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#412662 Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6Tdci Engine

Posted by Lenny on 23 September 2014 - 09:40 PM

Thanks for the replies lads. I actually have now both a metric and inch set, which I am sure will come in handy in the future. I was wondering myself why Ford had both metric and inch bolts in the engine bay. Thought that was a bit silly :P
 
Thankfully the new set I got has both metric and inches. Gonna go round trying them all tomorrow if I get a chance and weather holds up :)

Thats what i did at the time aswell mate,
Went through each socket until i found one thst fits then took note of it for the guide :rolleyes: thats why the guide has both metric and imperial sizes my bad y'all

Got the ides from the German guy whom invented the Condom,
His name was: Itfits goodan-tight


#412657 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Lenny on 23 September 2014 - 09:26 PM

Thanks man. Appreciate it. I might get it shipped to my Parcel Motel if they allow Northern Ireland shipping to save me a few bob. 
 
Next q: Which software do I use and where do I get it from? :)

I think the site selling them has links to the most recent version of elmConfig
However if you browse through the most recent pages of the guide linked above you should find links to the most recent version of the program written by Civil whom is also a member of the forum.


#412649 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Lenny on 23 September 2014 - 09:15 PM

Cheers for the link Lenny. This looks like something I could definitely attempt and that wouldn't break the bank. 
 
Btw, do you have a link for the ELM cable you were talking about? Thought I might just buy one to mess around with the software if it's not too pricey.

No problem,
Here you are sir plug&play already modified ELM327: http://www.spanglefi...ratElectronics/

The one on the right is for us as its priced for shipping outside of the UK
I think the site has links to download the most up to date software programs
However here is a link to the forum thread where it can be discussed and dissected in great detail take two days off work qnd read through this thread below:
http://www.fordowner...nd-ff2-program/


#412643 Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6Tdci Engine

Posted by Lenny on 23 September 2014 - 09:09 PM

My problem is actually funny. The socket just feels loose over the bolt. I even tried different sizes but no luck. The bolt on top of the nut is quite long and I wonder if that is making things difficult. I will have to take it all apart tomorrow after work and see if I can get anywhere. Btw, for anyone doing this, leave the car to cool down for a few hours before attempting this as I nearly got burnt today :P

  

Why didn't you get a metric socket? Not sure on the actual size of the real world socket but 5/16 is the equivalent of 7.9 mm and the bolt head is 8 mm? The socket needs to be bigger than 8 mm although it would be called an 8 mm socket.
That might not be the actual issue, it is worth using a metric socket on a metric bolt I think.
When I did mine I used normal size sockets not extended ones or anything special but it was metric

  

It will definitely be metric.

If desired let me know what metric sockets you require Hassan,
I will get them out of my tool box put them in an envelope and dispatch to you tomorrow,
They will arrive to you Thursday morning,
Just return when finished
Save you buying more,


#412620 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Lenny on 23 September 2014 - 08:42 PM

Highly recommend the custom subwoofer enclosure for the boot. Makes a big difference with having usable space there. Plus it was matched for the woofer itself. 
 
Liking the planned mods. How hard is it to fit the reversing camera on a touchscreen unit? And how much would it cost?

Providing the stereo is compatable with a reverse camera its not that difficult,
If it has a yellow RCA input on the rear thats all you need,

The reverse camera gets its power from the cable feeding the reverse bulb,
Just splice a positive feed from the reverse light feed to the camera,

There are various types of camera,
Some fit to the bumper panel which would be the easiest to install in terms of cables
My personal favorite is one to replace a reg plate light,
Or this one replacing the boot handle: :)
http://m.ebay.co.uk/...4087?nav=SEARCH

The hardest part will be fishing cable tidy through the existing grommets traveling from reverse light feed up to the roof,
Through the existing rubber pipe and in to the boot panel,

After that its just a single yellow RCA video plug to the rear of the stereo just the same as a RCA cable in the rear of a TV in the home,

Most stereos will automatically switch to the camera view when they sence signal from the video source/RCA input
Much like modern TV's automatically switch to dvd when you insert a disc,

So by splicing the cameras power feed to the reverse light feed the stereo should switch to reverse camera view automatically.

The camera itself ranges from 10-40 euro depending on model,
Some Chinese models bost to have sony camera lenses etc. With high quality night vision etc.
Personally id go for the 40 euro model considering the effort involved to get the feeds in you might aswell make it worth while and fit a good one.

Im also happy the cameras are more/less universal to the stereo's
This means that i can get the ball rolling on the project the next time i have a spare 40 euro,
Purchase camera and some loom from Dave at AutoStar on ebay
Installing the camera properly and seamlessly will surly kill eight hours of boredom on a weekend,
And can then lay dormant in the car until funds allow for the next piece of equipment.


#412610 Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6Tdci Engine

Posted by Lenny on 23 September 2014 - 08:24 PM

Holla.
 
Quick question regarding fitting the EGR plate. I had to go buy a 5/16 socket to loosen that bolt. I then tried to loosen the bolt but no luck. 
This is what I bought from the shop. Am I doing something wrong here or just plain stupid? Any help would be appreciated as I have dismantled the car bits 3 times already :(
 
http://www.woodiesdi...27#.VCHQ2kpdWp4

Draper are a good enough manufacturer mate,
Abd if the socket fits tight on the bolt shouldn't be a problem,
In some cases try to tighten then try removing,
This can sometimes help
Or
Slide your wheel brace over the wrench handle this will give you a longer handle allowing you to apply more torque with less effort


#412583 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Lenny on 23 September 2014 - 07:07 PM

No problem mate hope all is well your end :)
You got anymore plans for the car?
Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC

All work on the car is on hold at present due to our third baby arriving in next two months followed by santa in December
But future plans are:
ST front & rear bumper,
Change exhaust tips to suit ST bumper,
Custom fit boot sub install (same as Hassen's saw on previous page at meet)
Touch screen stereo with reverse camera,
Front & rear auto DVR cam system.
Possibly set of Team Hecko wind deflectors,

Work on the above list is expected to commence in March 2015


#412572 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Lenny on 23 September 2014 - 06:47 PM

Congratulations mate! Enjoy married life haha!
Some really good photos of the meet as well mate!
Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC

Thanks very much Will mate,
Missed seeing your post until now just spotted it.
Cheers :)


#412535 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Lenny on 23 September 2014 - 04:58 PM

Ho ho ho ... & not the kinda ho ud like!!! & don't forgot a pressie for the wife since ye forgot our month anniversary yesterday! Leo will be too busy breast feeding for any car business lol

:lol: ill be busy breast feeding :lol:
I dont aknowledge one month anniversary didn't you get an IPhone 4S on bill pay from me last week,
That covers anniversary, Birthday and Christmas for ya luv lol.
Go call someone who cares :lol:


#412440 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Lenny on 23 September 2014 - 10:44 AM

Lenny, I'm not too worried about my own bandwidth. Great idea to put them all together. 
 
Any progress with getting the ST front bumper?

No mate,
Thats been put on my newly introduced "super long finger" until after Christmas,
Ive gotta get
Two 225/35/18 Avon ZV5's for the rear of the focus,
Aswell as a travel system and cott for the new arrival late next month,
Bottles, steriliser etc.
Might get the custom sub from santa but thats about it for this side of March 2015.


#411827 Mightycarmods Build Thread: Gramps 11 Second Car

Posted by Lenny on 21 September 2014 - 01:47 PM

Thanks for the comprehensive explanation.

Sorry i can't help it,
Tis like a form of verbal diarrhea :lol:


#411809 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Lenny on 21 September 2014 - 12:10 PM

Cheers for putting all the pictures in one spot Lenny. Great day with memories to last :)

thanks mate,
Ive got my build thread mirrored on a few forums, so compiled your images and mine of the FOC meet and put them in to one post in a formation that has each members pictures grouped together.
I now copy the post and paste it in to my build on the other forums,
All images in the post above are host on my own photobucket account so yoour bandwidth won't be effected by the spread of the images.


#411763 Mightycarmods Build Thread: Gramps 11 Second Car

Posted by Lenny on 21 September 2014 - 08:23 AM

Wish we could have that for the Diesel cars! Can we?

We could but it wouldnt benefit the diesel turbo atall mate would just make the noise,
And yes the noise is somthing i would love to hear when i clutch but i would lose 99% street credit because its pointless on a turbo diesel engine especially when the turbo is variable vain like ours,

The purpose of the dump valve waste gate on a petrol turbo is:
To release the spool of boost held within the turbo at the time of the driver pressing the cluth.

If there is no dump valve present, then the boost pressure builds in the turbo causing cavitations inside the casing of the turbo eventually causing it to crack and split, the dump valves purpose is to release the pressure preventing cavitations and reducing heat soak.
BOV's were highly popular in the early to mid 90's because ceramic turbo's were in full supply and didn't like too much heat soak,
Later replaced with cast iron ball bearing Turbo's.

The pigeon sound is heard when the sump valve has been set to fully recirculate,
This method is much like an EGR recirculating/dumping the pressure back in to the induction chamber instead of venting to atmosphere.

The dump valve saw in the gramps build is fully adjustable from the drivers seat,
Can be set to semi Recirculation which reduces lag by only venting the percentage of boost that is likely to cause damage.


Diesel turbos dont function like petrol ones,
Spool time is slower and diesels auck in less air
Especially the modern day variable vain turbo since it changes fan size inside the turbo its been designed to create a set level of boost for each rev level.
So there is very little chance of remaining boost to vent to atmosphere,
For these reasons i dont have a BOV on my diesel engine lol

For those with no turbo or a diesel theres always the saber electronic BOV from ebay.


#411559 Mightycarmods Build Thread: Gramps 11 Second Car

Posted by Lenny on 20 September 2014 - 05:09 PM

Adjustable blow off valve sounds fantastic,
Will be even better when its been correctly mapped


#411429 Sharing Some Stat's, Comments Please.

Posted by Lenny on 20 September 2014 - 09:01 AM

Does the EGR blanking cause any errors in the engine management?
Martin

It can occur on the 2.0TDCi but I've not yet saw an EML appear on a 1.6TDCi
However in any case the EML eventually stops after a few months accepting the blanking plate.

Just putting the information out there mate,
Choice is yours to follow or not :) i make no profits on either decision