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  1. #226
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    Quote Originally Posted by hinrichs View Post
    Your cleaning skills are amazing, glad to see you posting again with all the bs that photbucket has pulled. I even got an email about it and I haven't used it in years which I thought was funny. That down pipe looks great.
    Hey mate, thanks for the love. I am very frutrated with their shitty business and all. Will get to an email once i have the time


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    So, this is the place we will be working on for this post. This, and the EGR system.

    Dpf by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    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

    De-Dpf exhaust install by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    EGT sensors off

    De-Dpf exhaust install by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Lamda Sensor off

    De-Dpf exhaust install by mgpdoc, on Flickr

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

    Dpf by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    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

    Dpf by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    De-Dpf exhaust install by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    TB block off plate - will change to matching bolts later

    De-Dpf exhaust install by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Downpipe path

    De-Dpf exhaust install by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    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

    De-Dpf exhaust install by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Dpf by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    De-Dpf exhaust install by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    De-Dpf exhaust install by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Dpf by mgpdoc, on Flickr

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

    Dpf by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    So out again to modify it

    Reshaped it and it was great afterwards

    Dpf by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Matching bolts as promised

    Dpf by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Sensor on

    Dpf by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    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.

    Dpf by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    This map sensor of the DPF was removed though

    Dpf by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    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

    De-Dpf exhaust install by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Car was a little rolling-coal happy

    Egr and boost pipe removal by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    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

    Egr and boost pipe removal by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    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

    Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Blocked this hole as well

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    And this is what was removed

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    Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Egr and boost pipe removal by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    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

    Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr

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

    Cheers

    More to come


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  3. #228
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    wanting to do the same thing on my bmw e90.. cleaned the intake manifold and egr. it was full of crap. removed at least 1,5cm of crap all around the inlet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C2_mad View Post
    wanting to do the same thing on my bmw e90.. cleaned the intake manifold and egr. it was full of crap. removed at least 1,5cm of crap all around the inlet.
    Havent had the chance to clean the internals of those parts yet, but at least i stopped its becoming even more in a very early stage. At some point though, it will be cleaned properly.


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    So, truth be told i was pushing my luck somewhat

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    Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr

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

    This is not a Jeep

    Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    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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    Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr

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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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    Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr

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

    Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Looks mean

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    Temporary Audi wheels while mine were sent to be painted

    Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Gave it a proper wash

    Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr

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

    Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    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

    Powerflex by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Oem

    Powerflex by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Powerflex by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    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. . .

    Gunmetal Wheels by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    This is what I came up with

    Gunmetal Wheels by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Gunmetal Wheels by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    First time on the car

    Gunmetal by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Wheels by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Gunmetal Wheels by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Gunmetal by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    They sure look bigger

    Wheels by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Gunmetal Wheels by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Wheels by mgpdoc, on Flickr

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

    Wheels by mgpdoc, on Flickr


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

    Gunmetal Wheels by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    And the box as well

    Summer by mgpdoc, on Flickr

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

    Summer by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Summer by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Cheers

    Summer by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    Mike


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    Like the new gunmetal color much more than black one.

    you have a super nice and personalized A1.

    thanks for the updates!

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    Great work as always. Pretty fucked up with all the photobucket stuff, glad it didn't stop you from posting your good work. Really love your car and the quality of your work, keep it up!

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    New wheel color looks great
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    Thank you guys. Really appreciate the input, and glad you enjoy the ride.

    Cheers to all

    Mike


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    Car was a little rolling-coal happy

    Egr and boost pipe removal by mgpdoc, on Flickr

    But nothing a wash and wax cant fix


    ^ this picture made me do a double take. I thought you added another sticker. lol^

    The new wheel color looks perfect. I like it better than the black.

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