View Poll Results: Does the Emissions Scandal Bother You as a VW Driver ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget View Post
    In the gas test i had done at MOT time just before the recall was implimented the gas readings were as follows:-
    Co2 (g/km) 109.55
    CO (mg/km) 164.01
    Nox (mg/km) 74.90
    On an MOT of a diesel vehicle they only test for smoke coming out the exhaust. Not Co2, CO. No one tests for Nox in the UK as the analysers are expensive and its not part on the UK MOT test.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget View Post
    ...hope this clarifies my earlier post
    Yeah, thanks. Horrifying to hear your fuel consumption has worsened that much. You need to find someone who can flash the previous software version back onto your ECU. That won't be a VW group dealership.

    Edit: By the way, your speed/skill at removing/cleaning/refitting the EGR sounds very impressive. I imagine that sharing your techniques online would be immensely appreciated and popular.
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    gadget , I would be really interested in how you managed too find a quicker way too remove/ clean out your egr valve, if your willing too share this info I would be very greatful. thanks paul.
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    With the front of the car on ramps. You need approx 500mm clearance under the engine,

    The first job is to make sure the engine and DPF are cool enough to touch. Then working under the car remove the engine under tray, NOT essential but does give a little more room.
    Second unclamp the DPF from the Turbocharger, and this will give you a little more wiggle room
    Then loosen EGR mounting bolts
    Slacken the big pendulum bolts 4off.
    Then working under the car start slackening the bolts that hold the cooler to the EGR. You will need to separate the cooler from the EGR in situ, as with the coolant pipes in place there is not enough room to get the whole assembly out.
    Disconnect the electrical connector.
    Remove the pendulum bolts and push the engine forward as much as is possible and wedge with block of wood. This gives enough space for the egr body to be removed. The more times you do this the easier it becomes

    Take out the bolts holding cooler to the EGR hold cooler on one side with cable tie / bungee. Remove EGR retaining bolts. This bit is where you have to wiggle the EGR body out, this will depend on whether you have fists of Ham or slender fingers,

    Cleaning is the easy part, a liberal coating of carburettor cleaner then 10 mins in the ultrasonic, then the wrestle resumes. Reassembly is reverse of removal

    Unless you experience seized bolts then the whole operation should take approx 1 hours at most.



    the above came from an independant Audi specialist, the one who towed me off the motorway when my EGR clogged the first time, he says he does this operation 40-50 times a week on cars following the recall. it works well as long as you have patience and a good socket set, ramps and some cleaning alcohol or as i did an ultrasonic cleaner. hoe this helps someone out there.
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    Urgghhh, the thought of doing one of those evil sods lying on my back, would be a six to seven hour job without the cleaning. Just fit a new one (genuine only) IF you can find one!



    Mind you, it makes the one on a Golf 7 EU6+ look like child's play, they are a monster!

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    Gadget, thanks for sharing that, I spent most of my early years working on my back(before I got a lift),fond memories of a gearbox between my legs changing a clutch,ha ha. those days of working full time on cars are past , I'm left with bad back,arthritic hands and stuff, wouldn't have missed it for the world.again thanks for the info will be a great help.
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    Aren't 2,3,4 in poll the same thing more or less?
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