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Member Since 18 Jan 2012
Offline Last Active Oct 11 2013 01:56 PM
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In Topic: Focus 1.8Tdci Hose Replacement / Egr Cleaning

27 September 2013 - 04:05 PM

Have you had any EML after fitting the blank?

 

Ive got the same engine an want to do it but worried about an error coming up

 

Not a thing. I know from my own research that others have fitted the blanking plate to the 1.8 TDCi and it's been fine. If any errors are thrown up they can be cleared, but so far all positive.

 

Throttle response is better, boost and overall power through all gears increased - simply a nicer, more enjoyable driving experience. I was always aprehensive pulling away from lights as the car could / would labour in certain weather conditions, cold starts, low fuel level - no longer. 

 

Do it... worse that could happen is you may decide to remove.

 

Stu


In Topic: Focus 1.8Tdci Hose Replacement / Egr Cleaning

26 September 2013 - 08:58 PM

I'm the other way round.

Hands are too big, bang my head on the bonnet and when it comes to cleaning the wheels I've bought one of those little steps to sit on as it plays he'll with my knees.

It's all good fun :)

In Topic: Focus 1.8Tdci Hose Replacement / Egr Cleaning

26 September 2013 - 03:29 PM

ha ha .... I didnt get on much better.

 

One dropped 8mm sapnner, sliced the end of my finger opened and got the elbow on only to discover it was slightly too long (hence the trimming). Good to know its a tight fit though!

 

My brother was helping me - imagine to two giants (i'm 6'7 and 18 stone / he's 6'4" and 18 stone)  wrestling with a silicone elbow and the metal straight :)

 

Just a full set of discs and a bleed to complete now ;)

 

Stu


In Topic: Focus 1.8Tdci Hose Replacement / Egr Cleaning

25 September 2013 - 09:07 PM

:) exactly what I fitted.

Needed to trim it a little to get a perfect fit. But good quality and snug fit.

Stu

In Topic: Focus 1.8Tdci Hose Replacement / Egr Cleaning

25 September 2013 - 07:47 PM

Hi,

Thanks for the reply.

I tackled the pipe / elbow replacement and EGR blanking this past weekend and all went well.... Well apart from a dropped spanner.

Thankfully I had my bro to assist and we managed to recover it without having to remove the under tray.

Gave the EGR valve a clean with Wynns EGR3, which I know attracts positive and negative opinions. In my experience it worked well, although not much crap came out, probably because I regularly boot it :)

The EGR blank has been well worth it and the car is running sweetly :)

I would recommend it wholeheartedly

Stu