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Member Since 30 Oct 2012
Offline Last Active Sep 17 2014 01:53 AM

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In Topic: Egr Blanking Plate Already Fitted?

17 September 2014 - 01:48 AM

Did you see the middle of the plate?/ was it solid?  - it could just be a thin, steel  gasket


Who knows - one of out members was at Ford and the head mechanic recommended fitting a blanking plate  

In Topic: New Car Shocker

16 September 2014 - 12:51 PM

I have more hatred towards vauxhalls driven by idiots, to be fair sheriff is exempt I somehow doubt he will be driving it like a pratt.

Once he sits in it he is instantly transformed into one :lol:  just kidding


it looks ok from the back, but the front is ug-leee!


I hate them because they are built down to a price, not up to a standard, ( i know the newer ones have got better, but all the interior trim falls off/ does not have the quality of an ST or the ride/ handling balance)  


And the sort of people that drive them (round here anyway) - there are a lot of chavs with loud ones  that are so low they are scrapeing the ground, that make a lot of noise and think they are fast (eg cornering at 2mph then redlining it up the straights)- i love overtaking them - i know they are not all like that but the image is there to stay

In Topic: Focus Hesitation And Dirty Egr

16 September 2014 - 12:20 PM

The oil mist is unlikely to be directly from the exhaust manifold, or the exhaust side of the EGR  


Most likely it is from the crankcase, the rocker cover gasket, or the crankase breathers (directly or indirectly) - there is often oil/ oli mist around the breathers, The crankase is vented via breathers in front of the turbo compressor (in-between the airbax and turbo) this oil mist then coats the inside ov the boost hoses, all the way into the inlet manifold and on to the combustion chamber


A DPF (if one is fitted) can cause an increase in crankase pressure is 2004 pre DPF?   


TDDIs are simpler, they have less to go wrong Modern diesels have DPFs (clog up and cause trouble) EGRs (contaminate the inlet manifold, can leak/ play up) DMFs (can wear/ break up fall apart cause poor running)


These things are un-nessesary and are more to go wrong, the car is more reliable, more efficient without them  


A TDDI has basic mechaincal injectors, they are tough, and can run on many fuels, some TDCIs have delphi injectors, that were made for high-sulphor diesel (no longer available from pumps) that are more delicate


I run a Mondeo TDDI - it has a total EGR delete, straight-through exhaust, solid flywheel - and a total-loss breather (like a catchtank - the oil mist from the breather does not go anywhere near the engine inlet) with the junk removed its reliable, its economical and quick and runs on veg oil at 99p per litre


If something does eventually go wrong it will be something nessesary and not useless junk i dont need on the car     

In Topic: Drive Shaft Issues? Keep Or Sell?

15 September 2014 - 10:20 PM

Find out exactly what is liable to fail and get quotes on how much it will cost to repair

In Topic: Joke Thread

15 September 2014 - 10:14 PM

A topical one -




There is only 25-100 years of oil left in the north sea


But England only has 5 days worth left!   :lol: