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EGR blanking & EGR clamp question.


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Hello everyone, as per my previous thread my car (2009 1.4tdci) went into limp mode yesterday, was told it could be the EGR valve needing cleaning, removed it & cleaned it but can't for the life of me refit the clamp, none of the YouTube videos mention special tools or it being hard to do but it's an absolute nightmare, has anyone done this job before?

Also when searching for advice EGR blanking came up alot, has anyone done this? What's the benefits / downside to it?

 

Please help!

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6 minutes ago, Luke4efc said:

The biggest downside is your car will immediately fail it's next MOT 😊.

Well F that then, don't ever want to mess around with the egr on this car again. Looks like I need a set clic-r clamp pliers, £20 and I bet I'll never use it again.

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3 hours ago, BP2411 said:

Well F that then, don't ever want to mess around with the egr on this car again. Looks like I need a set clic-r clamp pliers, £20 and I bet I'll never use it again.

I'm not entirely familiar with the EGR on these diesels so not sure about the clamp you're on about. Only time I've come across a clic-r clamp was on an intake pipe. Found it a bit fiddly so replaced with a jubilee clip.

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I read somewhere ford had replaced them with a different type of clamp that you tighten with an Allen key but unable to verify this, hopefully someone who has access to the parts list will see this thread.  I don't think a jubilee clip will work in this case as the original clamp has sides on it, if that makes sense lol

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Did you remove the fault code to see if it might come back again? My 1.6 TDCI fiesta I have I used to only drive it from the driveway to the garage for the first 2 months whilst I was waiting for my insurance renewal of my previous car to finish. One point the EML came on and came up with a code to do with the EGR. Removed the fault code and it hadn't come up since. Strangely no engine light has come on since blanking it. 

Those clips are hard to take off and put on (if that's the same one that's located on my turbo cat pipe. What my dad did was place a screw through the holes and put a nut between it. He'd then move the nuts which then holds the clamp in place. Better than using two screwdrivers to pull them off. 

Also took my car for MOT last month and passed with no say about EGR or emissions thankfully. Only advisory was about a tire near its tread limit. 

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36 minutes ago, BP2411 said:

Mine is all back together now but it won't start, assume it's to do with the fuel filter being removed.

Yeah most likely the fuel filter being disconnected. You could try pumping a little bit of diesel in to it to help. My dad used some sort of hand pump when he changed mine. 

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You can try easy start, but it'll most likely just run on the easy start for a few seconds and then die.  It's not great for the pump either.

Hand primer really is the way to go tbh.  Towing will work as a last resort though.

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Just called in the garage, they don't have a primer they normally tow them to start so looks like it's another trip to Halfords. Do I just connect the hose to the outlet on the filter and pump til fuel comes through?

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