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#271 Lester1102

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 11:15 AM

Looking smart how did u get the badges to fit

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#272 bigmunkynutz

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 04:25 PM

Just applied using some black adhesive stuff

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 05:24 PM

Fitted EGR blank plate with no ill effects so far  ;)



#274 Sweeney367

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 05:51 PM

What does blanking the egr actually do?

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 06:08 PM

Blanks the EGR valve off, Basically the egr valve takes some exhaust fumes and uses it to heat fuel/air mix in inlet, supposed to get cleaner burn for emissions, in reality it put carbon deposits into your intake which in-turn  starts coking everything up, it contaminates your oil quicker and causes increased engine wear. the blank stops the exhaust gasses so only clean air is taken into the manifold.

Because of the dirty job the valve does it is not uncommon for them to stick and fail, letting more gas through than it should, this then can have a dramatic effect on power and fuel economy.



#276 Lenny

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 10:05 PM

What does blanking the egr actually do?

  

Blanks the EGR valve off, Basically the egr valve takes some exhaust fumes and uses it to heat fuel/air mix in inlet, supposed to get cleaner burn for emissions, in reality it put carbon deposits into your intake which in-turn  starts coking everything up, it contaminates your oil quicker and causes increased engine wear. the blank stops the exhaust gasses so only clean air is taken into the manifold.
Because of the dirty job the valve does it is not uncommon for them to stick and fail, letting more gas through than it should, this then can have a dramatic effect on power and fuel economy.

I'd just like to add that petrol don't have an EGR, not sure if you knew that Andy mate but your safe enough from day 1
Your motor doesn't have an EGR to blank off

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 10:33 PM

Oh I actually didn't know that.. I thought all cars had them now days to reduce enisions.

Ive never actually had a good look at my engine.. Think I've opened the bonnet twice to change the headlight bulbs as to top up the screen wash.

I do vehicle electrics by trade and it's only a 1.25 so I have very little interest in the engine tbh..

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 12:48 PM

The stereo is blue as standard on the facelift however the zs doesn't have ambient lighting which is odd.

 

My ZS does...  Cupholder.... on the Doors and the dash! :P



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 01:10 PM

Doors & dash?

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 01:20 PM

Yes the small pods under the door handle moldings, and the ambient bar along the glovebox.... :P  :D  :P



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 03:20 PM

I've added it along the glovebox, but didn't know any spec fiesta came with it in the door handle mouldings let alone the ZS.

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 03:54 PM

   I'd just like to add that petrol don't have an EGR, not sure if you knew that Andy mate but your safe enough from day 1
Your motor doesn't have an EGR to blank off

Not exactly true Lenny, I don't know if Andy's car has one as I havnt worked on fords for many a year, but petrol engines have them too, BUT they don't seem to be as troublesome on the petrol engines and blanking them does not give the benefits a turbo diesel gets but would give you better fuel economy if it was totally nackered and then blanked.



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 10:08 PM

Well today I fitted my new wind deflectors direct from fords and fitted led bulbs in the number plates the side lights and the foot wells. Also gave it the first clean :) the only thing I cant put the windows up :( I tried to refit them but fo no joy every time the windows vo up they shoot straight down; ( any Ideas? Thanks.

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 10:13 PM

Mine did that when I fitted my wind deflectors, mine were team heko.
I pushed the window up with my hands while my mate pressed the button and once it was all the way up left it over night. Next morning everything was hanky dory :)

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 10:13 PM

Sounds like the safety sensors are detecting the extra drag of the deflectors.
Try WD40 or Vaseline to ease the friction until the deflectors bed in.

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