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#1 rayray2000

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 01:01 AM

I've been reading that its a good idea to use egr blanking plate.
What's people's opinions on this?

Will my engine management light come on?

I have a 55 plate 1.8tdci focus lx estate.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 04:32 PM

You should have no issues with the engine light. I have the blank on my 2005 CMAX (1.6) and no issues at all.

 

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 07:30 PM

Thank you!!
I've decided to blank it. I've bought a stainless steel one as they seem better. Does anyone happen to know where it is located on a 55 plates 1.8tdci focus estate? Looking at tutorials they seem for other models etc.

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 08:01 PM

+1 stainless steel blanking plate with no center hole are the best job,

Anything other than stainless steel eventually breaks through,
And a blanking plate with a hole; well its not worth using because someone went and drilled a hole in the centre of it :rolleyes:

I recommend fitting a green cotton performance induction filter after blanking your egr,
Your induction system will supply 100% of the induction when blanked compared to 80% not blanked.
Bottom line: blanking the egr and fitting a performance filter direct replacement type will increase your mpg, reduce your turbo lag and prolong the life of your turbo and future oil changes.

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 08:06 PM

here, same place as mine

 

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 08:40 PM

Thanks for all your help. I will definitely look at the green cotton filters, bit pricey but I guess if it helps keep the car ticking over then it's worth it. That picture isn't showing up martyn for some reason. Thank you though

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 08:46 PM

as you look at your engine, on the left hand rear side of the engine cover you will see your electronic egr valve... then you should see a metal pipe that runs into it, this is where you block it off......



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 08:53 PM

Thanks for all your help. I will definitely look at the green cotton filters, bit pricey but I guess if it helps keep the car ticking over then it's worth it. That picture isn't showing up martyn for some reason. Thank you though

Regarding the green cotton performance filter,
If you click on my aviator picture to the left of the screen, it will bring you t my profile page.
On my profile page you will see 28 guides,
Click on each link to view the specific guide.
There's on there for the green cotton performance filter,
In that guide there is a link to purchase from priracing aswell as a 10% discount code for the filters ;)

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 08:54 PM

Thanks mate. Is it pretty easy to access? I read somewhere you have to remove a lot.

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 09:15 PM

no dont pay attention to that.

 

Ive just been out to mine just to double check, i used a 10mm stubby spanner for the top right bolt, and a 10mm with a 1/4" ratchet on the botton left bolt..... took me about 3 mins in total to place in and fasten up... but it is a tight squeeze though.....



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 09:57 PM

Thanks everyone :)

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:07 PM

Thanks everyone :)


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 12:44 AM

Looks like my car is a euro4 engine. So does this mean that my eml is going to come on?
Bit concerned about doing the mod now. Some people say it can mask problems if the lights on and if you get the code deleted it will come back. Confused.com haha!

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 09:07 AM

Any help would be great thank you :)

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 12:26 PM

Do it,

 

i have the same engine, no EML since feb last year since i fitted the blanking plate. car runs better :)



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