NGK has added to its EGR valve range with the introduction of two new part numbers for a number of popular vehicle applications.
The ignition and sensor specialist introduced 45 references to its NTK brand last March in phase one of the UK launch of a wide range of EGR valves.
The valves – equivalent to their original equipment (OE) counterparts – have now been boosted by the addition of part number EGP0-N113 (stock number 93038) and part number EGP3-A111 (stock no. 97915).
Mark Hallam, marketing manager, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, said: “We are pleased to announce two new to range EGR valves which are now available to the aftermarket.
“They will cater for thousands of popular cars and LCVs on the UK and Ireland’s roads and further improves the comprehensive coverage and convenience that we provide to our aftermarket customers.”
EGP0-N113 will fit a number of 3.0 light commercial vehicles (LCVs) including the Citroen Relay HDI 160 (2006-2014), Fiat Ducato 160 Multijet (2006-2012) and Iveco Daily models (1999-2006, 2006-2010 and 2009-2012) and Peugeot Boxer 250 (2006-2015).
While EGP3-A111 caters for BMW 2.0 models including 1 Series 116d, 118d, 120d and 123d E81, E82, E87 and E88 models (2004-2014), 3 Series 316d, 318d, 320d and Touring E90, E91, E92 and E93 (2005-2014), 5 Series 520d and Touring E60 and E61 (2003-2011) and X3 including xDrive 2.0d E83 (2004-2011).
Plus, EGP3-A111 will also fit MINI 2.0 models including Clubman R55 Cooper D and SD (2006-2015), Cooper R57 Cooper D and SD (2009-2016), Coupe R58 Cooper SD (2011-2016), Paceman R61 Cooper D and SD (2012-2017) and Roadster R59 Cooper SD (2012-2017). It is also applicable for the 1.6 Toyota Verso D-4D (2009-20`18)
The principal function of the exhaust gas recirculation system (EGR) is to reduce the amount of harmful nitrogen oxides (NOx) that are produced during the combustion process. NOx is created when high combustion temperatures enable the nitrogen and oxygen present in the air-fuel mixture to combine.
EGR valves operate by taking some of the exhaust gases from the exhaust manifold and then reintroducing these gases into the intake manifold, mixing them with fresh air.
Originally developed at the beginning of the 1970s, EGR valves first started to be used in Europe in the 1990s in order to meet the ‘Euro 1’ emission standards.
Today, 100 per cent of diesel cars are equipped with EGR valves and 30 per cent of petrol cars.
Many new models will be even equipped with two EGR types (low pressure and high pressure), which means that the replacement part market for these types of valves is likely to grow, corresponding to the level of demand.