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Old 11-08-2017, 04:37 PM   #321
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Nice bit of kit
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Old 11-08-2017, 10:29 PM   #322
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Nice job on the engine bay.

Must be so nice to live somewhere which is just dusty - as opposed to road salt in winter and all the crap which corrodes things in the engine bay like bolt heads and metal surfaces.
Yeah I totally see what you mean. Even when we have some snow in Greece and roads get salty it is a pain in the b**t to be honest. Dusty, it can be managed
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Old 11-08-2017, 11:03 PM   #323
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So, this is the place we will be working on for this post. This, and the EGR system.

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Here's an idea of the crap that goes inside your inlet on a diesel car with just 28k miles on the clock. Sad is it not ?

De-Dpf exhaust install by mgpdoc, on Flickr

De-Dpf exhaust install by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Block of plate to the rescue

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EGT sensors off

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Lamda Sensor off

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After A LOT of fiddling and swearing, the downpipe came off

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Not in piece sadly as for this to happen probably all the subframe would have to come off so ef it.

De-Dpf exhaust install by mgpdoc, on Flickr

First test fit

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De-Dpf exhaust install by mgpdoc, on Flickr

TB block off plate - will change to matching bolts later

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Downpipe path

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Here is where it got tricky will get to that later

Final dp part which is modified with a v band to match the rest of my 3inch cat(what cat lol)back

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De-Dpf exhaust install by mgpdoc, on Flickr

De-Dpf exhaust install by mgpdoc, on Flickr

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This is the part where we had clearance issues. Downpipe touched the steering rack. Ofcourse, once again, bolt on fitment wasnt the case

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So out again to modify it

Reshaped it and it was great afterwards

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Matching bolts as promised

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Sensor on

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These however had to be left plugged and tucked in place, cause the car cannot work without them. Even after the ecu remap. Will see if maybe at a later version.

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This map sensor of the DPF was removed though

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Egr and boost pipe removal by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Egr and boost pipe removal by mgpdoc, on Flickr

As was this EGR part from the Exhaust manifold to the EGR

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Car was a little rolling-coal happy

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But nothing a wash and wax cant fix

Egr and boost pipe removal by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Egr and boost pipe removal by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Then i decided to remove the complete EGR assembly as it was no longer used, to save weight and clean the engine bay even more

Oil return line has to be removed

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And you have to make a U-joint for the water pipes that run to the coolant radiator of the EGR which is also removed. Luckily i had the U-joint from the A4 hehe

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Blocked this hole as well

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And this is what was removed

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Then, we remapped the car, it made another 10hp but we havent finished yet, will get back to you with more results once we fine tune it

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Big shoutout to etuners greece, and Stelios Alexandrakis in particular.

Cheers

More to come
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Old 12-08-2017, 10:06 PM   #324
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So another task I have been wanting to address, is the tailights after i removed the paing from the hazard and reverse lights.

Instead I sourced some red tint film like i said i would

Made a template of the area i wanted to cover

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Came out awesome with the slightest effort

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And still is in place perfectly after much washing, dust, and abuse

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Stay tuned, more to come

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Old 13-08-2017, 07:43 PM   #325
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What film did you use ? I did this to my old car but after a while the red tint faded so had to renew it periodically.
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Old 13-08-2017, 07:51 PM   #326
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What film did you use ? I did this to my old car but after a while the red tint faded so had to renew it periodically.
I used some film i sourced over at ebay just to try it.
So far zero fading and holds up nicely. Will let you know if this changes overtime.
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Old 13-08-2017, 08:59 PM   #327
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So, truth be told i was pushing my luck somewhat

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In the past i entered the sea with the Cherokee pretty ofter at this particular spot. However . . .

This is not a Jeep

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Got pulled out by a family car, but not without my pride and my car being hurt as well. AC radiator got pushed by the bad Darkside IC installation probably, and also, wheels were scratched from the rocks at the beach.

Had no Ac for the next days, and scratched wheels, oh well

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On my way back home, at a highway parking

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Got back to Athens, and lost no time

First AC radiator replacement, and new mounting points and brackets for the IC, properly this time, and not like my half-ass job on a bad product

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All done and I love how the new BEHR Ac Radiator is silver instead of black

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Looks mean

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Temporary Audi wheels while mine were sent to be painted

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Gave it a proper wash

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Do these wheels make it look like a Renault or is it just me

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I also ordered this Powerflex mount - Diesel Specific - To reduce engine movement which was getting frustrating especially after the track visit.
It increased vibration, but reduced movement like it should

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Oem

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And then wheels were ready

I opted for a change to see how it would look. I normally like to keep my cars in a two tone theme. And this is no exception, it was red and black.
However, i thought I'd give it a go on something rather different.

So. . .

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This is what I came up with

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Gunmetal Wheels by mgpdoc, on Flickr

First time on the car

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Wheels by mgpdoc, on Flickr

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They sure look bigger

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Gunmetal Wheels by mgpdoc, on Flickr

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To be honest at first i couldnt get used to it but the more i saw it the more i liked it

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Threw on some Rota caps in Gunmetal which I ordered from UK again

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And the box as well

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Car is currently away on vacation mode, seeing some dusty roads and beaches

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Cheers

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Old 31-08-2017, 10:09 AM   #328
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All that time the car was running with DPF?

Also did you use a fuel additive?
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Old 01-09-2017, 11:48 AM   #329
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letting the side down, your washer under the bottom bolt is off by little bit

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Matching bolts as promised

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All that time the car was running with DPF?

Also did you use a fuel additive?
Yes, it was completely stock DPF-wise. No fuel additives, ever.

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letting the side down, your washer under the bottom bolt is off by little bit
It is just the angle i promise
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