1999 Acura CL Q&A

1999 Acura CL Question: ERG VALVES

DEALER SAYS THEY NEED CLEANING.Is THIS A REQUIRED MAINTENANCE OR A BOGUS REQUEST. -
Answer 1
EGR Systems do get plugged up with carbon, this is normal, not at all bogus. I would recommend replacing the EGR Valve since they have to remove it and have them clean the rest of the system. Is this due to a check engine light coming on? -
Comment 1
So they are recommending it for preventative maintenance? How many miles do you have on the engine? -
Comment 2
If there aren't any issues, then they are recommending this as a preventative maintenance service, and it is up to your discretion. If the system was to plug up, the check engine light would come on, and you would have to pay a diagnostic fee to verify that was the issue and then have the system cleaned out. So by doing it now you possibly prevent that from happening. How much are they quoting for the job? -
Comment 3
I agree, this isn't an issue that if the system were to fail would cause any damage, so I would leave it be. Have a good weekend with that $285.00! -
Answer 2
cleaning this system and the related components may be a big job maybe 4-5 hours plus whatever cleaner are use. -
Comment 1
NO WARNING LIGHTS CAME ON, AND THE ENGINE IDLES AND ACCELERATES JUST FINE. -
Comment 2
YES, 110,00. JUST NEEDED AN OIL CHANGE -
Comment 3
THEY ARE CHARGING $285.00 TO CLEAN THE PORTS. i WOULD THINK THAT IF THERE ARE NO ISSUES AT PRESENT,WHY SHOULD I HAVE THIS DONE? -
Comment 4
Thank You for all your help! -
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