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#16 JW1982

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 07:05 PM

I know there are some Ford specific diagnostic systems which also have the ability to program/calibrate the EGR valve. I own a FoCom interface/software which (regarding the manual) should be able to calibrate a new EGR valve but I never tried.

 

As far as I know most universal diagnostic equipment does not have the ability to do Ford specific programming. In most cases it is only possible to read/erase stored DTC codes and watch realtime values of all available sensors.



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 07:14 PM

if it runs fine whilst its un plugged... run it for a day or two and then make up your mind... id say blank it off, connect wires bk up and chuck in the plate..... tbh you have nothing to loose...



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 07:18 PM

the only thing I didn't like running with it unplugged there seemed to be more diesel knock when cold.



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 07:25 PM

is this your engine layout?

 

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 07:27 PM

would that knock just be in your head (thinking it was louder) due to the connector un plugged? ( dont take that the wrong way?)



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 07:28 PM

i tried running mine without it being plugged in, but as mines motorised it just cut out.... so i connected it bk up and chucked the plate in....



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 07:33 PM

yes that's my engine but mines a 05 yours is 08 I take it.



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 07:38 PM

thats not mine... here is mine ...

 

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 08:03 PM

Oh controversial ;)

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 10:37 PM

thats not mine... here is mine ...

 

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A 1.8 made by Ford? (not PSA)



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 10:51 PM

have been in contact with previous owner and he confirmed his local garge fitted new egr valve for him,my question is is it only ford who can program it with their equipment or can other equipment be used to program it?

The important point is that if a solid plate is fitted there is no need to "programme" it

 

In my opinion its just another reason to fit an EGR blanking plate 

 

On the Ford based engines, programming is not nessesary - the EGR valve can be changed without "programming" or coding

 

This is because there is a potentiometer fitted that reads the position of the EGR valve so the ECU "knows" the position of the valve, even when it is changed for a different one (on Euro4 Mondeo mk3 TDCIs and similar)

 

Its typical that you have to "faff" about with the PSA -

 

Sooner you fit a solid plate the better, IMO    



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 02:59 PM

TOOK CAR IN TO FORD TODAY AND TECH HAD A LOOK AND CONFIRMED BY CONNECTING AND DISCONNECTING EGR WAS THE PROBLEM AND SAID AS BEING A NEW VALVE IS FITTED SEEMS LIKE IT HASNT BEEN PROGRAMMED AND THEY WANT £35.00 + VAT TO PROGRAM SO BEING DONE NEXT WEEK.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 03:17 AM

TOOK CAR IN TO FORD TODAY AND TECH HAD A LOOK AND CONFIRMED BY CONNECTING AND DISCONNECTING EGR WAS THE PROBLEM AND SAID AS BEING A NEW VALVE IS FITTED SEEMS LIKE IT HASNT BEEN PROGRAMMED AND THEY WANT £35.00 + VAT TO PROGRAM SO BEING DONE NEXT WEEK.

You could buy 7 EGR blanking plates for that! - and the car would run better

 

Someone once said it was Fords chief mechanic that recommended an EGR blanking plate

 

Sorry but i could never run a diesel car with the EGR unblanked/ not disabled - the idea of the inlet manifold/ valves filling up with soot would give me nightmares!  

 

i wonder what the new EGR valve cost? - I read someone went through 4 in a row



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 08:38 AM

I will blank it if reprogramming don't sort it out,dont really need 7 egr blanking plates .



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 09:59 AM

Someone once said it was Fords chief mechanic that recommended an EGR blanking plate
 

That's very true foca,
And that was me,
Last service in ford I had just blanked the egr 2 weeks previously and I wasn't sure if the XML light was going to pop up as result,
So I mentioned to him I had blanked the egr and if an Emil popped up for egr don't waste time investigating because its blanked.

He said best thing you could do on a modern diesel is blank the egr.

The same guy tried to rob me of a further 150 the following week when fitting eibachs

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