If you plan to have ago yourself, first read the wise words of our fellow members further on (the photos below show the EGR valve in a 2.5TD engine! shouldn’t be much different in a 2.8TD): Here it goes: Before you start, it makes it easier if you remove the small pipe going into the top of the EGR valve and the AutoTrans. dipstick out of the way 1- unbolt the two bolts (size 12) facing the auto trans dipstick (Photo 1) 2- Once loose use one hand to completely unbolt, … use the other hand to stop the metal gasket falling of behind the EGR valve! (Photo 2) 3- Once the long bolts are out, remove (slide) the metal gasket out and give it a clean (Photo 3) * If you want to remove the valve completely and give it a good clean, then you need to unbolt two more bolts below the valve… not impossible but it takes more time (which I didn’t have) so I left those untouched… there is enough gap between the EGR valve and the inlet to do the job! 4- Have a drink (mine was Pepsi )… using the metal gasket outlines on a piece of paper, creat your blocking metal sheet (Photos 4 & 5) 5- Wrap a clean cloth around a long thin screwdriver and give the “gap” between the valve and the inlet a good clean… lots of black tar there! 6- Place the blocking metal and the original gasket in the gap! (Photo 6) 7- Bolt and place the autotrans dipstick & valve pipe back!