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  1. I'd follow his recommendation of not blanking until after he is done remapping encase somthing goes wrong with his alterations he can't then blame you. Overall id say the main thing is; He knows where he stands with a completely standard base map. And can adjust that accordingly๐Ÿ‘ As we know; blanking the egr valve slightly increases exhaust gas flow and reduces lag; this will adjust the dyno graph figures and possibly confuse him a bit when adding his perimiters for remapping. Bottom line; id just hold off on blanking until he is done remapping, and if he does electronically delete the egr valve; id still physically blank it because a bump in the road could cause the dead valve to open permanently if not physically blanked aswell then it could constantly contaminate the oil. If you can get your hands on a K&N57s Induction kit I highly recommend it for performance too ๐Ÿ‘
  2. Living Room Project

    Thanks mate, And I really appreciate the advice on brackets as it's somthing I'll be looking in to in more detail soon, I probably won't be purchasing the TV until January Sales but it will be in the 42-48" region and LED. I know January's a bit of a while away but I've gotta purchase tiles for hallway, three door frames, doors, handles, Solid oak floor, floating mantle and a sofa or two first ๐Ÿ˜… tv and possibly soundbar will be very final items so I currently anticipate it will be around January when purchasing all going well. I plan to purchase the bracket in coming weeks and have it mounted on wall in preparation prior to painting the room. My mother has her living room TV mounted on a swivel bracket comes out of the wall and turns left-right I'm looking for a flat mounted bracket which tilts. I would like it to sit close to the wall because the side of the television will be visible on entering the room ๐Ÿ˜• I know that's a bit controversial to your advice regarding the Xbox but when the tv goes on the wall in plugging all cables in; then the cabinet in the corner mirrors the rear of the tv because I'm installing all cables the tv is capable of taking before the tv goes in to place. I don't currently need 4 HDMI cables but there going in for future compatability. I'm also seeking to find out; how long are the cables between voltage adaptor and Television on these large screens. I would prefer not to have to try and hide the voltage adaptor block behind the tv if possible if prefer to have it behind the cabinet and phish the power cable through to the TV. Aside from the living room TV being mounted on wall, I have a 28" LED which is in the bedroom above the living room, I plan to mount it on the chimney breast wall with a flush mount tilt bracket was thinking this one: Again I appreciate advice ๐Ÿ‘
  3. Things I Don't Like

    Main Pig Character in the new "Angry Birds" Movie is called Leonard ๐Ÿ˜ญ
  4. Things I Don't Like

    My mother anytime I visit spend day doing stuff intead of chatting ๐Ÿ˜ง
  5. Living Room Project

    Meassured up the living room wall today to find the centre location. i then marked out two locations where the 32mm flexible PVC Drain pipe will exit in to the wall; from rear of cabinet and enter at rear of television mounted on centre of the wall. Followed by cutting off the excess length from the 3 Metre coil: The 32mm pipe will exit through to the kitchen and re-enter behind the tv, The kitchen side of the wall is going to be partitioned and slabed with insulated plasterboards, the 32mm pipe will be housed inside this partition cavity instead of chasing out the blocks and installing. This option was suggested to me by the builder whom pointed out; by routing cables out to rear of wall then returning back in where required, your eliminating any risk of ever drilling in to the cables at a later date when mounting a bracket or possibly a sound bar. Now for the difficult part; fitting all of these cables inside๐Ÿ˜ฏ 4 x 4M HDMI Cables V2.0 1 x 4M Flat CAT7 RJ45 Cable 1 x 4M C13 plug power cable 240V 1 x 5M Phono Cable 1 x 5M RG6 Quad Shielded Coaxial Cable Took around two hours but well worth the efforts as all the cables are within the pipe and moving freely; meaning the excess cable can be pulled back to rear of cabinet where it won't be saw. The loom is now ready for install next week ๐Ÿ‘im very pleased with the result on this as i was unsure it was going to work out ๐Ÿ˜…
  6. Replacement speakers for blown Ford ones.

    They bolt in using M6x20 bolts, 10mm M6 washers and nylon lock nuts both purchased separately from local DIY store ๐Ÿ‘ Front: Rear:
  7. Exhaust hangers

    Here's the Ford parts mate Passenger hanger is: 130395 Drivers hanger is: 130393 (this is one you have in hand) Here is a picture of the drivers side exhaust mount which you have in your hand there; fitted to my focus Rear of focus is to the left of the image, exhaust tip is on left side of this image below๐Ÿ‘‡ Andrew is right; just need to turn it around ๐Ÿ‘Œ Also here's drivers side: not sure if you will need to purchase passenger side part number: 130395 Both exhaust hangers are essentially the same with the exception of hole formation for bolting to chassis frame๐Ÿ‘ I purchased both at home of fitting and provided them to souhans alpng with the exhaust and got nothing back so i assumed both were required but the stock passengers side hanger; may be the same I don't know and couldn't supply as souhans used it to hang my replacement single pipe.
  8. Hi John, Thanks, If the remap is being done specifically for your vehicle on a Dyno rolling road; then your best blanking the egr before remap for best results. But if the remap is downloading a file to your ecu, then it doesn't matter if you blank before or after remap. Electronic egr valve delete is an option but it causes a judder every 30 seconds when engine is running in parked position etc. Mechanical blanking using the guide is best and also cheaper. I'm not linked to any sellers of the blanking plates I only advise to purchase a stainless steel plate which linked seller supplies ๐Ÿ‘ Blanking will reduce turbo lag slightly and lower carbon emissions, however the main reason for blanking the EGR valve is to prevent exhaust has recirculation; which heavily contaminates oil with carbon leading to blockage in turbo oil free pipe causing catastrophic turbo failure.
  9. Replacement speakers for blown Ford ones.

    Need aftermarket speaker adaptors then a set of 6.5" speakers either in component form if there front speakers or coaxil if there rear door speakers all four doors take four whores and a 6.5" speaker with the additional adaptors, I had full set of stock speakers and binned them around a year ago as I didn't think anyone would want them๐Ÿ˜• here's link to the adaptors: Front speaker adaptors: Rear speaker adaptors:
  10. Living Room Project

    Thanks mate, Venitian blinds are due to be installed sometime this week then plastering on Tuesday ๐Ÿ‘
  11. Living Room Project

    Bit of a late night update; This image was taken monday night; last time I'll be able to stand in The kitchen and see The living room ๐Ÿ˜ข going to kinda miss it now ๐Ÿ˜… but excited to see results. I installed the solid Oak window sill monday morning in preparation for builder arriving today, I was holding off on fitting until last minute as our son likes to pick up hand tools if he can get them and take action ๐Ÿ˜ I also meassured up the Chimney Breast to diagnose the exact loction where the power cable will connect to the Celsi ElectriFlame, Chased out the section with lump hammer & chisel, then fed the cable through to the switch location on side of chimney breast: kids installed time capsule in to fireplace last night ๐Ÿ˜ƒ The Builder arrived at 08:30 this morning done an awesome job on the fireplace and the double door area, he was done by 14:00 ๐Ÿ‘ Very happy with the results & price๐Ÿ‘Œ He's arriving again next Tuesday to plaster the inside front wall & Fireplace; aswell as slab over the double door block work wall on both sides; also installing the conduit pipe for tv cables. When plastering has been completed; we can then paint the kitchen side of the wall eliminating the kitchen space from becoming tied in to the living room project which will make it a bit easier to relax in the kitchen space at the end of the day, Won't feel like we're in the middle of a new build home as 99% of current conversations were leading to "what needs doing next" as we sit trying to relax but looking in at it ๐Ÿ˜€ Much better with wall built now at this stage the project is contained to the living room space no longer disturbing other areas of the home๐Ÿ˜ฅ Next job is phishing all HDMI, Coaxial and RCA cables through the 35mm hose in preparation for next Tuesday๐Ÿ˜ฃi hate phishing cables Its going to take a few days now for the wall and fireplace to dry out properly; smell of wet cement in the house is quite humid at present but that's part of the process well worth it. More pictures soon,
  12. Living Room Project

  13. Living Room Project

    Update: Not much been happening recently due to car maintenance but still this may be entertaining. We had an old chest freezer in the shed which I used to use around Christmas time to stock up on party packs and Ice as the shed is only a wooden frame construction; the freezer was cheaper to operate in winter as the surrounding temperatures would be lower ๐Ÿ‘Œ but unused in summer months. Overall don't really use it; recently I needed a vessel to mix some concrete in ๐Ÿ˜• I priced a steel wheelbarrow and there โ‚ฌ90 if i was to purchase; id use it for mixing concrete once then i wouldn't need it again for another year when ill be doing the back garden. So I decided to take the chest freezer out of the shed, washed it out and mixed the concrete in it for the living room floor, (while wife was shopping)๐Ÿ˜… I had safety glasses on when mixing honestly I really did; but the spade hit site of freezer, cement splashed up and caught me on side of left eye๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ’ฉ Burned like mad, I washed it out for 15 minutes then being home alone; I had to carry on with mixing and pouring the cement otherwise it would go solid in the freezer and recycle centre wouldn't take it๐Ÿ˜ฆ So I carried on mixing and scooped it out of freezer in to a 10ltr bucket which I used to pour it in to the floor surrounding the conduit pipe #LikeABoss I purposely left a few millimetres below level with floor so the builder can put a fresh skim over the top. I then had to go hospital where they flushed my eye and give me drops for 10 days. Next day I washed out the freezer like New and dropped it to the recycle centre ๐Ÿ˜‰ So here's the concrete set three weeks now; Last weekend I went to my local DIY store and spoke to a store member; told him i was planning to brick up double door space and i wanted to purchase some sort of metal "L Brackets" to screw to existing walls and tie in the new brick work. He says "we have a new product its a wall starter kit" Brought me to a long blank cardboard box and took out two of these kits @ โ‚ฌ14.75 each ๐Ÿ‘ There stainless steel constraints come with screws and wall plugs all you need to purchase is an 8mm masonry drill but and a level. I don't plan on building the wall myself no i know my own limitations but I want the job done right first time; and i knew the new wall section would need tieinh in to the existing construction in some way. Fantastic product. While I was in the DIY store I picked up a roll of 32mm flexible PVC Drain pipe, This stuff is designed for use under sinks in difficultly shaped areas instead of solid pipe and joints. I'm going to use it for phishing cables between the back of television on the wall and the cabinet in the corner of the room ๐Ÿ‘ The project is now at the stage where it's ready for block work to be done; Blocking up fireplace and door area, I contacted a local builder whom is highly recommend, He came last week and provided a very affordable quote of โ‚ฌ520 to block up door area, fireplace area and plaster the bits around the front window where the cracks are exposed ๐Ÿ‘ He's arriving next Tuesday morning to commence work, I'm looking forward to this. Initially I had thought that after the doors had been blocked up, we would chase out a line for the tv cable conduit then plaster the wall over. However the builder has informed me there's an 80% chance of cracks appearing in the joint where new wall meets existing. The builder recommended slabbing the complete wall with plaster on both living room and kitchen sides, this results in a smoother finish which lines up lovely with skirting board, Also means if the block wall developes settlement cracks they won't show through on the plaster. He's going to provide a quote for slabbing when the block work has been completed, I'll have some images to update mid week, Been down to local home interior store last Thursday to look at some Oak venitian blinds for living room and bedrooms, As the television is going to be on the wall directly corresponding with the front window I figured venitian blind would be the best option and ideal for the bedrooms aswell because I work nights every couple of weeks they really help with blacking things out. Guy came out Friday and meassured up, There due to be fitted Wednesday/Thursday of next week, I'm going to have the living room blind fitted then taken down until painting and plastering have been completed but I'll get a picture before removing for storage. Mean time I've to create a time capsule with the kids and set it inside the fireplace before it's blocked up on Tuesday, They may retrieve it in 30-40 years time as for the kids; its all about the memories and doing things together there not interested in blinds, cables or walls so I'm trying to involve them as much as possible. Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ‘