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#414499 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Hassen on 28 September 2014 - 09:55 PM

Your too kind Lenny. Definitely no use for the bluetooth module when you are going aftermarket with the new headunit. Exciting times ahead :)




#414332 Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6Tdci Engine

Posted by Hassen on 28 September 2014 - 02:51 PM

Forgot to say how much fun it was on the afternoon with the sun, great company and good craic. I think the best bit was the use of duct tape. We had a great laugh when it worked first time round. Well worth keeping some in the toolbox.
Highly recommend getting the egr plate fitted to anyone considering it. Best cheap and fun mod IMHO :)


#414171 Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6Tdci Engine

Posted by Hassen on 27 September 2014 - 09:33 PM

And here is the plate in place: IMAG2098_zpsdd3cb116.jpg




#414168 Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6Tdci Engine

Posted by Hassen on 27 September 2014 - 09:24 PM

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:

IMG_20140927_160734_zpsjeeelpkw.jpg

 

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 :)

 


 




#413533 Egr Blanking Plate Already Fitted?

Posted by Hassen on 25 September 2014 - 10:01 PM

Cheers for the info. I will get torque pro. Got the trial version as I have the above Bluetooth module in the car. It's been barely used to be honest. Didn't know you could use it to reset fault codes. Learnt something useful again today. Good week so far re learning bits and bobs for the car :)


#413433 Egr Blanking Plate Already Fitted?

Posted by Hassen on 25 September 2014 - 06:33 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.




#413327 Egr Blanking Plate Already Fitted?

Posted by Hassen on 25 September 2014 - 02:52 PM

 

 

 

 

This is the sort of thing our forum is all about :D

 

Just you be careful Lenny :P dont go doing yourself a mischief! but its good to see the benefits of calling on collective knowledge and experience!

 

 

Absolutely agreed :)




#413107 2014 Upgrades

Posted by Hassen on 24 September 2014 - 11:21 PM

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




#413078 Egr Blanking Plate Already Fitted?

Posted by Hassen on 24 September 2014 - 10:04 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

 

Lenny, you are a legend! I couldn't ask you to drive over man. I would happily drive over to yours and you can direct me on what to do. I wouldn't want to make your back worse now. Free this Saturday if you have 1-2hr to spare but no rush. Thanks a million for offering to help out :)




#413063 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Hassen on 24 September 2014 - 09:40 PM

It wouldn't surprise me if I am the first person to brick a car like a phone  :P




#412680 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Hassen on 23 September 2014 - 10:47 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




#412673 Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6Tdci Engine

Posted by Hassen on 23 September 2014 - 10:05 PM

That makes a lot more sense now. I will do so with a bit of time. 

 

The Germans, a funny bunch :P




#412653 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Hassen on 23 September 2014 - 09:19 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? :)




#412648 Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6Tdci Engine

Posted by Hassen on 23 September 2014 - 09:15 PM

Lenny, you are a star but I think I got it covered. Just not spending time to try it all out properly. I will do that tomorrow and see where I get. My car on the inside is tad bit different than yours but that's just a feeling I get, nothing scientific about that. I think it's coz yours was so nice and clean unlike mine lol.

 

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 :)




#412642 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Hassen on 23 September 2014 - 09:07 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.