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#370868 Dpf

Posted by Lenny on 03 June 2014 - 07:51 PM

Lenny....... how long can i drive about once the DPF has been removed....... got use of a 4 post lift on saturday to remove the DPF...but the lad doing the remap and DPF remove software can't do remap till 3 weeks from now....... will it do any damage or you think it would be best not to remove DPF for now....?

hi sorry for delayed responce,
Id have a look at the dpf in place,
If it uses eloys fluid then i would do the ecu remap first then do the dpf within a week,
If the dpf is ceramic then you can go ahead and do it on saturday followed by remap at later date to remove smoke.

If the dpf has no sensors or pipes going in to it then its a ceramic dpf,

If it has pipes and sensors then is an eloys type,
When removing an eloys type take extreme care not to get skin in contact with the eloys fluid as its pretty acidic stuff,

Also does the guy understand you only need him to remap?
The remapping process only takes maximum 20 minutes download and upload from/to car via the OBD port in the drivers footwell.

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Posted by Lenny on 01 June 2014 - 08:20 AM

unless they don't wipe clean, then leave it.... get ya euro's worth lol

They still don't squeak,
Was considering removing the windscreen completely and just wearing goggles,
Would be much less surface area to wipe and save me 27.00GBP every 2-3 years aswell as not having to pay for windscreen cover on my insurance policy, its all Win/Win

#370007 Picture For A Giggle

Posted by Lenny on 31 May 2014 - 08:00 PM


#369836 Picture For A Giggle

Posted by Lenny on 31 May 2014 - 11:39 AM

Even when your down, they still f**k you


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Posted by Lenny on 31 May 2014 - 11:38 AM

Recently put a Supercharger in my focus yo!


#369820 Dpf

Posted by Lenny on 31 May 2014 - 10:18 AM

take it you seen it too..lol
Shall keep you updated as how i get on.
the EGR blanker has turned up this morning.....bet you can't guess what i'l be doing later...... :rolleyes:

yeah took the kids to see it in cinema few months ago lol it got stuck in very quickly though,
We went in 2 mins late and i thought it was almost over,

I'm guessing you will be sipping a cup of tea and examining the polished edges of the blanking plate,
Dancing around it like that guy in the Guinness advertisement in the 90's

#369758 Dpf

Posted by Lenny on 30 May 2014 - 10:58 PM

like your thinking batman...sounds like a plan....hopefully mine should be done tuesday ...ready for remap on wednesday....then onwards and upwards (sorry just the lego movie)...lol

ok emmet :lol:

#369712 Picture For A Giggle

Posted by Lenny on 30 May 2014 - 08:44 PM

What is it with you and "naughty" cats!? Lmao

See lenny its not just me saying it now!!!

Ah come on, ya gotta admit the last video there is funny :lol:
Theres worse on Youtube dogs with cats and everything would make ya blind i swear

#369707 Dpf

Posted by Lenny on 30 May 2014 - 08:35 PM

Lenny ... the bloke doing the remap who i spoke to earlier said to take all the guts out of the exhaust ......... his reason been that the "cat" section will rattle ... whats your view bud.

Only thing i can say here is:
My DPF/Cat were ceramic coated so they didnt have the self regeneration sensors etc.
Inside the chamber was the filters bonded to the walls of the chamber,

The guy doing the removal used a hammer and chisel to break through the filter until he found a 1" separation gap between the cat and the dpf,

He then stopped at that,
Cleared out the dpf section only,

I asked "should we break on through like Jim Morrison" he laughed and said "no best to leave the cat in there"

This was over one year ago and to date there's no rattle and no restriction,

I reckon leave the catalyst in there as it baffles the sound of the turbo aswell, so the MOT wont smell a rat neither.

#369703 Black Smoke On 1.6 Tdci

Posted by Lenny on 30 May 2014 - 08:24 PM

Ok i see...how much would removing the Egr electronically cost me roughly and resetting the ecu..any ideas

could be as much as 150 pounds,
But changing the egr also requires reprogramming of the ecu to get it to communicate with the new EGR

#369503 Dpf

Posted by Lenny on 30 May 2014 - 10:33 AM

Could they not just fill the mix container with say like 2.5L of diesel additive instead of a diesel mix ,than at least it would be beneficial to the system...?
just a thought.....
ok what about exhaust modding.....any thoughts....was thinking about putting a ST 120 system on from the cat back over....... as when the car is remapped it will have 135BHP .... :rolleyes:

would be cool to change the tank for a 2.5l jack daniels hip flask because it only sips a small drop each time you fill your fuel tank and mixes in with the tank of fuel, so fuel additive would be better, but i suppose not all customers would be willing to pay extra for additive,

Ive fitted a piper 2.5" cat back to mine pretty happy with it,
Duplex rear end fits on ST exhaust mounts



#369497 Dpf

Posted by Lenny on 30 May 2014 - 10:12 AM

Yer don't you worry Lenny ... i take all precautions when dealing that type of stuff.

No prob, just had to tell you there, when i thought of it myself

So !Removed! true Lenny ........ don't get me wrong the newer landrovers have EGR's but we just blank them off straight away,and turn the pump and turbo up abit for more ummmph,but the new cars out today have to much electricky to go wrong........i mean i've just picked the wife up from work and an orange light came on with the warning.... WASHER FLUID LOW .... for fooksake can they tell if you !Removed! while you drive...lol

They say the 1.6tdci has a weak turbo but its not the turbo,
Its the dpf blocking that causes back pressure and cavitation,
The egr then cakes the oil with carbon blocking the oil feed pipe to the turbo,

You could upgrade the windscreen washer jets to mist type,
This will use less fluid when cleaning resulting in the fluid lasting longer :lol: less warning
See my guide here: http://www.fordowner...927#entry145923

#369492 Dpf

Posted by Lenny on 30 May 2014 - 09:52 AM

Ow when gutting the dpf wear a good quality face mask and goggles,
The stuff inside is equivilant to asbestos really dont want to breath it in.

Here's a small section of its interior network,
Thousands of little holes traveling a few inches un depth, its tge coating on the mesh network that has a partial spike much the same characteristic as asbestos,
This is why most company's prefer to chop and fit a straight pipe instead of gutting th3 chamber,
But chop and straight pipe will soon fail MOT need to gut and refit chamber.


#369490 Dpf

Posted by Lenny on 30 May 2014 - 09:50 AM

Hi Lenny.
Thanks for the info.... i'm use to landrovers and use to modify them to the hilt, and i've not had a car since the 1980's and back then it was point's and condensors .....lol...so all this is new stuff to me,i've got an egr blank plate coming,which i shall be fitting myself,i can remove the dpf myself as i'm a dab hand with a welder and grinder....just the programming of the ecu would be the one thing i could not do as i don't have the software,so i shall phone him back and see how much he will charge just for the programming.

no problem,
The older generation diesels were the best mate, no EGR or DPF,
All money making items that cause more damage bringing the cars back to the dealerships where they can make a fortune replacing blown turbos and carbon caked induction systems,

#369484 Dpf

Posted by Lenny on 30 May 2014 - 09:34 AM

OK so found a local tuning garage.....asked about Dpf removal and a remap.....
not a problem the lad say we will remove the Dpf and fill you mixture tank with diesel and remap the ecu so no lights come on ever again....
right i said ...so you don't unplug the plug behind the rear passenger seat....
no he said we like to leave everything connected .......
right so you fill the mix tank with diesel and remap the ecu...so what happens when the mix tank empties..?
eeeerrrmmmm..... the light will come on to tell you to put more diesel in.
really i said ..and how much is this all going to cost me....
£325 the lad said ..... we do them all the time and have no problems.
think this is wrong some how....surely when they do a Dpf removal and remap there should be no need to fill a 2.5 litre tank full of diesel just so the ecu knows there's something in the container.

Hi im lenny, I've had my dpf internally removed and I've spent the past four years with a 1.6TDCi working on preventative maintenance.
i agree with you mate,
But i also agree with the company offering the service,
Ya see the dpf is now part of MOT inspection, so if the company offering the service,
Cut the dpf open along its top factory weld,
Gut out the dpf leaving only the Catalyst


Weld it back up of the factory joint it looks factory as it will then you will pass the MOT like uncle bens,
"perfect every time" even if the MOT check the loom under the seat all seems factory,


That 2.5l of diesel replacing the eloys fluid will last you over 80,000 miles but while there id ask them to show you how to fill it,
You could put some fuel cleaning additive in to the 2.5l along with diesel to help clean as you go.

Also i highly recommend you blank your EGR valve
see my guide here: http://www.fordowner...-16tdci-engine/

And when funds allow, upgrade the induction filter to a Green Cotton Performance, its heps after blanking the EGR valve.
See here:

All three tasks combined make a healthy motor,

And on your next oil change purchase a can of "wynnes engine flush" follow instructions on the tin, it will break down and flush out all the carbon built up from when the egr was active.
Looks like this and costs around 8 pounds