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#514493 Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6tdci Engine

Posted by Lenny on 22 August 2015 - 11:07 AM

Hi my name is Vasilis from greece .You have a very nice forum!!!
I have focus 1.6 tdci 2005 109 kw and have fitted a blanking plate in a working egr valve following the detailed guide you have without problems.
  Ever since,  when my car is getting warm in normal temperature i am expirising jutter in idle and after long drives is getting more and more difficult to start from stopping and the sound is like my car is choking. I made the plate myself from stainlless steel and thickness is about 1.5 mm. 
Can you please help me 

Blanking the EGR has no negative impacts atall.
What condition is the dpf in ?
The symptoms of choking would indicate restricted flow of either:
Or outward waste gasses,

Now the fact these symptoms arose after blanking the EGR valve would point towards the dpf chamber is restricted.
The active EGR before blanking would have recirculated up to 20% of the waste gasses back in to the induction
this would disguise the restricted dpf because pressure flowing through the exhaust would be reduced
where now after blanking; pressure flowing through the dpf is 100% waste gasses as it should be,
But if dpf is becoming restricted with carbon then this creates back pressure which left untreated will kill your turbo and had you not blanked the egr it would have caked up your oil sump.

ultimately I recommend gutting the dpf chamber and having it remapped with the empty chamber back in place.


However a cheaper alternative would be to try some fuel additives,
Some AtomEX MultiCleaner would clean the fuel tank right through to the exhaust,
Available here: http://www.xadoirela...&products_id=26



Put in tank along with 40litres fuel,
Take on motorway for 10minutes in 3rd Gear then 10 minutes in 4th Gear to help clear the dpf
it needs consistent heat and pressure to unblock the dpf.
For optimum results change fuel filter after additives.
Keep away from Redex products as they strip oil from parts causing excessive wear, AtomEx cleans and protects with a micro ceramic layer to fill minor scratches and cavitation

Second thing is upgrade your induction filter to Green Cotton induction or K&N
see guide: http://www.fordowner...-fitting-guide/

Because after blanking the egr valve:
the engine now sucks in 100% clean air rather than 80% air and 20% gasses
the demand for air is now increased so a smoother flowing filter is best and lasts 80,000km longer than the stock filter.

Finally then to flush out the carbon from the engine oil I recommend AtomEX EngineFlush as linked in the guide on page 1
it will remove the carbon from oil sump caused by the once active EGR.
link: http://www.xadoirela...&products_id=10



#514489 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 22 August 2015 - 10:46 AM

Think that will probably be the best way to be honest. Might as well bin the male to female ends and just crimp them together. Be tidier I suppose. Got to first get some headrests and then choose my screens. Might have to be a spanned project as the misses won't approve else.

some projects are best dragged out over six months as you find better ways of doing things along the way,
My entertainment upgrade took eight months to piece together but in that time the end results were improved by better planning.

#513701 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 19 August 2015 - 07:49 PM

Abroad at the moment so can't see it unfortunately. Good to get some recognition for all the hard work you put it. Will message you soon about that mic as I'm coming to end of my abroad stint. Been investigating a rear display for my car. Quite fancy headrest screens though.

Cheers James,
The Pioneer self calibration mic. Is enclosed in a self addressed return envelope inside a blank envelope ready for shipping :)
Headrest monitors would be much the same principal to install almost easier than a roof mount monitor because it involves the removal of less parts.
Generally just swapping of complete headrests and piggyback fuse in to ignition live in passenger fuse board adding a switch to drivers side OBD pocket if desired

#513660 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Lenny on 19 August 2015 - 05:48 PM

So my motorcraft battery finally packed in after surviving being ran dry before I bought the car, then surviving a crash, and then being abused consantly by my ICE.
I've taken the plunge and ordered this powerhouse. Should be here tomorrow :)

Ooh a Bosch S5
The only power supply better than that battery is to plug the car straight in to the Grid :lol:
Excellent purchase you will see optimum fuel efficency aswell as sound output.

Have you upgrade the battery to body earth cable to 4AWG or 0AWG this will optimise return
Also fit some NGK Irridium spark plugs when possible,
And a 4AWG cable from earth on battery to the body of the altinator.
All good.

#513632 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 19 August 2015 - 04:31 PM

Magazine interview is now live :)


#513423 Led Fog Light Upgrade

Posted by Lenny on 18 August 2015 - 08:09 PM

Just got back from holiday to be greeted by a car with a car with a flat battery turned out the dab radio areial amp had been left on and drained it.

Get yourself a "mini blade piggyback fuse adaptor"
Wire the positive of the Dab aerial amp to the piggyback adaptor,
Plug it in to fuse F100 in passenger footwell fuse board,
It will operate only when key is in the ignition from then onwards

#513383 Egr Blanking

Posted by Lenny on 18 August 2015 - 06:34 PM

Hi guys does anyone know how much it costs, about, to blank off the egr valve on a 2007 cmax 1.6 tdci in a garage. I'm thinking of getting this done and I'm not very mechanically minded to do it myself. I was thinking of getting it Terra cleaned but I don't want to pay for that if its going to be false economy.


See my 1.6TDCi EGR blanking guide here:

Also TerraClean would be worth doing however i dont believe the TerraClean process does anything to the engine oil sump contents,
I recommend using the AtomEx TotalFlush as saw in the EGR blanking guide to eliminate carbon deposits caused by the once active egr valve.
Link: http://www.xadoirela...&products_id=10


If spending a few quid and planning to keep the vehicle for a few years you may consider DPF internal removal instead of TerraClean in order to prolong the life of the turbo and avoid a bill of replacing a blocked dpf in the future.


AtomEx MultiClean for Diesel is also a great product for flushing through the fuel system,
Much cheaper than the TerraClean process with proven results unlike Redex it doesnt strip oil from parts,
AtomEx cleans and coats small imperfections with a thin ceramic protective coating.
Link: http://www.xadoirela...&products_id=26


Considering the pound is very strong against the euro at present; its much cheaper to purchase above items from Xado Ireland rather than Xado UK save yourself over 10 pounds :)

After blanking the EGR valve you may also consider upgrading the induction filter to a Green Cotton Performance filter,

Because after blanking the egr; the engine sucks in up to 20% more clean air rather than waste gasses.

A smoother flowing filter provides the air at a faster rate as required which in turn increases your MPG, reduces turbo lag and lasts much longer than a stock filter before requiring change/replacement
Link to Guide discussion and discount code,
i believe your model takes a panel filter select correct model on the website linked here: http://www.fordowner...-fitting-guide/


#513322 Why A Dashcam Is A Very Good Idea

Posted by Lenny on 18 August 2015 - 03:54 PM

Guide fitting discreet dual camera system to Ford Focus 2005 - 2011
Link: http://www.fordowner...-mk25/?p=438442

#512976 Advice Needed About Car Seat

Posted by Lenny on 17 August 2015 - 10:51 AM

Yes I know that a kid needs a seat untill a certain age and weight what I was looking for was the age that they can be put into a forward facing seat ha-ha
And Lenny good choice on the car seat I have that one and am using it always reclined aswell she's loving facing forward aswell so I might just ignore the milfs forum that is also why I asked here cause more of a chance of getting a sane answer here

Thanks for recommendation mate,
My lad wants to drive :lol:


#512824 Ping Pong Boost, Opinions Welcome

Posted by Lenny on 16 August 2015 - 07:11 PM

How strange.. :/
Sent via carrier pigeon using Ford OC


has it just started doing it for no reason or since any particular part fitted, do you know what the mapped boost limits are  set to at all engine rpm bands 
does it do it at a particular road speed./engine rpm speed
was the remap designed for less back pressure from exhaust mods?

This problem has been resolved since fitting the K&N57s induction kit
The boost doesnt drop off on full throttle in 4th and 5th :)

#512813 Chrome Bonnet Lip

Posted by Lenny on 16 August 2015 - 06:28 PM

just a quick question the bonnet lip on focus mk2.5 that most people colour code (me) or wrap
does this come colour coded all the time on an ST
cheers John

Hi John,
The ST one is colour coded from ford,
Its available to purchase in primer grey from ford, i purchased a primed one for 27 pounds from ford had it colour coded

#512589 Chrome Tip Exhaust For Focus Mk2.5

Posted by Lenny on 15 August 2015 - 07:53 PM

Hi guys
Looking for a chrome tip on my exhaust for my Mk2.5 focus.
Have seen some floating around on Amazon but not sure what to trust.
Has anyone tried any on their car?

Hi Joe,
There is a Genuine Ford one that sticks out twin tips,
Its 150 quid,
However for maximum street credit you would be better going to some place like souhans.ie and having a choice of genuine chrome tip fitted last alot longer and costs alot less

#512584 Advice Needed About Car Seat

Posted by Lenny on 15 August 2015 - 07:18 PM

What age do you leave your baby in a infant car seat or a rear facing car seat so when do switch them to a front facing seat

Carry cott doesnt go by age but weight,
Its up to 13kg
But my lad is now 11kg at 8 months and too long for it, hes sitting up holding the handle lol
Big debates on the milf forums about keeping kids rear facing up to 2yrs old because of head on accidents etc.

I say down with that sort of thing Ted, only thing i like rear facing is me missus :lol:
First item on next months shopping list is a maxicosi axiss front facing seat that unlocks to rotate sideways
Easier to get em in and out,
Also reclines.

#512459 Oil Catch Can Install - 1.6 Tdci

Posted by Lenny on 15 August 2015 - 10:53 AM

Its not so bad down there, makes draining it with oil changes nice and simple, Don't forget the washers, the hole is about an inch or so wide

Need two for each bolt i suppose, one on either side,
Last thing i want when fitting is to have the car stripped then find im missing somthing as id have to drive to DIY store to get it, :rolleyes:

#512391 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 15 August 2015 - 07:18 AM

Laughed my head off watching it but according to them, it did sound good. I do trust them when it comes to music as it is their daily jobs after all. Plus it looks ghetto as hell, which is what makes it even cooler :P

The sub in the tyre will be most popular with the Dub scene and "RAT look" enthusiasts
Torn up boot carpet revealing the sub fitted inside the tyre,

Good to see MCM coming back having had a few months "on the run" i read an article from Moog recently explaining that they had to stop filming in there driveways because every time they tried to film; the whole street turned in to a Gymkhana with enthusiasts strutting there stuff.

There garage then got broken into, all tools cars and bike stolen, trashed the place.
They then resorted to filming in carparks as we saw in one episode.
Followed by performing the gramps build in other specialists garages

There now making a come back at a non disclosed warehouse location with new cars,
I think its appalling that the show has been tarnished by extreme enthusiasts and vandals don't people have respect for an individuals expression of art and creativity particularly those whom share a passion for the modified scene.

Anyway i agree with regards there opinion but I've noticed when they trial tested the sub in the vehicle the track they were playing had alot of highs for a sub to produce those would be quite alien.
But I'm sure there obliged to always tell the truth as they have a whole forum of followers that would turn in to a Mob if they got things wrong lol

I remember back in 2004 there was a fake nitrous purge kit available on the market which connected to the spare tyre,
Link: http://www.demon-twe...alike-purge-kit
It had mist type jets connected to a small tank of water and used the spare tyre for pressure.

I was going to suggest that modification would now be eliminated by fitting a sub in the tyre but i see now there's a Co2 kit that can be topped up in any paintball supply shop lol
Check it out:

Lmao its very Fast&Furious if my motor was petrol id be tempted for a laugh at the traffic lights but would be best fitted to a little Daewoo Matiz or for kA to look as though its running Nitrous and yes it does fit in a Honda
See video: