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Kevin, UK Car Mechanic
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Skoda 1.6tdi Greenline Nov 2010 reg ECU light is on - most

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Skoda 1.6tdi Greenline Nov 2010 reg ECU light is on - most likely the EGR is the problem. This was renewed 20,000 miles ago - two years running - if this is going to occur every 20k at considerable expense about £500 (valve is behind engine & requires drive shaft removal) I am considering blanking it off. Is it still ok to do this? What about insurance notification?
JA: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?
Customer: The one that looks like a a little engine - I have had the Glow plug light on but not at the moment.
JA: What is the make/model of your car?
Customer: Skoda 1.6 tdi Green line 2010 reg
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I would do it myself with a simple blanking kit, I have done nothing apart from giving the car a good run, it does a lot of fairly short journeys. The light did clear last week but has come back on again.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I am a reasonably competent mechanic.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year ago.

Hi I'm Kevin where did you get egr fitted ? Was it by dealer ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it was an authorised Skoda franchise dealer in Derby.
Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year ago.

Do you know weather vehicle software was updated at the same time ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The health check sheet indicated EGR valve fault which was replaced at a total cost of £491 and the ECU light was reset, i.e. it was not on when I collected the vehicle, nothing else is indicated as having been carried out.
Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year ago.

Ok on these the software is recommended to be updated to latest level to prolong the life of the egr valve . The short journeys won't help but they should be lasting more than two years