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Hi,

I have a workmate with a 2016 Navara Tekna DCI Auto. He has recently got an engine warning light and took it to a Nissan dealer who reported back that it needed a new EGR valve. They mentioned the sum of around £1100. I'm not familiar with Nissan dealer prices, nor the vehicle in question but this seemed like quite a lardy figure! Upon requesting a bit more detail it turns out this is just the cost of the part and the price for them to do the job is more like £2500!!

So he's tried calling one or two more independent places including a company that specialises in EGR valves but the messages he is getting back suggest that they can't work on this model of Navara etc. (including can't scan this model of truck etc.)

I'm an Audi boy and do a fair bit of work on my own car so had a quick google last night and found a video of someone appearing to remove and clean their EGR valve. It looked a pretty straightforward job and if so I'm confused as to the prices that Nissan are wanting.

This is the video:
Can anyone advise if this job is as straightforward as shown here. If so then that is an option for us to try on his truck before parting with silly money? Also if that's the extent of the work then it would be fairly simple to get a new valve and just replace it ourselves? or does it need some computer magicary afterwards? I've seen prices of less than £100 on ebay but also seen [osts here mentioning getting genuine ones from someone called billcar? which are more pricey. Are the cheap ones rubbish?

Also can anyone advise if those Nissan prices seems normal, and also what other options does he have. There is the delete option but he would prefer not to but I guess if needs must :) but even then it seems not too easy to find companies that will do it.


Many thanks to anyone who can offer any insight :D

Jon
 

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Hi,

I have a workmate with a 2016 Navara Tekna DCI Auto. He has recently got an engine warning light and took it to a Nissan dealer who reported back that it needed a new EGR valve. They mentioned the sum of around £1100. I'm not familiar with Nissan dealer prices, nor the vehicle in question but this seemed like quite a lardy figure! Upon requesting a bit more detail it turns out this is just the cost of the part and the price for them to do the job is more like £2500!!

So he's tried calling one or two more independent places including a company that specialises in EGR valves but the messages he is getting back suggest that they can't work on this model of Navara etc. (including can't scan this model of truck etc.)

I'm an Audi boy and do a fair bit of work on my own car so had a quick google last night and found a video of someone appearing to remove and clean their EGR valve. It looked a pretty straightforward job and if so I'm confused as to the prices that Nissan are wanting.

This is the video:
Can anyone advise if this job is as straightforward as shown here. If so then that is an option for us to try on his truck before parting with silly money? Also if that's the extent of the work then it would be fairly simple to get a new valve and just replace it ourselves? or does it need some computer magicary afterwards? I've seen prices of less than £100 on ebay but also seen [osts here mentioning getting genuine ones from someone called billcar? which are more pricey. Are the cheap ones rubbish?

Also can anyone advise if those Nissan prices seems normal, and also what other options does he have. There is the delete option but he would prefer not to but I guess if needs must :) but even then it seems not too easy to find companies that will do it.


Many thanks to anyone who can offer any insight :D

Jon
Welcome to the forum.

What you suggest makes complete sense. I have no idea why the dealer wants to charge so much money, but in most cases main dealers are not selling new cars so are ripping off existing customers. (Bite the hand that feeds!). Saying that, an Audi main dealer tried to charge me £36 labour to change wiper rubbers 20 years ago.

As for the independents, they prefer working on common vehicles and will often turn down anything that isn't a Golf or Fiesta. If you are in the Midlands then Billcar in Shrewsbury come with a formidable reputation for doing a good job.

Some pattern parts on ebay can be a gamble, personally I would bite the bullet and get a genuine one.
 

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Thanks for your replies landmannnn. Very helpful.

Shrewsbury is a bit far. We're up North Derbyshire / South Yorkshire way.

Since my post I had since seen a post mentioning milneroffroad as a source for good EGR valves and that had a working link unlike the billcar links I've spotted here and there. If removal (and therefore replacement) is as straightforward as shown in that video then it seems like a no brainer compared to paying Nissan silly money to do it. It looks like a relatively quick job so I'm just checking I'm not missing anything that would explain the £1.4k Nissan labour charge :eek:

Would there be anything else needed after replacing with a new valve? e.g. would he still need to go somewhere to get the fault cleared etc.?

Thanks
Jon
 
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