Is this on the Renault as just ..?
Ah right... In that case , yes it can.. If you do a search on ebay, for EGR blank plates.. for your model- you will see there ready manufactured plates that fit over the hole after you remove the valve ;)
Thanks Mike ,looking at it ,it does apear ton be an easy task to get at it.I am an HGV fitter ,not had much to do with vans etc
Its worse than the Dci / 1.9 models - but its really not that bad at all to be honest... as far as "not bad " goes on Renaults !...
Once there -its just the wiring connector and 3 screws - then wiggle it out..
Sometimes they get quite stuck and you need a pipe wrench or similer on the body to twist it out - it will twist - you wont damage anything.
Is there anything else I can help with while we are in Live Chat?
Does cleaning the valve normaly cure lack of power or is it best left off.
they do get very gunked up... you need to clean the valve thoroughly - also - inspect it carefully - check the end of the valve - it should be blanked off with a circular plate. Sometimes that end plate comes off - ending up in the manifold - if you have a "hole" in the end of the Egr - thats whats happened and you have to strip the manifold off etc to get it out. Other than that - often a good clean will cure it - so long as its the gunge thats stopping it working. If its failed electrically, it is dead - and you have to either blank if off or replace it. Persoanlly on a turbo engine I recommend replace.. but some do blank them.
Anything else just ask - or if we are done, just click the OK ratings to close us out.. ;)
Thanks for the help,will have a go tomorrow