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Default Black Smoke - EGR? - 12th August 2017, 09:58 AM

Hi, I (well my son) has a 2006 One Diesel 1.4 with the Toyota 1.4 unit, which, to be fair at almost 110k goes really well. I was following behind him recently and noticed under hard acceleration there was (a lot) of Black soot coming from the exhaust. I suspect, from other diesel cars I have owned, that this is most likely a blocked EGR valve which could do with a good clean? Any ideas on this and where the EGR is on this particular engine. Thanks.
  
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Default 12th August 2017, 08:27 PM

It could either be a blocked egr value or a blocked/faulty dpf. On the location of the valve, it's at the bottom right of the engine block as shown in the videos below.





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Default 13th August 2017, 10:19 AM

Thanks very much appreciated. I will start with the EGR, have a look and see how gunked up it is, then move onto the DPF if required as I understand that is a bit of a ballache? It is mostly motorway miles on the car so, fingers crossed, EGR most likely culprit?
  
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Default 13th August 2017, 12:03 PM

Hope it is the EGR which never throws up any error codes and it fails without any warning, we learnt this the hard way when our previous Countryman broke down with an EGR failure on the motorway with my wife behind the wheel. Not sure what brand of fuel you are using, for the past year we have been using Shell V-Power nitro+ in both our MINIs to keep the EGR clean, certainly working for us with much better performance and fuel consumption.


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Hope it is the EGR which never throws up any error codes and it fails without any warning, we learnt this the hard way when our previous Countryman broke down with an EGR failure on the motorway with my wife behind the wheel. Not sure what brand of fuel you are using, for the past year we have been using Shell V-Power nitro+ in both our MINIs to keep the EGR clean, certainly working for us with much better performance and fuel consumption.
Its my son's car but he/we always use Shell, with the occasional V Power treat for it. I have got an X Type Jaguar (which has the Ford Mondeo Diesel engine) which, when I cleaned the EGR on that at 78k was almost blocked, absolutely horrific. I am expecting therefore this to be the same as he is on about 109k now, mostly motorway though. My wife has got a 2008 1.6 PSA Cooper D with 110k, so, if I can find that EGR, probably worth having a look at that one to? I use a bit of 2 Stroke oil in all my Diesels with a mix of 2-Ethyl-Hexyl Nitrate Cetane Booster, which certainly makes them quieter, smoother and more perky!
  
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