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#16 Lenny

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 12:37 PM

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!

I've done it on my 2010 DV6 engine and no EML's
Ford mechanic even told me I was right to blank it,
I told him I had blanked encase an Emil light was to pop up on there system,
I wanted them to know I had blanked it encase they would spent hours of labour costs sourcing a suspected issue.
But when I said the egr was blanked,
He said the engine will be all the better for it,
That's almost two years ago now, 80,000km later still no eml's or error codes

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 12:44 PM

Thank you for that everyone. Do I need to clean the egr before blanking it ? Is that an easy job ?

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 12:56 PM

Thank you for that everyone. Do I need to clean the egr before blanking it ? Is that an easy job ?


No need to clean because it will be in quarantine from the engine and induction system when you blank it,

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 01:12 PM

Excellent. Thanks to all of you for all your help. Really appreciate it :)

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 02:28 PM

Just blank it .... best thing I have done wish id done it sooner......



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 02:48 PM

I ran WHYNNS EGR cleaner through it just before I blanked it. The hope was that the whynns would soke into the carbon and weaken it, so that in the future, if I needed to take the blank off, I could get a garage to clean it more easily, but to be honest, I dont see that day coming...



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 04:14 PM

mmm good point james



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 09:49 AM

Hi buddy, I don't know what you are playing at, but why would Ford pay out for all that research on putting an EGR Valve in if it's better to not have one in at all???  While you are under the bonnet why not remove you're glow plugs aswell???

 

I think you should have some serious thought on this, and go back to doing a bit more research.

 

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 11:47 AM

Hi John,

 

Every one is entitled to their own opinions, so if someone chooses to blank it that is there choice.

 

Most of us have experienced an improvement in reliability, driveability and performance by fitting a blanking plate. As well you know, most of the systems on these cars these days is nothing more than EU enforcement, this is why Ford invest the time, not necessarily (as a point of view) to improve the car, but to comply with the guffins enforced.

 

Its each to their own at the end of the day!

 

And to be fair, you dont necessarily need glow plugs. As long as the temperature is right, a diesel can start without them, but would struggle in colder conditions ;)



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 01:33 PM

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Hi john,
Welcome to the forum,
Take some time out to research the forum rules and follow them by introducing yourself in the "newbie section"
I notice if you filled the vehicle description out correctly on your profile correctly; you drive an ST understandably its not a modern diesel engine so your personal concern over egr blanking of your own vehicle is non existent.
Moving on from this mate; ford didn't design the modern diesel engines which they have fittted to there cars ;) which half of your life did you spend being the mechanic ?
My guess is; youve spent the first half
And now spending the second half being an arrogant !Removed! hole
The diesel engines ford now use with the exemption of the 1.8tdci are. Citroen Peugeot engines,
Ford head puffin a cigar got on the phone too gas monkey "gimmie cheap diesel engine that's economical, we'll sort the body just gimme something cheap with high mpg" they don't care about long term reliability that doesn't make money as I'm sure you as a mechanic yourself are well aware; fix it right the first time they won't be back motto.

Take a seat for this one; your ST engine.. its a Volvo mate, not a ford designs engine neither, has the inlet penillum split on you yet? Due at around 25,000 research that as it applies to your motor directly.
Aswell as the headlight washer jet covers known to depart from the body at 5,000 upwards,

Now on diesel engines the egr valve recirculates waste gasses in to the induction system instead of 100% clean air, this is in a bid to create an engine that wins stars on the European sales market for fuel efficiency and lowest in class emissions,
They want to sell, sell, sell, they no longer care about reliability.
The recirculation of waste gases is proven to contaminate the oil with excessive levels of carbon thus blocking oil feed pipes to the turbo causing turbo failure and excessive engine wear,
If I was a car manufacturer or a mechanic Id be all in favour of the egr and agents blanking it,
Why?
Because as a car manufacturer or a mechanic Id be making more money replacing blown turbos, blocked oil feed pipes, contaminated induction systems and carbon caked oil sumps.
But since I'm not either, as an independent road user and daily driver of an egr equipped vehicle I have done my research and decided the best option for me with my car is to blank the egr valve and prolong the life of my 32,000euro four wheeled investment.
I'm speaking from experience with diesel engine and from my experience buddy when it comes to egr blanking and understanding its functionality your speaking from your anal passage.

Typical mechanic too,
Opting to change the glow plugs when in discussion about working on a completely different part of the car :lol:
Any chance your a ford mechanic?
They changed my whole pollen filter housing when changing the pollen filter,

I'm not here to convince anyone to do anything,
I'm talking from personal experience and sharing that with others.
The ford mechanics don't design the cars, the he ford mechanic agreed with me on banking the egr,
He doesn't drive a ford body or Peugeot engine, he drove a Daewoo,
Again his personal experience added to my own personal experience and research after all he's servicing the things every day, he doesn't design them but he sees the wear and tare and with that knowledge he agreed yes blanking egr is most certainly the thing to do for lower carbon contamination.

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 04:05 PM

^ One of the greatest replies I have ever stumbled across

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 06:50 PM

!Removed! nora lenny, did you already have a bad morning before writing that lmao..... totally 1000% in agreement with everything you said lenny. B) B)



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 06:54 PM

U the man Lenny a+ brilliant haha

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 08:03 PM

+1 that brighened up my day :D



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 09:42 PM

^ One of the greatest replies I have ever stumbled across

  

!Removed! nora lenny, did you already have a bad morning before writing that lmao..... totally 1000% in agreement with everything you said lenny. B) B)

  

U the man Lenny a+ brilliant haha

  

+1 that brighened up my day :D

Thanks guys,
Id just like to add this note to keep things equal on the forum;
My response is my personal opinion, I'm glad others agree and find it amusing, its always good to brighten peoples day but it is never my intent to make fun at the expence of others, in this case it just happens to have turned out that way ;)
Thanks for agreeing though,
I know many of you guys have genuinly got alot of experience in mechanics and it is for that reason great to see you supporting my opinions on blanking the egr.
I treat people how they treat others and in this case it required some arrogance.
Kind Regards,
Lenny ;)

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