2003 1.6 - Egr valve? - Lauz
Hi I have a meriva 1.6 life 53 reg paid 4k for it at 22000 miles had it for 6 months had numerous problems since buying. Recently had car juddering but showing no faults then exhausts emissions light came on took into local garage and reading came up egr valve fault.
He did a quick check said hopefully its just the valve that needs replacing would be about 250-300 quid. But if the problem is worse its gonna start getting costly. He put some sort of oil down the valve the light went off and it drove as normal but he did say it was only a short time measure.
What I want to know is how much is it to replace valve?
What happens if more than a replacement is needed?
I have to top-up oil every 2-3 weeks is this normal? Or anything to do with the valve?
Also and i do know i have been conned when i bought it but when i first saw the car on the forecourt my brother took it for a test drive and the light was on then. We asked what it was he said its no problem i'll get it sorted when i picked it up 3 days later the light had gone. Could the garage have done the same temporary measure to save fixing it? So was the car fit for purpose when I bought it?
Any help is much appreciated, Laura

{53 changed to 2003 as 53 is the reg plate, not the 'year of manufacture' - which is what the fill in box requested}

Edited by Dynamic Dave on 31/10/2008 at 00:24

2003 1.6 - Egr valve? - Victorbox
If you mean you top up from minimum to maximum marks on dipstick every two or three weeks (probably 1 litre of oil) that is excessive - depending on your weekly mileage of course. I don't think I've put more than a litre of oil in my 1.6 Zafira between services in the entire 60,000 miles I've owned it
2003 1.6 - Egr valve? - topbloke
if this is the 1.6 16valve engine then there is a modification and a software up date for this vehicle but can only be done by a main dealer or some one that has tech 2 and the available software, it involves blanking the egr valve with a different gasket and updateing the software to tell the ecu that it no longer has a egr valve, this is assuming that the code was p0400 if you need further information then i will gladly help
2003 1.6 - Egr valve? - johnreeves
if this is the 1.6 16valve engine then there is a modification and a software up date for this vehicle but can only be done by a main dealer or some one that has tech 2 and the available software, it involves blanking the egr valve with a different gasket and updateing the software to tell the ecu that it no longer has a egr valve, this is assuming that the code was p0400 if you need further information then i will gladly help

My car is currently with the main dealer due to local garage being unable to sort fault out. They replaced the EGR but the fault light remained on. The fault codes are P0400 and P1405. I asked dealer about software updat/blanking off and they said they have never heard of it. Do you have anymore info ?

2003 1.6 - Egr valve? - topbloke

johnreeves post your details and i will look into it ie year, make, model, engine size, auto, manual, Regards TB

 

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