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Erg valves
1999 Acura CL

ERG VALVES

(1999 Acura CL)
DEALER SAYS THEY NEED CLEANING.Is THIS A REQUIRED MAINTENANCE OR A BOGUS REQUEST.
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on October 30, 2009
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?
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on October 30, 2009
So they are recommending it for preventative maintenance? How many miles do you have on the engine?
on October 30, 2009
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?
on October 30, 2009
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!
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on October 30, 2009
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?
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on October 30, 2009
So they are recommending it for preventative maintenance? How many miles do you have on the engine?
on October 30, 2009
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?
on October 30, 2009
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!
on October 30, 2009
cleaning this system and the related components may be a big job maybe 4-5 hours plus whatever cleaner are use.
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on October 30, 2009
NO WARNING LIGHTS CAME ON, AND THE ENGINE IDLES AND ACCELERATES JUST FINE.
on October 30, 2009
YES, 110,00. JUST NEEDED AN OIL CHANGE
on October 30, 2009
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?
on October 31, 2009
Thank You for all your help!

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