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#1 jeffnat68

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:39 AM

Hi all.Anyone got any advise on undoing the metal clips/fasteners/brackets that hold the egr cooler pipe to the egr cooler?It has got no bolts to undo just looks like you have to place something in the join and unclip it but don't want to break it so reluctant about doing that.Haynes manual useless on this, it just says undo the bracket holding the cooler pipe to egr valve...Thanx in advance for any help. http://i1336.photobu...zps2c13ee0f.jpg

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:56 PM

Yep you need to place a small screwdriver in to the centre of the clip and leaver it upwards..... This will release the clip.
But you will struggle to get it back together without the right tools.... You can just about do it with a pair of side cutters but it's a struggle...... I would go to your Ford dealer and buy a new clip..... The new ones actually have an Allen key bolt which you just do up when you refit it..... Much easier and the clip is only a couple of pounds to buy :D

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:41 PM

Thanx for that i'll go and buy a couple tomorrow...

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:09 PM

Jeff are trying to fit your egr blanking plate???
If so you don't need to undo that pipe connection..... You should only need to slacken off the 2 bolts that secure the egr valve and then slot it in place... If you take the valve right off make sure you don't loose the metal gasket behind the valve.....

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:38 PM

Yes I am mate.But the fuel pipes are in the way of the egr mounting bolts so thought I would block the cooler to inlet manifold pipe as its easier to get at.... :)

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:32 PM

What are you going to use to block the pipe with? :ph34r: :lol:

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:17 PM

Gonna get a large ball bearing and wedge it in pipe and then stuff loads of gungum exhaust sealent in and around it.Seeing as the gasses will have been cooled down a tad by going through the cooler I think it should be o.k.(hopefully)...Or I could just bite the bullet and take of the fuel filter and pipes to get at the egr bolts and fit blanking plate and then try to bleed fuel filter.or I thought about extending the pipe underneath car and let the gasses out like an exhaust pipe and then just blank the inlet manifold... :D

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:41 PM

.or I thought about extending the pipe underneath car and let the gasses out like an exhaust pipe and then just blank the inlet manifold... :D


, Blanking the inlet is ok but the other idea won't work, basically its like having a leaking exhaust manifold or or hole in your exhaust with the resultant loss in power/ economy

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:18 PM

I don't think Gum Gum would be a good choice to be honest..... It will break up slowly over time and contaminate your inlet manifold and cause no end of problems for the engine / turbo etc etc.
I still think the best way is with the plate you have bought.... I have mine now but won't be fitting it for a couple of days as I've just got out of hospital so can't fit it yet lol.
If you hold fire I will get mine done and get photos of everything so you can see what needs removing to do it

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:24 PM

I don't think Gum Gum would be a good choice to be honest..... It will break up slowly over time and contaminate your inlet manifold and cause no end of problems for the engine / turbo etc etc.
I still think the best way is with the plate you have bought.... I have mine now but won't be fitting it for a couple of days as I've just got out of hospital so can't fit it yet lol.
If you hold fire I will get mine done and get photos of everything so you can see what needs removing to do it

Imanaged to fit the plate the other day.I just unbolted the fuel filter housing from the engine block and shoved it out the way so I could get to the lower egr valve bolt.Undid bothe egr bolts then slid plate in tightened it all up then cleaned mafs with spray cleaner and took it for a run.So far after a fews day still no eml so happy days...Car runs smoover..Thanx for help by the way.Good luck in fitting yours.... ;)

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:32 PM

Ah that's good to hear you have yours on and running... I take it that it didn't take you too long in the end then.....
If your eml comes on just yell as my solus will read the codes and rest the light if it comes on :)
Saves paying for a dealer to do it :D

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:39 PM

Ah that's good to hear you have yours on and running... I take it that it didn't take you too long in the end then.....
If your eml comes on just yell as my solus will read the codes and rest the light if it comes on :)
Saves paying for a dealer to do it :D


what is this solus product you talk of fella?
my old mans after a handheld diagnostic machine that can read all cars, more so the !Removed! cars. is this any good?

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:11 PM

Ah now the diagnostic tool I have is a Snap on Solus Ultra..... Cost me just under £2500 last summer.....does everything and almost every car on the planet......
Here's a link to a 2nd hand one on ebay
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Brilliant system but a little pricey unless your making money out of it :D

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:09 PM

I bought an obd 2 scanner from fleebay for 20 quid.It works fine as I disconnected the wireing connector to the egr to test the scanner and after a few miles the eml came on so I just reconnected the connector and deleted the fault code and light is now off.Happy days.One thing I may do is to make a stainless steel blanking plate and slot that in as the one I got on at the mo is alloy so may melt after a while..

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:20 PM

Well it shouldn't do to be honest Jeff.......Most inlet manifolds / throttle body's / cylinder heads etc are made of alloy so your blanking plate should be good..... In fact most new cars have plastic throttle body's and inlet manifolds so I really can not see a problem with yours :D

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