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#1 Pav1

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 12:50 PM

Egr blanking plate,positives and negatives?

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 01:29 PM

do it, ive done mine

 

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 01:52 PM

Someone correct me but if its a later model, '08 onwards, can cause engine malfuction light and limp mode.......

A lad posted on here a couple of days ago reporting the above issue which he still hasnt resolved after fitting the blanking plate.

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 02:45 PM

mines an 08 plate and ive not had any light pop up since i installed mine many months ago.



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 03:33 PM

Maybe he has an underlying problem then?

It put me off installing the one I bought but it seems the majority of people dont have any issues....

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 09:37 AM

The later engines (Euro 5 on I believe) have an issue where they require the EGR to be used. Trying to block or bypass it renders the car almost useless. Its coded into the ECU that this is a critical component, and that is why the issue occurs. Some people fit a blanking plate with a hole in the middle, this can improve performance, but still allows some gas to go through thus preventing the error.

 

Long story short, fitting a solid EGR blanking plate can give you extra turbo boost, extra power, less smoke and pollution, better response and a better driving experience. Fitting one with a hole, can give you some benefits but as you have a smaller hole in the EGR its more likely to block and cause the effect of a solid blank plate.



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Posted 08 November 2013 - 10:21 AM

I would love for your point about the euro5 model EGR being a critical component to be confirmed jeebo!

I read somewhere that the euro 5 cannot be disabled via ECU or by blanking.
Thats the only reason I havnt fitted it in mine.

Are you there FOCA??? LOL

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 10:50 AM

It can be removed via a complete rewrite of the ECU but I dont believe it can just be disabled...

 

We need to send out the BatFoca signal for FOCA to come along! lol



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Posted 08 November 2013 - 11:28 AM

Hahaha!

Every focus owner should be issued with one as standard. :D

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 11:30 AM

I would love for your point about the euro5 model EGR being a critical component to be confirmed jeebo!
I read somewhere that the euro 5 cannot be disabled via ECU or by blanking.
Thats the only reason I havnt fitted it in mine.
Are you there FOCA??? LOL

Hi,
I've got a 2010 1.6TDCi focus DV6 Euro5 engine,
Click on my aviator picture to view my profile where you will see a link to egr blanking guide aswell as reviews,
I've blanked the egr, internally removed dpf remapped it and fitted a duplex exhaust,
All positive and not one error code.

Blanking egr,
Reduces turbo spool time, increases mpg by 0.4 miles per litre,
I recommend fitting a performance direct swap panel filter after blanking the egr,
Because the engine will take in 100% of fresh air when blanked instead of just taking in 70% and 30% of waste gasses

I highly recommend it no errors,
I highly recommend fitting a stainless steel blanking plate,
They never break through.

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 11:30 AM

You would have to SERIOUSLY trust the guy/gal who re-writes your ECU to completely remove the EGR without it affecting other vital components/systems!

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 11:34 AM

In any case blanked or completely removed,
The egr valve must remain connected to the loom because it sends signals to the ecu,
Opens and closes etc.
The blanking plate does its job regardless of egr open or closed it won't make any difference when blanked,
Because gases won't flow.

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 11:37 AM

Hi Lenny.

It was your EGR blanking guide that spurred me on to buy the blanking plate (with the link to e-bay you provided) and fit it following the guide step by step but then I read some horror stories about the DV6 euro 5 engine shutting down completely after blanking and it put me off!

Was too scared to fit it to my new motor so bottled out.
I have installed a "green" cotton filter which gives a nice induction sound under heavy load and DPF removal is coming after xmas is out of the way.

I just got worried about knackering my car but if you've done it on the same engine as mine.........

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 11:48 AM

Hi Lenny.
It was your EGR blanking guide that spurred me on to buy the blanking plate (with the link to e-bay you provided) and fit it following the guide step by step but then I read some horror stories about the DV6 euro 5 engine shutting down completely after blanking and it put me off!
Was too scared to fit it to my new motor so bottled out.
I have installed a "green" cotton filter which gives a nice induction sound under heavy load and DPF removal is coming after xmas is out of the way.
I just got worried about knackering my car but if you've done it on the same engine as mine.........

Its only positive mate,
Stops the waste gasses from recirculating,
And increases the flow of gases through your exhaust,
This increase in flow, spins the turbo compressor wheel faster,
Resulting in less spool time,

Your oil will stay cleaner for longer because the engine is sucking clean air in to the combustion,
Everything will become a one way system no return.

By not recirculating waste gases your less likely to get clumps of carbon in your oil too,
The clumps of carbon can block your turbo vain oil feed resulting in the compressor wheel running dry followed soon after by melt down and POP!

I've done 40,000km since egr blank fitted and 14,000km since dpf internal removal
So overall I've done 16,000km with no dpf and no egr I'm getting 68mpg and no problems at all

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 01:33 PM

Thanks for the re-assurance Lenny.

Sounds like nothing but positives with this then as you have said.... think i'll get the socket set out! :)

Your MPG is very impressive! Is that mixed or mainly motorway??

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