My mate says the issue with my car is because of short journeys??? Watch

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EGR - air intake valve
Not quite...
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better take the car to a mechanic to see if it is the DPf problem
or it could be the EGR problem

most cars needs a good run now and again. to heat up and burn the damp moisture whether it is inside the engine, and exhaust pipe being build up with damp .
a car engine is not like a switch : on or off. There are many integral parts which need to be moisture free to be optimise in operation..
And the UK cold wet weather is also different from a hot sunny dry country

so go for a long drive, at least once a month

the DPf - known as diesel particle filter
EGR - air intake valve
Not quite. The EGR valve is the Exhaust Gas Recirculation valve. These ridiculous things send sooty exhaust back around and into the air intake to supposedly help with emissions. While they might work ok when new, once you have a few miles on the car all they do is block up the air intake with gunk - this was the air intake just downstream of the EGR on my Golf TDI when I got it



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