keep the NOx compounds within breathable limits. This is done by allowing a specific amount of exhaust gasses enter into the inlet manifold via the EGR valve (dependant on throttle position, speed of the engine, outside air temperatures and so on..). Doing so, however, does reduce the rate of combustion and reduces the temperatures produced per combustion cycle and the end result is not only a reduced level of NOx compounds but also a significant decrease in performance from the vehicle.

The Problem With The Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Valve System
When working with exhaust gasses, nothing is clean. Recirculating exhaust gasses is basically dumping the carbon-rich gasses back into the inlet manifold from the exhaust manifold or even from the turbocharger. It is expected that over time, carbon build up will occur and can interfere with the operation of the EGR valve flap. It could cause problems with the flap opening and closing properly.

If the vehicle is fitted with a turbocharger then the problems are more dramatic because with time, turbochargers are subject to wear & tear and so start leaking oil from the seals but naturally only in small quantities. This means not only will you have carbon-rich exhaust gasses passing through the EGR valve, but also oil. The oil & carbon mixture can quickly build up around the EGR valve and cause problems such as a sticky flap. – If your EGR valve flap is stuck open or stuck shut, then this is possibly the reason why.

Furthermore, the EGR valve system allows the leaking oil to pass up through the inlet system and into the inlet manifold and combustion chambers – where it shouldn’t be! – This will cause fluttering and loss of power as well as oil smoke.

EGR faults can cause various problems on a vehicle such as:

  • Loss Of Power
  • Smoke On Acceleration
  • Fluttering On Acceleration
  • Missfire
  • EGR Flap Position Sensor Faults

These are some of the more common faults which can be related to the EGR system. In some cases the EGR valve can be removed and cleaned but this is only a temporary fix until the carbon builds up again and causes future problems. Replacement EGR valves can vary in price from anything as little as £150 to as much as £600. EGR valves are fitted to both petrol and diesel engines.

The EGR Valve system effects all vehicles and below you can see we have had experience with all types of vehicles suffering from EGR problems.

  • Alfa Romeo Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve (EGR) problems – Sinspeed EGR Removal Solution
  • Audi – 1.4 TDI, 1.9 TDI, 2.0 TDI, 2.5 TDI, 2.7 TDI, 3.0 TDI, 4.2 TDI, 5.0 TDI etc. Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve (EGR) problems – Sinspeed EGR Removal Solution
  • BMW & Mini Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve (EGR) problems – Sinspeed EGR Removal Solution
  • Citroen Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve (EGR) problems – Sinspeed EGR Removal Solution
  • Chevrolet Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve (EGR) problems – Sinspeed EGR Removal Solution
  • Fiat Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve (EGR) problems – Sinspeed EGR Removal Solution
  • Ford Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve (EGR) problems – Sinspeed EGR Removal Solution
  • Honda Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve (EGR) problems – Sinspeed EGR Removal Solution
  • Hyundai Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve (EGR) problems – Sinspeed EGR Removal Solution
  • Jaguar Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve (EGR) problems – Sinspeed EGR Removal Solution
  • Kia Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve (EGR) problems – Sinspeed EGR Removal Solution
  • Lancia Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve (EGR) problems – Sinspeed EGR Removal Solution
  • Mazda Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve (EGR) problems – Sinspeed EGR Removal Solution
  • Mercedes Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve (EGR) problems – Sinspeed EGR Removal Solution
  • Nissan Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve (EGR) problems – Sinspeed EGR Removal Solution
  • Opel Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve (EGR) problems – Sinspeed EGR Removal Solution
  • Peugeot Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve (EGR) problems – Sinspeed EGR Removal Solution
  • Renault Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve (EGR) problems – Sinspeed EGR Removal Solution
  • Rover Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve (EGR) problems – Sinspeed EGR Removal Solution
  • Saab Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve (EGR) problems – Sinspeed EGR Removal Solution
  • Seat Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve (EGR) problems – Sinspeed EGR Removal Solution
  • Skoda Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve (EGR) problems – Sinspeed EGR Removal Solution
  • Toyota Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve (EGR) problems – Sinspeed EGR Removal Solution
  • Vauxhall Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve (EGR) problems – Sinspeed EGR Removal Solution
  • Volkswagen Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve (EGR) problems – Sinspeed EGR Removal Solution
  • Volvo Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve (EGR) problems – Sinspeed EGR Removal Solution

EGR Smoke ProblemsHow much are you expected to pay on average for repairs?
Ignoring the warning lights and allowing the EGR valve system to continue getting blocked up will eventually lead to a complete failure of the EGR system in which case it would require a replacement unit instead of cleaning. If you pick up on the problem and get it treated right away, then having the EGR removed and cleaned is not so expensive. It will vary from vehicle to vehicle – anything from £30 – £120 but if you leave it beyond repair, then you could be faced with a much bigger bill when taking into consideration the cost of a new part and labour to fit the part.

How can SINSPEED help reduce this cost & what are the options?
Other than cleaning and replacing the EGR valve system, there are two other more permanent solutions. Cleaning / replacing is a temporary fix to the on-going issues that many motorists are experiencing. So, what are your other two options?

  • Blank off the EGR valve
  • Custom EGR Delete (De-activation) Session

Blanking off the EGR valve was common practice on older vehicles where it wouldn’t interfere with the on-board engine management system, also known as the Engine Control Unit (ECU). However, it is not advised to blank off the EGR valve on newer vehicles because the ECU will detect a fault and this will in turn cause the ECU to log a fault code, turn on the engine management light which is an immediate MOT fail and also possibly put the vehicle in to LIMP HOME MODE (SAFE MODE) – This will restrict the power of the engine and also reduce the fuel economy.

We offer a safe and completely bespoke EGR Delete session whereby we de-activate the EGR system entirely from the vehicle. There is no need to install blanking plates and modify the original design of the vehicle which is also visible to others. 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, because we’ve done this professionally and 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.

What are the expected effects after having my EGR de-activated?
After we have carried out the EGR Removal and de-activated it from the vehicle’s ECU, your engine will be able to breath a lot better because all the air coming into the engine will be clean. This means the combustion of the air/fuel mixture will be quicker and more powerful – what’s more the engine will stay cleaner for longer and this will decrease the wear on the engine as well as other mechanical components.

You can expect the following gains from carrying out this simple EGR Removal service with us:

  • Sharper Throttle Response
  • More Power (+15% More BHP)
  • Better Fuel Economy (+20% More MPG!)
  • Increased Life Expectancy Of Engine

Our EGR Delete (EGR Removal) option is very affordable here at Sinspeed, for a quote today just call us on 0844 847 9999.

Blanking EGR / EGR Removal SessionWill this cause me to fail an MOT?
No, the EGR valve system is not a requirement for the MOT. Removing the EGR can in fact improve carbon emissions of the vehicle so it could in actual fact help to improve the vehicles emissions providing the EGR Removal (EGR Delete) session has been carried out professionally. We manually download the ECU data and scan through the 1000’s of data strings to manually de-activate the entire EGR system and modify certain parameters to then compensate for the vehicle not having the EGR system active. This will aid a more fuller combustion per cycle of the engine and help maintain better emissions from the vehicle.

For bookings & more information, please call us on 0844 847 9999.

195 thoughts on “EGR Removal | EGR Problems | Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Removals | EGR Delete

  • Hi i have a hyundai santa fe 2006 vgt and it is lefting oil up in to my egr valve and smokes what help can u give me many thanks mark

    • Hi Mark

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      I would suspect possibly the turbocharger is leaking which is then causing the oil to escape into the EGR valve and pass through the inlet – in turn causing the smoke from burning oil in the cylinders. I would recommend reconditioning the turbocharger and then an EGR de-activation because simply deleting the EGR might resolve the smoking issue for a short period but over time the turbo leak will get worse and can cause more severe problems.

      We have sent you an email with full pricing and information on the options available to you.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • Hi there do u have a garage located in Scotland if so where and a price on a egr delete and removal for a Vauxhall zafira 2.0tdi y20dth many thanks

    • Hi Jason

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We’ve sent you an email with pricing and information about our EGR Delete services in Scotland.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • I have a vw golf mk6 1.6dti 20011.
    How much would it cost for a egr delete. What about the dpf.

    • Hi Ali

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We’ve sent you an email – if you could reply to that with your postal code, we can then quote accordingly for the required DPF + EGR Delete services.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • Hi I have a hyundai i800 2008 plate could you possibly tell me where the egr valve is located on the engine

    • Hello Sarah

      Thank you for your enquiry,

      We’ve completed an EGR Delete on the Hyundai i800 successfully many times, however I’m afraid we do not maintain a database of EGR locations. You will have to contact your local service centre or Hyundai dealership for this information.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

    • Hi Keith

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We’ve sent you an email – please respond with your postal code for a customised quotation.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

    • Hello Martin

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We have sent you an email, if you can respond with your location (postal / zip code) we can then quote accordingly for the EGR delete.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • Please use all lower case for emails
    I have a 2003 Vauxhall Astra van 17 cdi. Keeps giving me peddle code 0400 when light comes on. Can you bye pass this, even have blanking plate fitted, looses power when light comes on.
    I live in lincoln. Uk

    • Hi Roger

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We can definitely help get this sorted for you. I’ve sent you an email with pricing and information on our EGR Delete services in Lincoln, UK.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • Hi.hi much for an EGR delete on a 2006 Mondeo ST TDCI. The car has previously been mapped.
    Thanks

    • Hi Dean

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We’ve sent you an email, if you could kindly respond with your postal code we’ll quote accordingly for the EGR Delete.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • Have an EGR issue with 2012 megane 1.6dci, which renault have quoted to replace the exhaust air flap. looking to see what options are available for replacing it or an egr delete.
    Cheers

    • Hi Colin

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We’ve sent you an email, if you can reply to that with your postal code – we can then quote accurately for our services.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • I’m looking at deleting the egr valve on a 2007 hyunda santa fe. I’m in cranleigh surrey. How much would it be and where would i take it.
    Thanks.

    • Hi Richard

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We’ve sent you an email with full pricing and information regarding our EGR Delete services in Cranleigh, Surrey.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

      • Hi Martin

        Sorry didn’t see this at first, have sent you a new email with a customised quotation.

        Kind Regards

        Jason
        SINSPEED

    • Hi Martin

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We’ve sent you an email, please respond to that with your postal code for a customised quotation.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

    • Hi Sandip

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We have sent you an email, if you can kindly confirm your postal code and vehicle registration, we can then put together a customised quotation for you.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • Please can you give me a quote for EGR Delete on my 2011 Skoda Octavia Estate 1.6tdi .
    The postcode is PO17 (Fareham).

    • Hi Phil

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We’ve sent you an email with full pricing and information for our EGR delete services offered in the PO17 (Fareham) area.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • Hi,

    I’m after a quote for egr deactivation for a 2005 mazda 6 estate. I am getting codes 404 and 401, i have changed egr valve (for a second hand one) but its made no difference. I live in bexleyheath near dartford, thank you

    • Hi Mark

      Thanks for the enquiry, and many apologies for the delay in our response.

      We’ve sent over an email with full pricing and information for our EGR delete services for your Mazda 6 Estate.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • Hi do you have a garage in the republic of Ireland.If you do how much to re-map egr on 2.0ltr petrol audi a6. Thanks

    • Hi Michael,

      Thanks for the enquiry, and many apologies for the delay in our response.

      We’ve sent over an email with full pricing and information regarding the EGR removal services we offer.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • i have a kia carens 2ltr 08 how much would it be to get it removed as i am having a lot of problems with the egr valve.

    • Hi Gordon,

      Thanks for the enquiry, and many apologies for the delay in our response.

      We’ve just sent over an email now, if you could please kindly respond to the email with your postal code, we can then send you a customised quotation.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • Hi i live in sussex uk ive got egr fault limp mode all the time, Vw caddy 1.6 tdi van 2011 can you help with that at all.

    • Hi Chris,

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We’ve sent over an email now with full pricing and information regarding an EGR removal for your VW Caddy.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • Hi i live in Birmingham ive got egr fault code P0407 EGR SENSOR 2 constatntly going into limp mode all the time, Vw TOURAN 1.6 tdi 2011 can you help with This?

    • Hi Ash,

      Thanks for the enquir and apologies for the delay in getting back to you.

      We’ve sent over an email now with full pricing and information regarding the EGR removal services we offer.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • Hi I have a 2011 VW Passat, with EGR stuck open. Code won’t clear. I’m in the Bournemouth area. Can you help?

    Cheers

    • Hi Stu,

      Thanks for the enquiry and apologies for the delay in our response.

      We’ve sent over an email now with full pricing and information regarding an EGR removal for your VW Passat.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

    • Hello David,

      Thanks for the enquiry and apologies for the delay in getting back to you.

      We’ve sent you an email with full pricing and information regarding our EGR Delete services for your Ford Focus.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • Hi Jason ,, this is joshi from india. whether you have egr delete service for india. (south india. Tamilnadu state). i have a skoda octavia 1.9 tdi 2008 model.

    • Hi Joshi,

      Thanks for the enquiry, and many apologies for the delay in our response.

      We’ve sent over an email with full pricing and information regarding the EGR removal services we offer, as well as some further information regarding shipping from India. Please do not hesitate to get back to us if you require any further assistance.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • Hi can i have a Price for decativating EGR valve on audi a6 2.0 tdi 2008 .
    Many thanks
    Regards
    Kaiser

    • Hi Kaiser

      Thanks for the enquiry

      We’ve sent you an email just now requesting your postcode before we can quote you. If you can kindly respond to the email we will then be able to send over a customised quote.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • Hi, i have a seat leon 1.6tdi and would like to have an egr delete done could you tell me if you have any one local to newport wales?

    • Hi David,

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We can definitely help get this sorted for you. I’ve sent you an email with pricing and information on our EGR Delete services for Newport Wales, UK.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • HI I HAVE AN EGR PROBLEM WITH MY 2011 TIGUAN R LINE..HOW MUCH WOULD IT COST TO DELETE ..APPARENTLY IT HAS 2 EGR VALVES

    • Hi Paul

      Thanks for the enquiry.

      We’ve sent you an email just now requesting your postcode before we can quote you. If you can kindly respond to the email we will then be able to send over a customised quote.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

    • Hi Sergey,

      Thanks for the enquiry

      We’ve sent over an email now for your postcode, and once we receive the reply we will be able to quote accordingly.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

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