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#371063 Dpf

Posted by Lenny on 04 June 2014 - 10:31 AM

Cheers Lenny as always ....... so i think the best thing for me to do is get the remap and have the Dpf removed from the ecu...then go straight to my mates  garage and do the DPF ...that way i know i'm not going to do any damage to anything....why do they have to put such silly things on modern day cars.....silly ...silly....the EU have alot to answer for.. :iim:

+1 dpf creates jobs building turbos,

#371043 Dpf

Posted by Lenny on 04 June 2014 - 08:51 AM

cheers lenny....ok there is 1 SENSOR ,and no pipes going to the exhaust ...... it does have the eloys system.. but it's squirted in the fuel in the tank.....so I've been told.
Does he not have to delete the Dpf of the ecu ....?
And he said it take about an hour to the remap....?

he would have to delete the dpf from the ecu and load a remap which doesn't produce smoke,
Some places have these ready made files model specific ready made,
So they only need to swap the software, seems he's going to remap it there for you specific,

If the sensor in the dpf is only a pressure sensor then i cant see any problem in removing the dpf prior to remap,
From my understanding the pressure sensor would be there to detect blockage and trigger a EML on the dash.
Im not 100% sure of that though,

#370886 Fitting Mk2.5 Rear Lights To A Mk2 Focus (Inc. Rs/st Dual Red Mod)

Posted by Lenny on 03 June 2014 - 08:13 PM

Hi Lenny.
I'm gonna fit the lights this weekend work permitting but I just wondered. Did you fit LED bulbs for your indicators or brakes lights before fitting?
I'm not sure there are any but it would be nice to do now with the LED sides already in.

hi mate,
No i didn't fit any LED because red led isn't very noticeable during the day, my fear was that my brakes wouldn't be noticed however the Genuine ford premium tail light units have a single filament brake light.
Compared to the standard tail light units that have a dual filament stop&tail bulb,

Some led tail light bulbs also require load resistors because the run on a lower voltage,
Ideally some Cree red led with silver casings would do nicely as they have built in load resistors.

Now for led indicators
In short mate these ain't gonna work,
I've fitted silvatec indicator bulbs instead,

The led will flash like a strobe when fitted as an indicator,
The only way around this is to upgrade all indicator to led and fit an adjustable flash relay,
Where using a Philips head screwdriver on the adjustable relay box, you can adjust the flash rate,
But since the focus is CanBus technology: the flash rate is controlled by the GEM there's no relay that can be swapped out,
The only way to alter the flash rate is via diagnostics following the modified ELM327 guide which will give you access to such perimeters.

#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.

#370133 Best Make Wipers Best Price

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


#369835 Picture For A Giggle

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