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Fitted My Egr Today- However This Doesnt Look Right...

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hey folks, so i fitted my EGR today.. not so bad a job- took about the 2 hours to do it and had to remove a few more items than the guide suggests (as that was for the focus) but all in all not too bad an effort. i was able to slip my plate in without undoing the coolant bolt which i was a bit concerned about...

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however when doing so i was cleaning a few bits and bobs and noticed all of this oil/ fuel (although i doubt fuel) on the top of the rocker cover... this cant be good..

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then i noticed..

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this loose connection. is this an oil feed pipe? i pushed it together but its not a very tight fit and works its way loose again.

is this normal... it seems like the connection isnt tight at all.. can i get a new part for this that will give me a good connection?

im still down on power... it has this intermittent problem where it wont rev over 3k rpm and takes an age to get there.. as if in limp mode or something...

ive got a code reader and torque pro and got the same error codes as ive posted before... tried taking it for a 'spirited drive' the other day to try and encourage my DPF to go into a cycle but ive no idea if it has worked or not... meh, anyway, time to focus on getting it throuhg the MOT now anyway and find a water washer pump and rear wiper motor...

Thanks

dave

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Sounds like my issue !

I blanked my egr but a very helpful chap on here told me too look for a crack on the turbo intercooler pipe. (Metal pipe at the front of the engine) this has cauwed my cmax to loose power.

Hope that helps

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hahahaha i know who that fine fellow may be too! ;-)

ok ill have a look at mine too.. i just dont know why it would be intermittent if its a crack in the pipe... surely it would be doing it all the time?

Still learning :-)

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Hey

Mine drives fine until you give it some power or going up a hill then the power just drops

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hhmmmm so have you found a crack in your pipe then... ? if so has it been fixed/ will you fix it yourself/ do you know what you need...?

im going to look for his signature with the links to his thread.. brb

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I would secure that rubber with the correct jubilee, I think it's under pressure causing it to come off.

As you have a c max, look on the cmaxownersclub, few guys in there have the same engine, they be able to help also.

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thanks cmaxer.. i tried to join the owners club a LONG time ago before i bought the car to get tips and ideas of things to look out for.. however they wouldnt/ didnt activate me despite many messages to the admins- so if thats the treatment i get they can forget it!

I was just reading jeebowhites how to change your intercooler pipe thread and saw that normally on the end of this pipe there are plastic clips that clamp the two hoses together.. ours doesnt have this... i need to get hold of a new plastic part here me thinks.

I swear whoever had this before us treated it awfully.. lost clips from the engine bay and them plastic screws is what i need!!

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Hi

Yes theres plenty of help and walk throughs. Im going to do the work my self on my pipe. The crack in mine is where the bracket is welded to the pipe on bolts to the engine. I used a fine spray bottle and sprayed onto the pipe and looked for thr bubbles

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ok, so have you sourced a new pipe? i looked at jeebo's pdf and the link is now expired so i was just searching for one....

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Fgk ford quoted arounf £142ish for parts only. Ive asked the question on another thread if a ford focus 1.6 pipe will fit.

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Woah, that is expensive, I think they're supposed to be coming in at around 80 to 90 from motor factors, hmmmm

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thanks cmaxer.. i tried to join the owners club a LONG time ago before i bought the car to get tips and ideas of things to look out for.. however they wouldnt/ didnt activate me despite many messages to the admins- so if thats the treatment i get they can forget it!

I was just reading jeebowhites how to change your intercooler pipe thread and saw that normally on the end of this pipe there are plastic clips that clamp the two hoses together.. ours doesnt have this... i need to get hold of a new plastic part here me thinks.

I swear whoever had this before us treated it awfully.. lost clips from the engine bay and them plastic screws is what i need!!

Sorry to hear that they never activated your account, if you want to join up let me know and I'll contact them.

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Sorry to hear that they never activated your account, if you want to join up let me know and I'll contact them.

well i was curious so tonight i logged in to try and read/ post etc but i still couldnt, so i messaged an admin called 'Dan' so ill wait and see if i get a response.

Many thanks.

dave

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well i was curious so tonight i logged in to try and read/ post etc but i still couldnt, so i messaged an admin called 'Dan' so ill wait and see if i get a response.

Many thanks.

dave

What's the user name you are using ?

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hey folks, so i fitted my EGR today.. not so bad a job- took about the 2 hours to do it and had to remove a few more items than the guide suggests (as that was for the focus) but all in all not too bad an effort. i was able to slip my plate in without undoing the coolant bolt which i was a bit concerned about...

20141014_164542_zps1a010450.jpg

however when doing so i was cleaning a few bits and bobs and noticed all of this oil/ fuel (although i doubt fuel) on the top of the rocker cover... this cant be good..

20141014_170436_zps64489aad.jpg

20141014_170456_zps05705d54.jpg

then i noticed..

20141014_164514_zps3b12c75a.jpg

this loose connection. is this an oil feed pipe? i pushed it together but its not a very tight fit and works its way loose again.

is this normal... it seems like the connection isnt tight at all.. can i get a new part for this that will give me a good connection?

im still down on power... it has this intermittent problem where it wont rev over 3k rpm and takes an age to get there.. as if in limp mode or something...

ive got a code reader and torque pro and got the same error codes as ive posted before... tried taking it for a 'spirited drive' the other day to try and encourage my DPF to go into a cycle but ive no idea if it has worked or not... meh, anyway, time to focus on getting it throuhg the MOT now anyway and find a water washer pump and rear wiper motor...

Thanks

dave

No, this is the crankase breather pipe

it stops pressure building up in the crankcase and prevents blow-by gasses from entering the atmosphere by feeding them back into the engine to be re-gurgitated

a leak here and a lot of oil vapor being expelled may be because of exessive crankcase pressure, caused by worn pistons/rings/bores, valveguides/ seals or a blocked DPF, the leak may also draw air not measured by the MAF sensor

its known as a design flaw on these engines and the replacement parts from Ford can be expensive, personally i would get rid of the crappy. overpriced Ford/ PSA hoses and fit quality replacement silicone hoses, metal joiners and proper jubilee clips or similar

And find out what the underlying problem is

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I had that issue also. The oil is blowing out of the turbo into that pipe. It should not be secured on by a cable tie, I needed to replace the entire MAF sensor (used a None OEM part for about £34 off ebay and it worked perfectly!) The turbo may be suffering and may need replacing, but I would start by checking the oil level.

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thanks for the replies.

Not sure if most people know but weve only recently acquired the car to be honest.. none of the above is a result of my shoddy workmanship!!

yes cable ties are not great for holding this together.. normally there would be clasps that clamp it together. throughout the history of the car however, things have been misplaced and not put back or broken as a result of looking in the engine bay and this is what ive come to expect now.

The oil level is fine (checked from the dipstick) but ill keep an eye on it. could it be from here that oil has spewed out all over the rocker?

why is there this join in the crank case breather? could i not fit an aftermarket crank breather filter?

a blocked dpf could well be the cause as i am having problems with it. but i keep trying to run it hard to get it into cycle so ill see what happens there.

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If you bought it from a garage send it back for them to repair! I have mine an oil change and new hose and the oil spill massively dropped.

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yeah thats not really an option Jeebo, they're quite a way away to get to, plus not very friendly and i wouldnt trust the work he/ they do on cars after buying from them for love nor money. No ive accepted that im in this on my own really so time to learn about the car myself.

anyone care to weigh in with regards to the crank breather filter?

What is the point of that black plastic bit.. is it a valve?

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It's not necessary to go back to the same garage. If you have to travel too far and make it known to Kate seller you know your rights they can pay for a local garage to so the job instead.

As to the filter, I don't know of one, but the hose is there to primarily catch the additional outlet from the crank and recycle it, it also allows you to catch the oil as well but not strictly the primary purpose. I have seen mods where you can in fact add a catch pot for the oil to stop it leaking back into maf hose.

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