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Alan2212

EGR valve wedged open

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Hi there fine people. 

I have an 07 avensis 2.2 T180 and the EGR valve keeps getting wedged open by lumps of carbon which then puts the car in to limp mode. 

The valve itself seems to be operating as normal apart from the lumps which must be traveling down the pipe into it and causing the fail. 

Does anybody know why this is happening? I can only assume that there is a build up of soot/carbon in the exhaust manifold, which then comes loose. 

Would the afm sensor or any other sensor come to think of it cause such a build up of soot?

I have had one of those carbon cleaning peeps out but still does it. 

Cheers 

Alan

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Have you had the EGR valve off for inspection? 

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Yes, when it goes into limp mode I have to take it off and remove the carbon holding the valve open. The lumps of carbon are being produced somewhere else and travelling into the EGR valve and causing the problem, I just can't think why? 

 

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It can only be coming from the route of the recycled gases.  Strip the easy bits off and have a look.  

Have you given it a good clean out in there?

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I've had the EGR of and the pipe that supplies it and cleaned those, but the pipe comes from the exhaust manifold. Me thinks that might be a big job to get that off and clean! 😅😅

Do you know if these engines are prone to making lots of soot/carbon? 

I could try making a gasket with a small grade mesh in it to stop the lumps coming down the pipe but ideally would like to fix the problem. 

Cheers for your help BTW. 

Alan

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See if this thread sheds any light on it. 

 

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The "chunk" are most likely coming from the EGR cooler which is buried down below the exhaust manifold and a 7+ hour job on a ramp in the workshop the remove and replace, see pics

EGR Cooler.png

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On 12/5/2019 at 9:59 PM, Alan2212 said:

I've had the EGR of and the pipe that supplies it and cleaned those, but the pipe comes from the exhaust manifold. Me thinks that might be a big job to get that off and clean! 😅😅

Do you know if these engines are prone to making lots of soot/carbon? 

I could try making a gasket with a small grade mesh in it to stop the lumps coming down the pipe but ideally would like to fix the problem. 

Cheers for your help BTW. 

Alan

yes indeed they do produce alot of soot,especially when doing town miles,.they need a good blasting at least fortnightly.ive recently cleaned my EGR valve and its made a big difference 

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The egrs give problems on them all i also suffer with egr cloghing every 60000 miles so i clean it regularly for now but i think i will get mine electronically deleted or mapped out and get the car remapped too possibly  the 2.0 d4d 126hp the 2.2 150hp and t180 2.2 dcat all the same egr massive issue on them im so sick of mine 

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