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post #1 of 8 Old 05-04-2009, 02:52 AM Thread Starter
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hello to all!

im new to this site but not new to fords, been driving a st tdci for past 4 yearswith no big problems apart from EGR valve going start of this year due to low mileage driven every year, only about 5000. but due to a growing family and also looking for something new i have been looking at buying a c max, am looking to purchase a 2008 1.8 titanium with sports pack, was looking at one today and am impressed with spec and trim and its sporty look, im just wondering if there is anyone on here who has made the same switch and what there thoughts are, am i correct in thinking the EGR issue was corrected in the older models?

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post #2 of 8 Old 05-04-2009, 07:51 PM
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Hi and welcome

The EGR was modified and the software updated so that after switching off, the EGR would rotate a few times to prevent it becoming stuck.
I have the 54 2.0 TDCI and have had a few issues with it but (touching wood!) the use of EGR3 cleaner and a bottle of High Power 3 seems to have done the trick.
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post #3 of 8 Old 05-04-2009, 11:03 PM
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Hi mate they are a lovely car but watch out for the alternator.
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post #4 of 8 Old 05-05-2009, 12:56 AM Thread Starter
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thanks for the replys,

its good to hear the EGR issue has been fixed, but is the alternator problem the one were the car looses power and you loose steering, it seems a bit of a worry, its the only negative i can find!
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post #5 of 8 Old 05-10-2009, 01:06 AM Thread Starter
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well thats the cmax bought and all going to plan should pick it upnext saturday, will look forward to many good years of motoring!
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post #6 of 8 Old 05-10-2009, 01:43 AM
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Brilliant.Let us have your impressions once you have had it a week or two.
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post #7 of 8 Old 05-10-2009, 01:24 PM
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Hi there, total newbie here!!!

just in process of buying a '55 reg c-max, and saw these posts. Sorry if I sound ignorant, I don't have a great deal of mechanical experience, but can you help.... What is the EGR and what isit's problem?
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post #8 of 8 Old 05-10-2009, 09:23 PM
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Hi Owlets64.

What is a EGR? have a look at this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EGR_Valve
What can go wrong? It can become stuck open, Mainly due to short runs and a build up of soot. If you do a search, you'll see what happens and some of the cures as well.
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