PDA

View Full Version : EGR Replacement



Clayson
11-24-2010, 07:07 AM
Hey guys, im new here, and i have a question. My dad and I dropped my car off at a mechanic yesterday for a faulty EGR Valve. When I got home from school today, my dad told me that it would be $1000 bucks to replace. Needless to say that my dad wants to do it ourselves now. So my question is, how much labor would it take to replace the EGR Valve, and how much would to parts cost?

_hmnib5
11-24-2010, 07:13 AM
dont pay that at all...
it probably just needs to be cleaned as the valve gets some carbon build up.

theres DIYS on here on how to do it.

_hmnib5
11-24-2010, 07:14 AM
also the part can cost anywhere from 100 to 300 but I wouldnt pay more than those prices. Ill try and find a link to the DIY for you.

revolution337
11-24-2010, 07:29 AM
I wasn't aware that B5s had an EGR valve.

_hmnib5
11-24-2010, 07:37 AM
I wasn't aware that B5s had an EGR valve.

They do, the code is like P10104 or something of that sort.
It translates to restricted emissions. I had the same thing on
my car and just had to clean the valve

edit: this is the code: P0401 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Insufficient Flow Detected

revolution337
11-24-2010, 07:55 AM
They do, the code is like P10104 or something of that sort.
It translates to restricted emissions. I had the same thing on
my car and just had to clean the valve

edit: this is the code: P0401 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Insufficient Flow Detected

Are you 1.8 or 2.8?

_hmnib5
11-24-2010, 07:56 AM
I'm a 2.8 idk what the op is

Clayson
11-24-2010, 08:17 AM
I have the 2.8 also.

_hmnib5
11-24-2010, 08:37 AM
http://www.wisegeek.com/how-can-i-tell-if-my-egr-valve-needs-to-be-cleaned-or-replaced.htm

Try that

walky_talky20
11-24-2010, 08:38 AM
Yes. 96 and 97 A4's with the 2.8 - this would be the 12v 2.8 engine - have an EGR valve. The 30v 2.8 and the 1.8T do not have EGR.

Clayson
11-24-2010, 02:04 PM
This might sound stupid, but I've never heard of a car without an EGR.

Clayson
11-26-2010, 12:07 PM
Ok, so i'm looking into getting a repair manual, because when we got the EGR problem situated, my dad and I noticed that some of the Vacuum hoses don't look right. What book do you all recommend, or are they all pretty standard? Also, where can I download the VAG-COM software, and get the cable?

walky_talky20
11-26-2010, 02:48 PM
I can provide the vacuum diagram and post it here. What year is the car, and is it Auto or Manual transmission?

For vag-com, you get the cables on ebay. Just search "vag kkl" without the quotes. The cable should be less than $15 shipped from china. If you need it faster, try to find one that ships from the US, but you might pay more.

For the software, go to Ross-Tech.com and download "vag-com lite". Then, with a laptop, you should be all good to check and clear codes, and other stuff.

Clayson
11-27-2010, 04:58 AM
I have a '97 2.8 5-Speed Quattro. Do most people here use vag-com or vag-com lite? And thanks for all the help :D

walky_talky20
11-27-2010, 10:20 AM
Vag-com lite is the free version. Vag-com is the paid version. You can unlock "lite" for $99 and get full functionality. Perfect for B5's, but can't do much for newer cars (B7 A4, C6 A6, etc) as it cannot do CAN Bus. Regular "vag-com" is the newest software and you must have a genuine ross-tech cable. Cost starts at $250 or so and it can do all the newest cars.

So if you plan on keeping your B5 for a long time and not getting a newer Audi for a while, the "lite" version is good and you can get it unlocked if you need to - $99. If you plan on getting a B7 or newer pretty soon, you may want to invest in the full version. The free "lite" and $15 ebay cable is all you need to start reading codes on your B5, though.

Here we go:

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b154/walky_talky20/B5-A4-AFC-5MT-Vacuum1.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b154/walky_talky20/B5-A4-AFC-5MT-Vacuum2.jpg

Clayson
11-27-2010, 12:51 PM
Oh, no. I'm 16, so I'll be keeping my B5, probably until it croaks, which might not be that far away, seeing as how it has over 210,000 miles.