can anybody help. my car went in to limp mode today lots of black smoke . had egr cleand last week seamed ok untill today got blank plate in with hole any advice would be graetfull not realy good with them sort of things thanks its a 2ltr deisel 53 reg x type
The best way to test to egr is to fit a blanking plate without the hole,i may be wrong but i believe yours can use this type of blank without causing fault light to come on so could also eliminate to need to renew the egr if that is the cause of the problem.
if it helps i had the same on friday night lack of power very low revs hardly any power at all barely get to 50
car jerky and hesitating
and it turned out to be a loose hose front right hand side (facing car) of engine bay between the fog light and main headlight
To get to it, follow the guide until pic 11, then reach down the front to undo the bottom jubilee clip (and rip your arm to shreads) then check it (worth following the whole guide and cleaning the EGR out as well)
The ebay link is about the cheapest there is, you can often tape it up and refit it until your new one arrives.
Fairly easy, follow the guide and take your time, plenty of rags, paper towels, some marigolds and your tramps outfit! The gunk is horrid stuff.
In pic 11, you can see the front manifold to EGR bolt, the rear one is a little more difficult to get on straight, those small socket sets with the extension bar are perfect to get on this one.
Take care with both bolts, in and out. The steel bolts go into the alloy of the EGR, not a great mix of metals!
Cross threading, over tightening, snapped and seized bolts aren't that uncommon.