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#262404 Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6tdci Engine

Posted by ffz on 23 May 2013 - 09:24 PM

It's hard to describe, but if I had to summarise the process in one word, MAGIC! But seriously, I found the bolts had to be just holding on one thread, including the one holding the EGR cooler. From there, get the plate over the top bolt, then it will swing round and drop on the lower bolt with a little jiggle.

#262190 My Focus

Posted by ffz on 22 May 2013 - 10:52 PM

Thanks for the pics. I can't work out if I like the bonnet lip - I think it would look better if its was the same width as the upper grillle. 

#261406 Some Damage Advice

Posted by ffz on 20 May 2013 - 02:30 PM

I might be talking out of my backside, but is there not some aerodynamic benefit to this panel? 

#261391 Hi!

Posted by ffz on 20 May 2013 - 01:18 PM

A bit late as I've already took my coat off, but hello fellows Ford lovers. 


My name is Chris, I have a 2008 Focus Zetec 1.6 TDCI 109, which was standard up until last week. I am halfway through adding cruise control, I've applied a vinyl carbon wrap to the interior light surround, centre console, radio facia, garage door and the heated screen panel, and fitted a Sony 6cd head unit from a Focus. I've also added the footwell bulbs (free* upgrade!)


*ok, bulbs are a couple of quid. 




#261388 My Focus

Posted by ffz on 20 May 2013 - 01:06 PM

Any chance of a better shot of the bonnet lip? I fancy this for mine, but can't imagine what it looks like. We both have Avalon, which is good!

#261365 Do You Like My Centre Console?

Posted by ffz on 20 May 2013 - 10:08 AM

I'm happy to help anyone trim theirs, but posting from Antrim isn't going to be easy. 


To do the section under the gear gaiter and around the cup holders, I actually removed the panel from the grey plastic base parts, so there is a perfect edge finish. 

#261362 Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6tdci Engine

Posted by ffz on 20 May 2013 - 09:45 AM

Just checked Ford Etis, any my car is showing no recalls, though I have the rubbing in the boot - A Ford main dealer painted it last year, and didn't apply a sticker... 

#261066 Do You Like My Centre Console?

Posted by ffz on 18 May 2013 - 07:56 PM

Had some spare time today so vinyl wrapped my centre console.

#260735 Stanless Steel Exhaust

Posted by ffz on 17 May 2013 - 09:36 AM

I've got a piper duplex system from essex,
Made to fit my motor and shipped to me in ireland perfect fit and very happy.


How much did you pay, if  you don't mind me asking? 

#259605 Full Parts List/catalogue

Posted by ffz on 12 May 2013 - 07:21 PM

I managed to find this site, some parts have multiple numbers, 



#258732 Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6tdci Engine

Posted by ffz on 08 May 2013 - 11:18 PM

Fitted a blanking plate today, the car feels much better, certainly picks up speed better from idle/coasting now its not breathing polluted air!

#257853 Full Parts List/catalogue

Posted by ffz on 05 May 2013 - 12:45 PM

I hit a rabbit once and you can see I curve shape of his head on the flap that comes down in front of the wheel,
Also whipped two phesants on the same month with my old titanium grill before fitting the Zs kit.

Animals around this time of year are much like my old work place "Conductix Wampfler"
Too focused on production to consider health&safety lol

Must have been a big cat mate or serious speed,
Your intercooler contains oil so it could be broken pipe or intercooler,
If replacing intercooler fit one from an ST from a breakers on ebay its a straight fit and performs better,
Under tray can also be purchased from breakers cheap,
You could always glue the bumper with tiger seal then fit a ZetecS front diffuser to cover the damage,

It was on an A-road, so you can imagine...


I have probably fixed the leak, if you look at a complete intercooler, the metal radiator is fixed the plastic section by means of a perforated strip, which is then bent down to clamp over the flange. I was hoping by fitting a new tray, I would see any new oil, rather than getting a spare. 


I'm not sure a Zetec S lip will help - I'll still have to have it resprayed. 


I'll probably end up trading the thing in soon, as much as I love it, I'm pee'd off with rust. For a 2008, its awful.