Hi Revjames. You sound a lot like me! Always had Fords, got a disco 300tdi currently and looking to sell in favour of a C-Max!! Yes I do have a blanked off EGR and yes I am sick of throwing a hundred quid at it every time it wants filling up! I'm just doing my reasearch on the best C-Max to get at the moment. Looks like a 1.6tdci 110 Zetec. Watch this space (or another just like it!).