EGR Valve Cleaning
HERE IS YOUR EGR VALVE GET DIRTY
What the EGR valve does is to cool the exhaust gas by burning the exhaust for a second time within the intake system. The implication of this is a significant drop in the amount of nitrogen oxide emitted. However, when the exhaust is recirculated continuously over time, there is a buildup of carbon particles inside the inlet. A black layer of soot eventually forms from these deposits, and this is the start of different engine issues, including total failure.
A fully-functional EGR valve will ensure a faster saturation rate in the engine. However, the formation of the soot, which is usually within the valve and the exhaust’s passage, leads to a lot of problems, including the partial clogging of fuel injectors. The presence of soot and grime in the EGR valve means the valve will not open and close adequately. And it gets worse if it becomes stuck in the closed position, in which case the valve will not work at all. Although this doesn’t stop the vehicle from running properly, the nitrogen oxide emitted will be at levels more than what is acceptable under the local laws. If the EGR valve becomes stuck in the open position instead, the engine becomes saturated faster. And in the long run, the vehicle starts malfunctioning due to loss of acceleration power and other similar symptoms.
How to avoid the need to replace your EGR valve? Carbon Cleaning is the solution
Cleaning your EGR Valve
There are a host of methods to replace or clean your EGR Valve. While all these methods are effective, the costs involved are usually different markedly.
This is the most expensive fix method on the list. How much you will spend depends on your engine brand and type.
The option of cleaning involves moderate cost, but it takes a bit more time and good mechanical skills. The EGR valve is removed and cleaned, using the best method possible. Most novice mechanics will find this difficult to do. If done the wrong way, the valve may experience electronic malfunctioning. However, if you find a garage that can do it, they charge between £160 and £300 for this service.
This is the least expensive option. It is faster, and a reliable alternative to outright replacement of the part. Likewise, you do not have to disassemble the engine. Hydrogen treatment through the Carbon Cleaning Station can be considered as a preventative treatment. It is due after every 10,000 miles, and it can also resolve other issues affecting the engine.
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