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Jaguar 2.7 diseal -s type. when i put my heater

Jaguar 2.7 diseal -s type. when i put my heater on i get a smell of burning in the cabin & smoke from the n/s of the engine compartment behind the headlights & a noise like something ticking or clicking

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Very common on this car is the EGR valve, it is basically an Exhaust Gas Recycler it reuses the unburnt fumes from the exhaust and pushes them back through the engine to burn again. If this part has failed or has become dirty which is quite often the case on Diesel cars then it would certainly cause the smell in the cab and the ticking.

It's worth mentioning that these can be very expensive around £250 at worst but in most cases you can remove them your self and clean them with carburetter cleaner, don't use anything else though.

Inside the EGR valve is a small sensor not dis similar to that of an air sensor, just spray it with the cleaner leave it to dry naturally and then refit it. if it has worked you will notice the car will feel more responsive to. and the ticking would stop.

Hope this helps


Posted on Nov 07, 2010

Testimonial: "Thank you- will take it off and clean it today. Where is it located & how easy is it to remove & refit? Thanks again"

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  • Dan Doherty
    Dan Doherty Nov 07, 2010

    Hi it should be located on the right hand side of the engine, it is a black and metal color tubeular pice of pipe with a wire going to it. I am not familiar with that particular engine so you might be better off sending me a picture. I will look for an engine picture now. will get back to you.


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    Dan Doherty Nov 07, 2010

  • Dan Doherty
    Dan Doherty Nov 07, 2010

    Sorry you will have to copy and paste the link .



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