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Hi all. Just wondering what to expect when I take this to the BMW specialist. It's only got 48k miles on the clock. The hesitation at low revs(usually up a hill), has existed for around 6 months but after a long drive to Glastonbury, the engine code was generated. For the last few years, I have done a lot of short journeys so I assume that's the cause.
What am I expecting to be checked, replaced or cleaned up? If a new valve is needed, what brand should I expect to be put on it. Roughly how much will it be all in?
 

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check the VOSA/ Bmw website for recalls. My 2015 220D had a recall on the EGR valve it passed the test then a few months later failed the car was really hesitant and slug-ish. Worth a look up here and BMW
 

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check the VOSA/ Bmw website for recalls. My 2015 220D had a recall on the EGR valve it passed the test then a few months later failed the car was really hesitant and slug-ish. Worth a look up here and BMW
Mine had the EGR cooler replaced on a recall in 2020(10,000 miles ago). They also did a recall on the EGR in 2016 and did a manual inspection with no replacement required. It's a 2015 model by the way. So I don't think it needs a recall, but will do a quick check. I've already booked the car into the specialist, and I guess he will advise if I have a case to claw back the cost from BMW, but it's just turned 7 year old now, so I doubt that will go anywhere. Do you agree?
 

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So was mine 2015 220D.
A safety recall is what it is.
 

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Can you get the valve off easily. I clean the EGR valve regularly on my Suzuki, low quality fuel and short runs are killing the emissions equipment on all modern cars. Remove it, take the servo motor off if possible, wedge the valve partially open and place in a small but deep oven tray and douse with Mr Muscle oven cleaner and leave for an hour or two. If you have a domestic steam cleaner then rinse the crap off and rebuild and replace and cancel the fault codes with a code reader. I paid £5 for the tray and cleaner at Home bargains etc. Try it before spending hundreds.
 
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