Cap wrote:There was a fix to this issue on the 617 MB engine. Simply stick a bb in the vacuum hose to the EGR valve. Not sure if you can shutdown the EGR on the VW but since no emissions are tested on diesels in PA....
It can be done on the VW with a few additional "mods" so it doesn't throw the check engine light. I figure I won't need to clean mine again until 250k, and I probably will sell it by then.
Now, don't get me started on the POS Liberty CRD my wife drives!
That thing is on it's 4th EGR valve in 60K miles. First three were under warranty/recall, but the last one I had to eat - $160 just for the valve (electric solenoid operated and water cooled). I replaced it myself rather than the stealer doing it for $600. I now have a little gizmo box made up by a fellow CRD'er to disable the EGR and fool the ECM that it's still working. Quite the sophisticated bit of circuitry! I have it assembled and will splice it into the harness as soon as it warms up a bit. The engine is a 2.8L 16valve common rail 4 cylinder by VM Motori. It's a sweet little engine and it's FAST. Too bad it's surrounded by a bunch of shitty under-engineered Daimler/Chrysler parts.