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InKontrol

Member Since 27 Aug 2013
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#369765 Egr Blanking...

Posted by InKontrol on 30 May 2014 - 11:21 PM

Thanks for the advice. Regarding the gasket did you put yours on the engine block and then fit the blanking plate, or engine block -> blanking plate -> gasket -> egr valve?

 

How are you getting 67mpg as well? I can only manage about 53 on a good run (and I don't have a steel foot!)

 

My fingers are quite skinny so working with fiddly items and in tight spaces is one of my plus points.




#369685 Egr Blanking...

Posted by InKontrol on 30 May 2014 - 07:44 PM

Evening all,

 

My car's manufacturer warranty is due to end in the middle of June. I've heard good things regarding blanking off the EGR valve to prevent the intake of burnt exhaust gasses, and was wondering if it's worth doing it on my car? It's a Euro 5 DV6 engine, however I've heard that the Euro 5 engine is sensitive to having the EGR blanked off, so if it's going to cause the engine light to come on every 10 miles then I won't bother. 

 

It has roughly 50,000 miles on it so far, and might be looking at trading it in within a year or two, so maybe blanking it off for that time period might not be worth the hassle. 




#360501 Can I Correct This?

Posted by InKontrol on 05 May 2014 - 03:57 PM

My sister and I know a guy at a bodyshop so I got her to contact him for his thoughts on it. He reckons the wing is deformed and that it is bonded on at the bottom, however his words were "if it were my car I would leave it alone". 

The car is in Ford at the moment so I'll drop them a call to see if there's anyway they can reposition it while on with the injector.




#356525 Can I Correct This?

Posted by InKontrol on 24 April 2014 - 12:31 PM

Thanks for the info, I'll get a paint gauge on it to see if it has been resprayed in that area. It's also very slightly out of alignment at the A pillar so it may be ill fitting.

 

If I discover it's been painted before I'll persue with the selling dealer.




#340991 2005 Focus 1.6Tdci: Idle-1200Rpm Engine 'rattle' Under Load Problem

Posted by InKontrol on 10 March 2014 - 01:38 PM

I would take it back to the garage and get them to look at it, but should it be a while before they can work on it it's worth while getting a volunteer to rev the engine between idle and 1200rpm, and stick your head under the bonnet to figure out where the sound might be coming from.




#332701 Rust In Boot

Posted by InKontrol on 15 February 2014 - 03:33 PM

Alright bit of an update, I got it done for £50 off the same guy a couple of days ago, however when I tried to remove and reposition some 3M helicopter tape I ended up taking the repair off with the tape! Goddamit!! I have asked him if he can carry out the repair again (if it costs another £50 then so be it) but I'll ask him to fit the tape too instead of me wrecking the paintwork. :(




#331516 Rust In Boot

Posted by InKontrol on 11 February 2014 - 07:32 PM

My sister works for Audi and knows someone who will be able to carry out a repair on said rusted area. £35 to get it done, which seems a bit low, but price doesn't always dictate quality! :)




#329809 Hit By The Diesel Bug...

Posted by InKontrol on 06 February 2014 - 01:34 PM

I've put V Power in just to 'clear the works' so to speak, and I'll vouch to never touch supermarket fuel again! It's funny because that morning Asda was the place I got the diesel...