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#511952 1.6 Tdci. Dpf Deleted From Map. What To Do With The Dpf Itself

Posted by Lenny on 13 August 2015 - 08:01 PM

The decat would fail an MOT in the UK - plus if any copper or DVSA pull you over and see a decat pipe you'll be up the creek! I don't know if the rules are different in Ireland though, Lenny.Shaun, where did you get your remap done? I've got a mate that can gut and weld my DPF but I just haven't been able to afford the map yet! They're so expensive for the EDC16 ECU, I'm used to paying around £50 for maps on EDC15 lol.

Laws are the same over here mate,
If they see smoke they first dip the tank to see if your rolling argri-spec
Then check MOT cert if applicable,
Really not a position id like to be in to be fair.

I paid 400 euro for the dpf chamber gutted and remap,
Has since passed MOT with lower emissions than stock

Spotted this 1.6TDCi fiesta the other day thought it very funny :lol:


#511942 Mk6 Radio

Posted by Lenny on 13 August 2015 - 07:21 PM

So lenny where would I find one and would the amazon link that kieran sent be my best bet??

Try Dynamic Sounds.co.uk
There generally cheapest uk supplier of headunits
Soundevo.co.uk is cheapest for speakers,
Caraudiodirect.co.uk is generally most expensive even Halfords would be like "Damnn thats pricey!!"

#511933 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 13 August 2015 - 06:58 PM

Today i decided to kill some time by preparing the oil catch tank for fitting whenever that will be im usure as of yet but i was capable of opening it on the table so a bit of progress was made.

Ultimatly this 25mm custom built 1.6TDCi oil catch tank kit is designed to replace the stock crank case to induction pipe while having the tank situated in the middle to capture the oil preventing it from condensing in the induction chamber and intercooler pipe work.


I opened up the oil catch tank to install the scouring pad as discussed above.


Removal of all six Allen head bolts revealed the inside of the chamber,


I then opened the pack of scouring pads,
Teased one of them out to a flat rectangle using fingers and thumbs, Here's a before & after


I then rolled it up like a carpet



Inserted in to the oil catch tank chamber


Next the inlet pipe feeding from the engine crank case ideally needs to be extended in length to ensure the oil becomes trapped in the scrubber system as best possible,


So i cut a short length of pipe and fitted to the inlet side:



This will force oil vapours down in to the scrubber system where the oil gasses will condense in the network of mesh,
Cleaner air will then circulate upwards through the return line feeding in to the induction pipe free from any oil contamination.



All back tightly back together now,
Inlet pipe from engine goes on the left,



The catch tank can be easily drained at every service interval via its own sump plug.

#511851 Mk6 Radio

Posted by Lenny on 13 August 2015 - 10:54 AM

Thanks guys for all the help! I'm just useless with wiring and stuff like that but thanks so much!

Kieran has tge same model of fiesta so he can show you where he run his cables,
You need to run RCA down drivers side and power cable down passenger side to avoid white noise on the sub
Will lose you massive amounts of street credit

#511797 Mk6 Radio

Posted by Lenny on 13 August 2015 - 12:16 AM

It does look pretty cool actually! Never actually seen this before but I like it!!

Thats a Lenny Exclusive rite there pal :lol:
Welcome to the edge of R&D

#511795 Mk6 Radio

Posted by Lenny on 13 August 2015 - 12:01 AM

That sounds good to me!! What's a boot door tow strap??

Here it is mate,
Fitted last may,
Figured most people dont fit them exactly where there supposed to,
And i think it looks good as a boot strap lol

Also here is Kieran's Mk6 build thread:

#511789 Mk6 Radio

Posted by Lenny on 12 August 2015 - 11:54 PM

Yeah true! Would have to plan it all out anyways! I can't do anything without it on paper or a plan first ahha

Get yourself a load of large cardboard sheets from work,
A black marker, stanley blade and some gaffer tape,
Build the whole thing out of cardboard then use the cardboard sections as templates for the mdf
9mm mdf is pretty solid,
Paint it and allow it to dry for 24hrs prior to spraying on glue and applying the carpet
The paint surface helps the glue to bond, otherwise glue just soaks in to the mdf and doesnt stick the carpet,
The carpet covers up any imperfections,

You may also like a boot door tow strap:

#511780 Mk6 Radio

Posted by Lenny on 12 August 2015 - 11:32 PM

Forgot you have a fiesta ahahaha! Getting so carried away with the headunit! Can both you guys take out the wheels???

I dont carry a spare in the focus,
Save weight i have the foam pad from a mk1 focus RS in there to fill the gap,
I carry a can of foam and AA Roadside assistance.



#511776 Mk6 Radio

Posted by Lenny on 12 August 2015 - 11:29 PM

... Holy mother!! That's is insane! Do you have a spare wheel and can you get it out??

lol starlet had a spare wheel, would have had to lift out the 15" and 6.5" subs to get it out though,
Had to custom raise the 6x9's in parcel shelf to get it all to close correctly lol was a ported sub so very loud base couldnt drive at full belt lmao magic tree used to stick to the windscreen.

Surprised you didn't ask that about my boot ;)

You have the same car so your images would be more welcome mate

#511772 Mk6 Radio

Posted by Lenny on 12 August 2015 - 11:24 PM

I've heard about it but not 100% sure what it is

Carplay takes your phone and puts it in to voice,
It will read out text messages and emails to you while you drive,
It will ask if you want to respond,
It will put your voice in to text,
Read it back to you
Then ask if you want to send it,

You can ask it for directions,
Sports updates,
News headlines,
Weater updates,
Traffic updates,
Call a number
Anything you can think of at the press of one button.

#511768 Mk6 Radio

Posted by Lenny on 12 August 2015 - 11:20 PM

Cue image of lennys first install... Please ;)
I've seen it too many times.. yet I still look forward to seeing it!! :P

Well i wasn't gonna post any images as they weren't directly requested but here's my first build back in 2004



And now the focus:





#511766 Mk6 Radio

Posted by Lenny on 12 August 2015 - 11:09 PM

The 2600 is a doddle to use, yet doesn't look chavvy or childish (same thing I believe?)
Even my 68 year old grandad used it fine... I had to spend a day explaining windows 8 to him a few weeks prior, yet he could use the head unit? Haha

Pioneer were the first to introduce "CarPlay" and pride themselves in ease of use mate

#511763 Mk6 Radio

Posted by Lenny on 12 August 2015 - 11:05 PM

That's so expensive haha! Yeah but they don't have the 2600 so I'm wondering if I'm better buying a new 2700 or getting the older 2600! I just want something I'm not gonna hate and wish I got the other one!

Id go for the 2700 you wont be disapointed

I paid around 190 I think?
I'd happily have paid 250. Very happy with it. Sure, there's better out there if you can justify spending the money.. but if you're going for a high end head unit, it's then silly to use cheap speakers etc. Hence why I've gone for Focal/JL & Lenny has JL audio!
But as you've said, you're upgrading so no problems there

Ive fitted two sets of JL Audio C3 650 @ 275 per set,
4 channel amp @425
Mono amp @375
Whole system fitted cost me over 2G but I'm keeping the car for a good few years,
This isn't my first install ive researched many times to get to this point.

#511755 Mk6 Radio

Posted by Lenny on 12 August 2015 - 10:48 PM

How much is the 8700 or 8600? Would the 2700 have all the same stuff and better than the 2600 or completely different

Cost me 800 last november,
Not sure about differences but it has a 7" HD screen to start,
CarPlay, 3 sets of pre amplified RCA outputs, Digital sound processor, HDMi input, twin usb input, dual screen output,
Three video source inputs, etc.
Caraudiodirect has a good comparison layout if you select compare on items it shows differences quite well.

#511751 Mk6 Radio

Posted by Lenny on 12 August 2015 - 10:36 PM

So is that package bad then?? I'm so confused! Dunno what to do!!!!

In my opinion the kit you linked is a great deal for the price,
The amp is sebding 50w to the speakers max.
But the speakers can handle 70w
Sure there not going to achieve full potential but it also means you cant blow them,
Id go for it.
AVH-2700BT is the new 2600 pioneer change every year,
My 8600BT is now replaced with an 8700BT
Thats how it goes.