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#1 mattiff

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 08:18 PM

Bought a blanking plate from eBay and have been doing the usual Internet reading of various forums etc and it seems the modern diesels recognise that the EGR has been blanked off and throws up a warning light. But as I said, this is just odd people saying it about other models and so was wondering if anyone has done it on the mk7 duratorq diesels or am I going to be the guinea pig lol.

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 09:57 PM

Think you may need to be the guinea pig I'm afraid, I was thinking of doing it but just never got around to doing so unfortunately. 



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 11:35 PM

Euro IV and Later engines will more than likely show up a warning light after a period of time.

I know my euro IV mondeo I reset the light roughly every 1-2 weeks. I use a Bluetooth device for my iPhone for convenience.

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 01:47 AM

My Euro 4 focus 1.8tdci has been blanked off for a while now, and ive not had 1 problem with it, no lights, no ill effects, nothing..... All going well i'll be changing to a fiesta tdci soon, and this will be one of my first jobs............



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Posted 16 August 2013 - 06:58 AM

Hmmm sounds interesting, I'm going to fit it some time this week as I've got to drive London next week which should be a decent enough stretch for it.m

Stef, do you have an app that turns off warning lights over Bluetooth? If so what's it called please?

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 07:05 AM

If you're on Android i can strongly recommend Torque. It can read/show all you're sensors/data live and also you're codes and reset them.



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Posted 16 August 2013 - 07:12 AM

Sadly I am a slave to the apple.

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 08:40 AM

Matthew, its called 'dash command' but its not cheap! £30 IIRC. I use it on a regular basis for myself and others. Having the ability to read live data and codes at anytime is great. I always have the Bluetooth bit in the glovebox

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 09:51 AM

£30, you're right that ain't cheap. Might look into it though at a later date as it sounds pretty smart to have.

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 10:03 AM

With the mondeos euro4 onwards, the EML light does come on eventualy when the egr is blanked. But all we do is buy a cheap code reader off ebay (less than £20) and erase it once a week to make sure there are no otherfaults to bring on the EML.

 

I am assuming it will be a similar set up with the fiesta



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Posted 16 August 2013 - 04:22 PM

Bought a blanking plate from eBay and have been doing the usual Internet reading of various forums etc and it seems the modern diesels recognise that the EGR has been blanked off and throws up a warning light. But as I said, this is just odd people saying it about other models and so was wondering if anyone has done it on the mk7 duratorq diesels or am I going to be the guinea pig lol.

Hi Matt,
If it helps I've got a 2010 Focus 1.6TDCi DV6 Dura-Torq engine,
I've blanked the egr last may and put a how to guide on here about it,
It has never thrown up one error at all,

And that's a full blank egr plate no hole in the centre.
All positive results

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 04:36 PM

Hi Matt,
If it helps I've got a 2010 Focus 1.6TDCi DV6 Dura-Torq engine,
I've blanked the egr last may and put a how to guide on here about it,
It has never thrown up one error at all,
And that's a full blank egr plate no hole in the centre.
All positive results


It was your build thread that I got the idea for it from. Hadn't seen it until I read it.

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 06:07 PM

It was your build thread that I got the idea for it from. Hadn't seen it until I read it.

Thanks mate,
Its a pleasure to hear and thanks for reading, blanking the egr will help your engine and I've got the exact same engine in my focus so I doubt you will get any errors coming up, I told my local ford dealer that I had blanked encase he would see an error code on servicing and perhaps charge me extra labour investigating,
But when I told him I'd blanked the egr " he says best thing you could do on a modern diesel is blank the egr with a stainless steel plate" llol and that's ford talking! They build the things and promote blanking.
Anyways here is a link to fitting if required pal :
http://www.fordowner...-16tdci-engine/

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 06:15 PM

I'd go with what the other guys have said and just blank it, see what happens.



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Posted 16 August 2013 - 06:21 PM

End of the day there are few quid, if you had a prob and didnt want to reset just remove and clear fault no biggy, And i also got the idea from reading Lenny's build thread.  :D



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