i haven't heard about EGRs being "bad", but i'm definitely interested to see if anyone knows what's different about the updated parts
My TDI only has 30,000 KM (18,000mi) on it and its already left me at the side of the road. Not a good feeling. One day after getting to my destination the car simply would not start.
As it turns out the EGR was completely plugged. Before anyone says bad diesel we only fill up from one of the big 3 companies and never put cut rate diesel in it.
The dealer told me that the "EGR is a problem in these vehicles" and that you have been fitted with an 'updated' model.
Does anyone know what this updated part has changed? Has anyone else had an issue with this and has it happened more than once?
IIRC from what i have seen on TDI Club....Some people have been experiencing failure of the HP EGR Mixing valve that is mounted between the Anti-shudder valve and Intake manifold.
Just checked TDI Club...Several threads on EGR failure in the new CR cars. Most of them involve the p0401 code for "EGR flow insufficient". No details as to which components were replaced.
Last edited by 1972SS454; 06-10-2012 at 05:43 AM.
Metal rods and uprated motors with bigger brushes/armatures to last longer.
oh and a reflash to prevent sticking codes haha
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