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jeffnat68
HI all.Just curious to know if any of you on here that have installed egr blanking plates have noticed any real difference with their motors i.e,increased fuel economy,better performance etc etc.Thinking about fitting one to my 1.6 tdci but not sure of the benefits if there are any.Looking forward to your feedback.Jeff. :mellow:
FOCA
Hi

Generally speaking, what people notice when they fit a (solid, stainless steel) blanking plate is, the car runs a little smoother, before the blanking plate was fitted there may have been a hesitation or "flat spot" this may dissapear, and the engine responds better

Often, before the (solid) blanking plate is fitted, there may have been quite a lot of smoke when the car is accelerating hard at full throttle, this may be reduced

The biggest improvement is seen when a faulty EGR is blanked

but it depends on the car, driving style, etc etc

With the (solid) blanking plate fitted, the EGR system cannot fail anymore (scince it is disabled) so long term reliability is improved

A solid plate prevents any more carbon from contaminating the intake/ inlet manifold of the engine, any reliability issues arising from that willl no longer apply

As yoy probably know blanking the EGR will not cause a 2013 UK MOT failure, and if you have a EURO3 engine, you can fit a plate without the EML (engine management light) coming on, and in a EURO4/5 the EML may come on but will not cause other problems and can be reset

"holed" plates (with holes that let gasses through) are no use, alloy plates can melt through, mild steel can rust, so a solid, stainless steel plate of a decent thickness are the ones to go for

I think that just about covers it
jeffnat68
Thanx for reply foca.Have you blanked your egr valve?I have the sensor on top of my egr valve so a bit reluctant on blanking it as I don't want the eml to come on as I have no obd2 scanner and reset device yet.Also its an instant fail on mots now I have read somewhere if the eml is on.Is there another way in blanking my type of egr valve as my car seems to run a bit lumpy?Thanx Jeff.
FOCA
It was going to be that the EML being on/ coming on was to be compusory (EML coming on causing a fail) in 2012 in a UK MOT test.

(due to the UK MOT test being changed to be closer to the European test/s)

This never happened, and the EML coming on was only an "advisory" in 2012 (would not fail an MOT test for this reason)

This is the reality even though forums, and even Motoring magazines, and newspapers reported that an EML (light) coming on would cause an MOT fail in 2012

If and when exactly the EML coming on/ being on in a UK MOT test becomes a "compulsory" (an MOT fail for this reason) i don't know, and any "gossip"/ "rumours" about this i hear/ read online/ even in newspapers etc, i would take with a "pinch of salt"

Even the official VOSA mot testers "bible" was hard to interpret and suppliments to clarify some of these issues had to be released (looked like a "u-turn" on issues like this if you asked me)

So i would want clarification on this directly from a qualified MOT tester

If the EML light not being on/ coming on is/ was to be made "compulsory" the light would have to be on/ come on during the test to be a fail - 2 minites afterwards wouldent count (cause a fail)

I developed a prototype EGR blanking "kit" for certain Fords, several years ago

I have fitted blanking plates to my cars from about 7 years ago (as far as i remember) - i have a "souped up" mk3 Mondeo euro3 that has had a total EGR delete for several years, it has the original turbo, injectors pumps, etc etc, it runs very well and is very reliable - the EGR being blanked (removed) has helped this reliability a lot (no muck in my inlet!) (i have heard of Ford owners that are on their 4th egr valve!)

You can get a code reader quite cheaply (plugs into laptop)

I have a Superchips Bluefin handset for sale, no laptop required (its a "stand alone" handheld unit) this can read your codes/ reset them as oftem as you like for less than the cost of a garage doing it once (to FOC members)

link-

[url="http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/38645-for-sale-bluefin-superchip-4-ford-mondeo-focus-fiesta-transit-turbo-tdci-tddi-bf05-ford-t/"]http://www.fordowner...di-bf05-ford-t/[/url]

i would take £50+£10 P+P for it (cost a lot more but its just sitting there - i have a new one)

Once you have the means to reset your EML if you fit a solid blanking plate and are not happy with it (eg the EML coming on (if it does) is annoying you/ you feel it makes no difference etc ) you can always remove it again - they only cast about a fiver

Some (with euro4 engines) prefer not to run with a solid blanking plate and clean out their inlets every few months, some prefer to run with a solid plate and reset their EML (strangely, on the same model of car, the EML may come on soon or ages after bieing reset)

On a euro3 engine, i can unreservedly recommend fitting a (solid) blanking plate
jeffnat68
Thanx again for reply foca.What dose the egr sensor sence?Is it the amount of exhaust gas flowing past it or pressure?Is there a way that the sensor could be retrofitted somewhere along the exhaust line to stop the eml coming on and then permanately sealing the space where the egr should fit?Just a thought.... :)
FOCA
It depends on the exact design, the EGR sensor may be a potentiometer, (variable resistor) the measures the position of the EGR valve - so the EGR "knows" the position of the EGR valve - its a mechanical position sensor so no point in placing it in the exhaust.(with this type of sensor)

If there was an additional flow or pressure sensor (seperate to the MAF and MAP sensors) it would be designed to work in the inlet, not the exhaust, so would not work in the exhaust

All kinds of things have been tried, (ive heard all sorts of ideas, many there is no way they could work)

Simply fitting a solid plate works, or disconnecting wire to the EGR valve (the valve must be sealing/ not faulty for this) both may generate a fault code and put the EML on though, which is reset with a code reader


Many remappers have deleted the EGR electronically on other makes of car, so the EML does not come on (as part of a remap, often withe the DPF phisically and electronically removed) but found electronic EGR delete difficult to achieve on a EURO4 / 5 Fords

There was someone claimig to be able to do this on other forums but it turned out tio be not the case (but theoretically possible on EURO4/ 5 Fords)

Ultimately the best way is all the EGR components are phisically removed/ replaced and the EGR deleted electronically

I have a total EGR delete on my car, (with special parts etc) but it is a EURO3 so realatively easy to do

My bluefin (dedcated Ford obd1/11 code reader/ resetter) is still for sale if you are interested .
jeffnat68
Thanx again foca. I think I will just unplug the connector to the egr for now and see if that will work. But how do I check to see if the egr is closed? Thanx Jeff
FOCA
If the car runs better (as described above) it is probably sealing down,

If it runs badly with lots of smoke, it is probably stuck open.

The only way to be sure is to fit a solid plate.
Carl0s
This is the case that im also interested. I drive 1.6 TDCi witch i guess, is an euro 4 engine. So in this case, if i put a blocking plate on the egr, i will get repeated EML light on? I do have few OBD redeader (F-Super & ELM-FF2) so i can reset the EML, but does it pop right back on when i restart the car? Since in finland, you will get rejected on MOT if there is any malfunction on anti pollution devices (they do an OBD test to read the codes, and if something pops out -> rejected).
FOCA
[quote name='Carl0s' timestamp='1359284542' post='230682']
This is the case that im also interested. I drive 1.6 TDCi witch i guess, is an euro 4 engine. So in this case, if i put a blocking plate on the egr, i will get repeated EML light on? I do have few OBD redeader (F-Super & ELM-FF2) so i can reset the EML, but does it pop right back on when i restart the car? Since in finland, you will get rejected on MOT if there is any malfunction on anti pollution devices (they do an OBD test to read the codes, and if something pops out -> rejected).
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I have a euro3 and a euro4 car that i have blanked/ disabled the EGR, the euro3 has been permenantly blanked/ deleted for years with no problems the euro4 car occasionally flashes the EML once in a while, different cars/ people have had difeerent results (same model of car) some EMLs come on straight away, some can take weeks or more before the EML comes on, after blanking the EGR -

i have a theory that if you drive "potter" around the "EGR active area" approx 1500-2000rpm, the light is more likely to come on, and if you tend to drive harder (and keeping the revs higher) it is less likely/ will take longer to come on - its just a theory though

Im sure you will think of something to pass the Finland MOT :)
Carl0s
[quote name='FOCA' timestamp='1359285986' post='230686']
I have a euro3 and a euro4 car that i have blanked/ disabled the EGR, the euro3 has been permenantly blanked/ deleted for years with no problems the euro4 car occasionally flashes the EML once in a while, different cars/ people have had difeerent results (same model of car) some EMLs come on straight away, some can take weeks or more before the EML comes on, after blanking the EGR -

i have a theory that if you drive "potter" around the "EGR active area" approx 1500-2000rpm, the light is more likely to come on, and if you tend to drive harder (and keeping the revs higher) it is less likely/ will take longer to come on - its just a theory though

Im sure you will think of something to pass the Finland MOT :)
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Yeah, if nothing else helps, then i need to stash a bottle of "clear" to the compartment where to obd plug is ;)

But, that eases a lot if its not like instant eml on, so clearing the dtc's right before the mot, and it should just fly by.
jeffnat68
Well I unplugged the connector to the egr and took car for a drive.Car felt rough and after a while eml came on.Checked code with my new obd scanner and it says exhaust gas flow rate low.So cleared light and plugged connector back in.Looks like egr has stuck open as foca said may happen.So a blanking plate it is then.
jeffnat68
Just an after thought.I don't see any black smoke in rear view mirrors when I boot it so will that mean the egr valve is working as I am not sure if its stuck open all the time and if it is what difference would there be if the egr valve was closed?
jeffnat68
Hi all.This may sound like a dumb question but where do the gasses go when you have blanked the egr?Thanx Jeff..
FOCA
[quote name='jeffnat68' timestamp='1359495600' post='231554']
Hi all.This may sound like a dumb question but where do the gasses go when you have blanked the egr?Thanx Jeff..
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No, its not a dumb question - the gasses will go out the exhaust pipe (where they should go)

And not into the inlet manifold (where they ought not to go- but will if the EGR is not removed/ disabled blanked)

The name is a bit of a giveaway - EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation)

The fundamentals are very simple - a realatively small amount of exhaust gasses are diverted from the exhaust and fed into the inlet controlled by the EGR valve blocking/ removing or disabling the EGR valve means all the ehhaust gasses will go out the exhaust - so no dirty exhaust gasses get into the inlet to cause contamination, flat spots, hesitation poor running etc if the EGR system is blocked/ disabled, it cannot fail - improving reliability
IINexusII
Should be getting my solid blanking plate this week. I also have a Euro 4 engine so ill report back how it goes and if theres any codes or something :)
jeffnat68
[u]I think I will buy an alloy one from ebay then use it as a template and make a stainless steel one out of one my wifes oven trays..lol.Just hope she don't notice it missing...[/u]
Carl0s
[quote name='jeffnat68' timestamp='1359547793' post='231680']
[u]I think I will buy an alloy one from ebay then use it as a template and make a stainless steel one out of one my wifes oven trays..lol.Just hope she don't notice it missing...[/u]
[/quote]

I would just skip buying the alloy one. Take the egr pipe off, and you can use the end of it as a template :)
jeffnat68
[u]good idea carl0s....[/u]
jeffnat68
[u]Got egr blanking plate today from ebay and decided to try and fit it.What a pain in the ass.Took of everything according to Haynes manual but I just cant get the bottom bolt off the egr valve as I just cant get to it with a spanner or socket as the fuel pipes are all in the way and I don't want to risk breaking or kinking any pipes etc.So have decided to have a rethink on it.Is there a way that the pipe which goes from the egr cooler to the inlet manifold can be blocked in any way to prevent gasses going in the inlet manifold?Ihave taken some pics of it but don't know how to upload them.....Any help will be great...Jeff....Also an afterthought..would a blocked egr valve be better than a clean or new one?Seeing as the whole point in blanking an egr is to prevent the gasses from getting in to the inlet manifold so surely an egr which is caked in carbon and totally blocked or even slightly blocked will act the same as blanking it or deleting it?Also would it not be better to block the gasses after they have gone through the egr and past the cooler so the ecu still senses a flow of gasses and keeps the eml from coming on?I thought about sticking some exhaust sealent in the cooler pipe just before it goes to the inlet manifold.....[/u]
jeffnat68
this is the hose that comes from the cooler into the inlet manifold.How about blocking it here???
FOCA
Even if there is a tiny pinhole/ leak through the valve, it will allow gasses into the inlet, the exhaust is under significant pressure so the carbon is unlikely to be completely blocked, better for it to be completely sealed, reliably

you can block it at either end of the egr pipe (the blanking plate may need to be thicker closer to the exhaust- to take the increased heat) however, if you block it at any point along the tube, the flow will stop, and the ECU will not detect flow

Your pipe looks a complicated shape and appears to fit inside the cooler etc, it does not seem like a flat plate would fit on it, your idea of the exhaust paste may work (eg - gun gum) as long as you can get it to seal
jeffnat68
What I might do is take the pipe off that comes from the cooler and into the manifold and wedge a correct sized ball bearing in with some gun gum and refit.Do you thick it would work Foca?
FOCA
Yes,may work, you have to make sure the ball bearing can't fall into the inlet or exhaust manifolds.
Carl0s
I wouldnt do that, just the combination of ballbearing + gun gum / exhaust paste / anything eaven remotely close to some sort of glue gives you the tickle of DIY repair whit plastic bands and ducktape.... :/

I would try to and fit the blanking plate according to the original plan. If there is atleast of ~10 - 15cm of fuell pipe between the fixing point of the pipe, and the point where you should bend it, it can actualy take quite a much punishment whitout having any effect... The main thing is to go by "feel" as long as its "springy" youll be all right. (i was able to bend the 1:st cylinders pipe nearly all the way to 4:th whitout any damage when i changed my injectors and seals)

But, if thats out of the books, i would take the car to metal shop that has a TIG welder, and a guy who knows how to use it. Then un-fix the egr pipe from the intake, and install round blocking plate inside, and weld it together (this is where the guy needs to know what hes doing, in order to seal it properly).

Or, another idea that just bounced to my mind: Unfix the pipe from the valvecover, the "lip" that goes inside the intake looks like the same diameter as eberspächer exhaust. Fix the eberspächer exhaustpipe to the EGR pipe, and route it somewhere under the car, and just install some cover to the intake, to prevent any dirt getting into it. Thisway, the egr remains "functional", there is gas flow, so you wount be getting any EML, but the gasses from the EGR goes straight out, and not inside the engine.

Now when i think of it, i think the best option is the second whit the TIG welder... Should be easyest, and somewhat most cost efficient, since any skilled welder should fix the plate in like ~5minutes... Just drive on the shop, pull your engine cover off, unscrew 2x 10mm bolts, and he can start welding ! You have a quick smoke / coffee / tea, and when youre finished, so should be the welder!


EDIT: But... still, personaly, im going to block the EGR as close to the exhaust as possible, stripping it off as much as possible... (tho, ill be doing it whit the engine out, since i need to swap it anyways) Just the idea of making the car breath its own excrement makes me want to puch in the face of the guy who invented EGR...
lottysvdub
Jeffnat68
I have just ordered a blanking plate for my car..... I've fitted god knows how many egr valves to these engines but have decided to blank mine off. So when I've fitted mine if you like we could meet up and I will happily give you a hand with yours.
Blanking it off at the end of the pipe where it goes in to the top cover would almost be impossible due to the shape of the inlet..... I'm almost sure the blanking plate you have and what I have ordered will not take long to fit and your quite local to me.... I live near Verwood just north of Bournemouth.
FOCA
[quote name='Carl0s' timestamp='1359839721' post='232641']
I wouldnt do that, just the combination of ballbearing + gun gum / exhaust paste / anything eaven remotely close to some sort of glue gives you the tickle of DIY repair whit plastic bands and ducktape.... :/

I would try to and fit the blanking plate according to the original plan.

Fix the eberspächer exhaustpipe to the EGR pipe, and route it somewhere under the car, and just install some cover to the intake, to prevent any dirt getting into it. Thisway, the egr remains "functional", there is gas flow, so you wount be getting any EML, but the gasses from the EGR goes straight out, and not inside the engine.

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Probably right about the ball bearing/ gun gum :)

Adding a second exaust would not work - especially if the egr is tapped off the exhaust manifold, because it would reduce the energy going to the turbine (turbo would not boost up)

Effectively its a second exhaust/ hole in the exhaust manifold that bypasses the turbo

And the ecu would not "see" the flow anyway

Yes, EGRs are a silly idea on a diesel engine
jeffnat68
[quote name='lottysvdub' timestamp='1359840368' post='232645']
Jeffnat68
I have just ordered a blanking plate for my car..... I've fitted god knows how many egr valves to these engines but have decided to blank mine off. So when I've fitted mine if you like we could meet up and I will happily give you a hand with yours.
Blanking it off at the end of the pipe where it goes in to the top cover would almost be impossible due to the shape of the inlet..... I'm almost sure the blanking plate you have and what I have ordered will not take long to fit and your quite local to me.... I live near Verwood just north of Bournemouth.
[/quote] Thanx for the invitation mate but I managed to fit the plate me self on the egr valve and so far so good.I had to unbolt the fuel filter housing and shove it out the way so I could access the bottom egr mounting bolt.Just going to reset ecu and see if there is any difference in running etc..How you getting on with fitting yours?
lottysvdub
Hey Jeff
Not had a chance to fit mine yet as I ended up in hospital on Tuesday with a blood clot in an artery lol so the cars not been touched. Hopefully I will get it fitted in the next week and let you know how it goes..
Have you had any issues with yours since you fitted it like the engine light coming on or any other types of issues??.
jeffnat68
Sorry to hear that mate,hope all is well now.So far so good with the egr blanking plate.No eml on yet and car seems smoover throughout the gears apart from around 1800 revs but that could be due to the inlet manifold clogged up with carbon and soot etc,so when the better weather gets here I might have a go at cleaning it.I think I will take the plate out to see what it looks like and then take some pics to make a guide for all 1.6 ers to follow..
focus zetec s black
lol epic thread ball bearing and gum gum chuckled.....

anyone got a link for a 1.8tdci m2 focus egr blank?
Mike77
There is a rough guide on here from about a week ago, titled something like 'egr blanking plate fitted' and that is for the 1.8tdci
focus zetec s black
[quote name='Mike77' timestamp='1360458319' post='234567']
There is a rough guide on here from about a week ago, titled something like 'egr blanking plate fitted' and that is for the 1.8tdci
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its a link to blank i need mate
jeffnat68
try fleebay..cost you a couple of quid..
lottysvdub
So Jeff have you had any issues since fitting your plate..... I'm hoping to get mine done tomorrow :D
jeffnat68
[quote name='lottysvdub' timestamp='1360955875' post='236105']
So Jeff have you had any issues since fitting your plate..... I'm hoping to get mine done tomorrow :D
[/quote] No problems at all mate.No engine managements lights on.I scanned for codes the other day with my obd 2 scanner but nothing.All I need to do now is wait till the warmer weather gets here and strip inlet manifold off engine and give it a good clean coz Car seems to have flat spots round the 1700 rpm mark.You got a 1.6 tdci or 1.8?
lottysvdub
Excellent...... I have a 1.6 with dpf..... Theres not a lot I haven't done on these engines but it's really the 1st experience of blanking off the egr..... Like I said I'm hoping to get mine done tomorrow..... If not Sunday.
Glad yours is going well and as soon as mine is done i will post up my results lol.
Giffer2
If you disconnect the sensor to install the plate couldn't a resistor of the right value be connected to the sensor so to trick the ecu into thinking all is well?
FOCA
[quote name='Giffer2' timestamp='1360959514' post='236139']
If you disconnect the sensor to install the plate couldn't a resistor of the right value be connected to the sensor so to trick the ecu into thinking all is well?
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Tried it - the ECU can detect the difference in flow and if the flow stops (eg blanking plate) the ECU interprets this as a faulty EGR valve and a "lack of flow" error code is flagged up

Somebody made a circut that emulated the effect of the flow, but i don't know if this was ever fitted to a Ford

On top of that some EGR systems have a potentiometer (variable resistor) to give feedback to the ECU about the position of the (motorised) valve, if the ECU does not recieve the changes to the potentiometer that correspond to the valve/ motor, again a fault code will pop up

there was someone claiming to do remaps and an electronic EGR delete (so the EML did not come on when blanking the EGR) but this turned out not to be true

this can be done with other cars, but not Ford Euro 4s or 5s (theoretically it is possible)

So the best way with Ford euro 4 or 5s is to blank the EGR with a solid stainless steel plate and reset the EML (when it comes on) with a code reader regularly

All the above is with Euro 4/5 Ford engines
jeffnat68
Mines a euro 4 emisions car and no eml on yet so maybe not all cars are the same...
Giffer2
[quote name='FOCA' timestamp='1360963943' post='236181']
Tried it - the ECU can detect the difference in flow and if the flow stops (eg blanking plate) the ECU interprets this as a faulty EGR valve and a "lack of flow" error code is flagged up

Somebody made a circut that emulated the effect of the flow, but i don't know if this was ever fitted to a Ford

On top of that some EGR systems have a potentiometer (variable resistor) to give feedback to the ECU about the position of the (motorised) valve, if the ECU does not recieve the changes to the potentiometer that correspond to the valve/ motor, again a fault code will pop up

there was someone claiming to do remaps and an electronic EGR delete (so the EML did not come on when blanking the EGR) but this turned out not to be true

this can be done with other cars, but not Ford Euro 4s or 5s (theoretically it is possible)

So the best way with Ford euro 4 or 5s is to blank the EGR with a solid stainless steel plate and reset the EML (when it comes on) with a code reader regularly

All the above is with Euro 4/5 Ford engines
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For it to detect the flow has stopped it must be reading a sensor somewhere, I might have to do a little investigation and see how the egr works on the focus.
salsheikh
[quote name='focus zetec s black' timestamp='1360457451' post='234566']
lol epic thread ball bearing and gum gum chuckled.....

anyone got a link for a 1.8tdci m2 focus egr blank?
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try this one
[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EGR-blanking-plate-ford-focus-1-8-tdci-tddi-durotech-4mm-steel-/330705297644?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4cff9260ec"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EGR-blanking-plate-ford-focus-1-8-tdci-tddi-durotech-4mm-steel-/330705297644?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4cff9260ec[/url]

guide here
[url="http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/40279-egr-blank-fitted-18-tdci-08-plate/page__hl__%2Begr+%2Bfitted"]http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/40279-egr-blank-fitted-18-tdci-08-plate/page__hl__%2Begr+%2Bfitted[/url]
Carl0s
UPDATE: Just switced my personal opinnion of the EGR planking. Since i lifted the whole engine out of the car, i had a chance to take a closer look whats happening on the EGR, and it seems like the egr double functions as heatexhanger, and the heat goes directly to the interior heat exhanger. So, plank the EGR -> You lose some of the interior heating, witch is not desirable on nordic countries.

So, the best thing would be to allow the exhaust gasses to pass to the heat exchanger, but prevent them from going to the intake...
FOCA
[quote name='Carl0s' timestamp='1361054791' post='236424']
UPDATE: Just switced my personal opinnion of the EGR planking. Since i lifted the whole engine out of the car, i had a chance to take a closer look whats happening on the EGR, and it seems like the egr double functions as heatexhanger, and the heat goes directly to the interior heat exhanger. So, plank the EGR -> You lose some of the interior heating, witch is not desirable on nordic countries.

So, the best thing would be to allow the exhaust gasses to pass to the heat exchanger, but prevent them from going to the intake...
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Yes, the EGR cooler is connected to the exhaust manifold, and as well as cooling the gasses to the valve, it heats the coolant before it goes to the cabin heater

It does not have a massive effect, (does not heat up the coolant/ cabin heater that much) but you can leave the EGR cooler connected and blank it just past the EGR cooler

I previously did this, and removed all the other EGR components, scince fitting my electric water pump, ive bypassed the cooler as well

I had considered a bypass valve/ switch for the cooler, (bypassing the cooler for summer/ routing coolant through it for winter) but i found the heating effect of the cooler wasnt that much, it would have added un-nessesary complexity and to help keep things cool for the (very expensive) pump the EGR cooler has been known to split/ leak, so ditching it improves reliability, removing the cooler and blanking it on the manifold improves performance/ efficiency/ economy/ reduces lag by reducing the volume (slightly) and reducing the heat loss between the exhaust valves/ turbine
lottysvdub
Ok so today I fitted my blanking plate..... Like Jeff said move the fuel filter and mount out the way and it's easy.... Under 30mins in total to fit... On start up all ok so I left her to idle for a while..... No problems so off for a.20 mile road test with my Solus diagnostic system in the boot just in case..... Car feels smoother on acceleration..... I'm sure it is lol and no warning lights on at all so far. And it hasn't made the slightest difference to the heater in my car..... Lovely and toasty still lol.
I will keep on using it and report back with any issues but so far I'm well happy with it
salsheikh
mines been working fine too and no MIL lights at all, plus she doesnt feel like she is gonna stall when pulling away which is another bonus.
jeffnat68
[quote name='lottysvdub' timestamp='1361124234' post='236626']
Ok so today I fitted my blanking plate..... Like Jeff said move the fuel filter and mount out the way and it's easy.... Under 30mins in total to fit... On start up all ok so I left her to idle for a while..... No problems so off for a.20 mile road test with my Solus diagnostic system in the boot just in case..... Car feels smoother on acceleration..... I'm sure it is lol and no warning lights on at all so far. And it hasn't made the slightest difference to the heater in my car..... Lovely and toasty still lol.
I will keep on using it and report back with any issues but so far I'm well happy with it
[/quote] Glad all went smoovely mate.Are you gonna clean all the carbon out of the inlet manifold?I think I will wait till the warmer weather gets here to do mine as its looks a right bitch of a job...Do you have a flat spot at 1700 revs.?Mine does so putting it down to carbon build up in inlet manifold like foca has mentioned before.Do you reckon spraying a good cleaner into the inlet manifold will clean it out?Just a thought... :)
Carl0s
[quote name='lottysvdub' timestamp='1361124234' post='236626'] And it hasn't made the slightest difference to the heater in my car..... Lovely and toasty still lol.
I will keep on using it and report back with any issues but so far I'm well happy with it
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When the temperature goes bellow -20, you realy want to get all the possible heat to the cabin :) So, i keep mine unblankt untill summer / i get some spare money to buy eberspächer :)

But dont get me wrong, i still think the EGR is in "hall of fame" of the idiotic invention, and it should be blanked. But, i just can bear any cold, so im holding on whit my knuckles white to any heat i can get :)
jeffnat68
[quote name='Carl0s' timestamp='1361134634' post='236690']
When the temperature goes bellow -20, you realy want to get all the possible heat to the cabin :) So, i keep mine unblankt untill summer / i get some spare money to buy eberspächer :)

But dont get me wrong, i still think the EGR is in "hall of fame" of the idiotic invention, and it should be blanked. But, i just can bear any cold, so im holding on whit my knuckles white to any heat i can get :)
[/quote] we live near sunny Bournemouth where it rarely gets below -5 let alone -20 so shouldn't be a problem... :)
lottysvdub
Hey Jeff..... Mine hasn't got a flatspot that I had noticed to be honest I will check it out next time I'm out in it. And yep I will take the manifold off at some point just to clean out the carbon..... But I will be using the company steam cleaner and then leaving it to dry out for a day or so..... I've done a few at work and most chemical cleaners seem to shift it but you can normally scrape out loads with a flat blade screwdriver.... You just need to be careful when doing so.... Also if your doing your manifold you will need to remove your injector fuel pipes as they run across the top of the manifold..... These should really be replaced as they arenonly meant to be used once..... But if your careful you can get away with using them again. If you want a hand when you do it give me a yell.....

Carlos...... -20 yep you need all the heat you can get mate lol...... I think I would be looming to make a heated steering wheel and foot pedals lol


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