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#414243 Photo Location Game

Posted by Lenny on 28 September 2014 - 09:00 AM

#414235 Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6tdci Engine

Posted by Lenny on 28 September 2014 - 07:55 AM

The legend that is Lenny, and I seriously mean that, drove all the way from Wexford to Dublin, on his free day to help me out to put the blanking plate into my car as I was having difficulties with it. I cannot thank him enough for doing that and I owe him one for that :)
So, we dismantled the bits as per the guide here and then could have access to the bolts on the egr and the tank on the left. The stubborn bolt in my car was the one on the left holding the tank and after a bit of fiddling around using a small reach 10mm socket, we managed to loosen it. After that, loosened the 2 bolts of egr and wiggled it to have a gap where the blanking plate was inserted. The only hiccup was that the metal gasket got loose as I took one bolt completely out but we managed to save it from falling in the undertray. Then, the bit which helped us a lot, was a suggestion by Clive (Stoney871), which was to use a bit of tape (I used duct tape) to hold the plate down and then gently slide it into place. Me and Lenny felt like idiots after we did this as it was in place but we had forgotten to take a picture. After that, we held the egr into place and then used a long nose pair of pliers to pull the duct tape away from the egr blanking plate. We debated whether to leave the duct tape there but thought it might not be safe.
Here is the picture:

And here is the plate in place: 


After that we reversed the steps and also checked whether we had any fault codes. None and car started no problem. Took it for a short drive and preliminary impressions are that it is so much smoother. No more 1st gear lag, no more big jolt when the turbo kicks in and feels that it pulls through all the gears much smoother. Tomorrow will drive it properly over the motorway and give it a good work out to see if the improvements hold. Also, filled up the tank and with the recent 4 new tyres (1 week old), will see if it makes an improvement on mpg. Watch this space for results :)
Again, thanks a million to Lenny for coming down to help me out. Couldn't have done it without you :)

You're too kind Hassen,
I'm happy to spend time working on anything ford related as i find it very therapeutic and the tip from Stoney to apply a tab of duct tape to the side of the plate: allowed the plate to sit correctly first time escalating the process from a therapeutic level to a euphoric level because the plate went directly in to place first time instead of potentially a hour spent trying to sling it in on the top bolt,

As mentioned we failed to take a picture of the blanking plate with the tape attached,
However we did get one of the tape being removed,

To others planning to use tape i would suggest: only use tape which has thread in it such as duct tape or web tape,
If you don't have either of them then use some plasters from a First Aid box,

Avoid using masking tape or electrical tape basically any tape that is likely to separate in to multiple sections when pulled,

And always pull out the tape before tightening home the bolts.

Was an added bonus to see the Lamborghini Huracán while the driver was in the chipper :lol:

Once again those brilliantly great long skinny arms of lenny makes another appearance :D

sounds like someone want a big hug!!


#414123 Grill Thingy By Interior Lights

Posted by Lenny on 27 September 2014 - 06:54 PM

Ah ok note to self don't shout if taking a call. Cheers Lenny
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Depends on whom is calling :lol: no problem mate

#414020 Tripler Front Splitter

Posted by Lenny on 27 September 2014 - 01:16 PM

Well if you do order one they are made to order I think mine took about 3 weeks to finally arrive but it's definitely worth the wait.
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TripleRcomposites manufacturer great quality custom built enhancement parts for a range of models,
Very affordable and well worth every penny,
Ive got a front splitter from them fitted on my Zs focus fitted over two years now and still 100%

#413823 How To Enable Speed Locking?

Posted by Lenny on 26 September 2014 - 07:21 PM

I don't disagree lenny, sorry my comments should have been more clear, I though elm config didn't play nicely with fiesta particularly if at all?

Its cool mate i didn't think you were disagreeing with me,
When im responding to posts im responding to the post while adding information surrounding the response aswell in a bid to help the google reader further understand the reasoning of my response,
If you get me lol

#413440 Egr Blanking Plate Already Fitted?

Posted by Lenny on 25 September 2014 - 06:50 PM

Lenny, first of all, thanks again for helping out. If you are coming over, I am paying for the diesel as that's the least I could do and I am buying you dinner as well :)
I am in Dublin actually on Saturday and anytime would suit me as I have no plans and Deirdre is working. I just googled it and it should be about 1hr drive. Let me know if that works for you and we can discuss it further via pm or I can call you, whichever is easiest. 
Cheers again.

Saturday sounds great mate,
Ill be leaving at 3pm complete with overalls no dinner required mate im on a diet :lol: walked 30km this week lol 10km mon, tue, wed evenings
I should be with you around 4pm Saturday and we will be done around 6:30 at the latest.
I also have a Bluetooth OBD scanner ill bring it with me,


If you download torque pro app to your phone,
You will be able to view boost, torque etc.
Mainly though should the egr blanking show up an error you can reset it via the app on your phone through Bluetooth
99% unlikely to show up an error but still its a handy tool for torque and bhp etc.

#413427 Guide For Fitting Daytime Running Lights Focus Mk2.5

Posted by Lenny on 25 September 2014 - 06:14 PM

sure doThe kit, slightly different to the original ones posted, purchase from speedline though. As far as I can tell the biggest difference is just the Dimming / control unit, its just a single unit rather then two, the wires looked a wee bit more polished too, less connectors, more tidy.WP_20140912_003.jpgWP_20140912_004.jpgWP_20140912_009.jpgWorth noting its near on impossible to get true colour pictures of these on my camera, I can vouch that on full, these things are as bright as any OEM set you'll see on the road.DSC_2867.jpgDRLs on fullc474b55d-7e5c-4745-9905-061b001ca59a.jpgSidelights and 50% DRLs5faf34e1-8a65-411b-98cc-01acca6ae3c4.jpg

You gotta get yourself some silvatec indicator bulbs to replace the orange bulbs mate,
They shine yellow but have a mirror coating will leave your headlights completely silver in appearance.

Whats the high/low beam spread of light like compared to the original units

#413411 Egr Blanking Plate Already Fitted?

Posted by Lenny on 25 September 2014 - 05:43 PM

that's a fiver in my pocket .......... :P

Ive got a load of oval shaped 3mm stainless steel plates if selling for 1 pound each excluding shipping if there any use to you,




#413404 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Lenny on 25 September 2014 - 05:18 PM

The led rear lights that RS's have are they worth the money to replace the standard ones?
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Here's the fitting guide: http://www.fordowner...its-focus-mk25/
If your purchasing new: cheapest supplier is Sandicliffe.co.uk cheaper than ford but still genuine ford parts
I sold a set of 16" Snow flake ford alloys on eBay and bought the RS tail lights with the winnings,
I reckon there worth every penny if fitting along with a body kit and ST pod they look the part,
Some people manage to pick them up second hand on eBay fairly cheap aswell,


Not too sure mate. There are a few people on the forums who had them replaced. Might be a good idea to ask them. I think Lenny did that for his car. Not 100% about that. 
Not really my thing as I would not get to ever see them while driving :P

You can see them reflect in shop windows at night when cruising :)
Look like star wars saber's :lol:

#412946 Egr Blanking Plate Already Fitted?

Posted by Lenny on 24 September 2014 - 06:04 PM

does anyone have the dimensions of the egr blanking plate ?

There less than 5 quid each mate not much profit on making them.

#412915 Egr Blanking Plate Already Fitted?

Posted by Lenny on 24 September 2014 - 05:06 PM

My guess is its the gasket mate,
Ford mechanics generally love the egr as it kills turbo making overtime for them.
I can drop over some weekend and help you out if desired save you an hours labour in mechanic's

#412687 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 23 September 2014 - 11:09 PM

Awesome! Many thanks for all the info. All I got to do now is order it in the coming weeks and mess about with the program. Can't really go wrong right? :P

Not aslong as you save a copy of the settings when you first connect to the car,
Save a copy of the default settings to your computer,
Then if you activate somthing that you dont like you have a backup of the default,
Nobody's bricked a car yet so you should be 100% its very user friendly software now that theres an English option

#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 2010-2015

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 2010-2015

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: