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#286243 Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6Tdci Engine

Posted by baileydog62 on 30 August 2013 - 09:12 PM

That's the metal sorted, just need the plate measurements for the inlet.

#286169 Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6Tdci Engine

Posted by baileydog62 on 30 August 2013 - 05:30 PM

Having made a right hash of trying to fit mine (Fiesta), I look at what I was doing and if there was an easier way of achieving the same thing. The main issue was the lower bottom bolt, with limited clearance and a snowballs chance in hell to refit if it fell out, maked life very difficult for myself and my fat fingered friends.


So it occurred to me while I had the EGR pipe in my hands is that since us Fiesta peeps are blanking the left hand side of the vent pipe (picture below 9D477A), why not blank both the EGR exit and inlet entrance with a plate and remove the pipe altogether and the need for an awkward contortionist act. All it needs is someone who has an A in metal work to shape the plates and make a buck or too.


Granted there are those have had no issues fitting the plate in the normal way but my life would have so much easier this way.


Your thoughts?




I hate you EGR pipe!!



#285046 Will Fitting A Egr Blanking Plate Cause A Dash Light To Come On (Mk7)

Posted by baileydog62 on 26 August 2013 - 05:08 AM

I finally did it what a absolutely horrid job it was to. So little access to the lower bolt it's unreal. If your planning on doing it to a mk7 Fiesta the you definitely need to use a ratchet spanner as otherwise you'll be like me spending ages doing a quarter turn at a time. Urgh never again.

Funny how one tool can make life so easy, I'll make the purchase today! 


I look forward to you posting the results of your travels though it does sound as its done the trick.