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I have read in a few topics about giving the diesel a good belting as it helps to clean out the ERG to get all the **** out. But surly if you constantly did this it would cause engine damage or is this less likely due to diesel engines being stronger then petrol engines.

How often should you give it a good belting
 

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I was told by my local vx dealer that you should give the car a could blasting now and then to clear out the crap. Not that I really needed a reason in the first place. :D

Not sure I'd drive hard all the time as it'll shread tyres and use loads of fuel and the way the fuel prices are going, that's not a good thing! :nah:
 

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If a car is warmed up (obey the 10 minute rule!) then Ive always been told that its good to cane the car from time to time, diesel or petrol. Im sure someone will correct me if im wrong:thumbs:
 

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Ditto

let it warm up and give it some beans!!!

Now and again :thumbs:
 

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Rev it till it stops then change gear (Y)
:lol::lol::lol: At least you'll know the rev limiter works :lol::lol::lol:
 

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I can only talk from my one experience here but 90% of the time I drive slow enough to drive Miss Daisy, but every now and again when the need arises my car gets the kicking of a lifetime,
24k later I have had no EGR / Swirlflap or any other issues (touch wood)
 

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tru i drive slow as well and then give it beating once in a while. Got swirl valve error code but doesnt seem to have affected the performance. Cleaned out EGR but havent noticed any difference yet :mad:
 

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:lol::lol::lol: At least you'll know the rev limiter works :lol::lol::lol:
It does work, but the my car don't like it.

I had an old car an Escort 1.6CVH carbs and no limiter. It was a piece of **** but it would spit flames on the overrun!
 
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