Typical stuff I do

  1. The BMW sixes mostly have swirl flaps which can disintegrate and destroy turbos and engine just for the sake of a few hours work and about £30. The egr is exhaust gas recirculating and removing the gubbins give a cleaner engine with less soot problems.
     
  2. Parm

    Parm Let The Games Commence

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    Ahh ok, I’m not good with the greasy bits on modern cars
     
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    Just been through this thread & enjoying your work, your tips & mods! :thumbup:

    As for DPF/cats - the best way to gut them properly is to cut a flap in the top of them, remove the guts, weld back up & grind welds flush. When fitted back on the car the weld is on top & can't be seen by mot man!
    You can gut them with a steel rod down the pipe but you'll not get it all out & they will rattle afterwards! :rolleyes:
    As for ones with pressure sensors, a good engine mapper can usually map them out.;)

    Not that I would ever do any of these things, that would be illegal! :whistle:
     
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  4. My mates just had a quote of £2500 to sort a DPF issue on his golf from VW. I put him on to a guy who remapped it and sorted out the DPF fault for £150. It would have been an mot fail with his light stuck on. Bonus is that it’s never driven as well.
     
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  5. anto44

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    Repaired this broken winch today, 2 lugs were snapped off so I made 2 new ones out of 10mm ali and tig welded them in.
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    The reason it broke is because it was mounted on a piece of 4mm steel which twisted up under load, so I made this base plate out of 15mm mild steel with an extra bracket to re enforce the the repaired piece.
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    I'll post a pic of the winch fitted to the base plate when the lidl paint has dried.
     
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  6. anto44

    anto44 Member

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    Little demo I did for a customer to show why purging is worth the extra cost, welded up one half then switched on the purge and welded the other half.
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    anto44 Member

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    Forgot to get any finished pics but made up this battery box last week
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    anto44 Member

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    Forgot to post up the finished pics of the winch repair and mounting plate.
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  9. anto44

    anto44 Member

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    Tig rod storage out of one of those cardboard packaging tubes.
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    A little ramp to drive a low car onto so his jack will fit under it. It's 40mm high.
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  10. mylesdw

    mylesdw Member

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    Sometimes the simplest little jobs give the most benefit. Like the TIG rod storage; been meaning to do something like that myself.
     
  11. anto44

    anto44 Member

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    Didn't have a chance to take many pics of this,
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    It's a nerf bar off a Suzuki LTR quad
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  12. anto44

    anto44 Member

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    A neighbour dropped this in and asked if I could weld a patch over the hole on this chimney elbow for a wood burning stove he's putting in his workshop.
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    That black coating was extremely hard to get off, I didn't bother trying to clean the coating off the inside of the pipe. It welded horribly, lots of black muck coming to the top of the weld.
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    anto44 Member

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    This is what the inside turned out like. I could hear a lot of pinging going in inside the pipe as it was being welded.
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  14. fixerupper

    fixerupper Member

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    How is he gonna sweep the flue now ....
     
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  15. MCKDAVID Member

    probably the same way as me, take it out....clean the lum and put it back.... takes minutes.
     
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    anto44 Member

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    I have no idea, I don't even know where abouts in the chimney system this bit fits.
     
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  17. anto44

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    Quick spray with lidls finest high temp paint and it's ready to go. I don't know about the long term durability of this paint yet but I have to say it goes on very nicely.
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  18. stuvy

    stuvy Member

    Is that the paint like exhaust paint where you have to hear it after painting to cure it
     
  19. anto44

    anto44 Member

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    Yeah that's the stuff.
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    It was dry to touch after about 10 mins
     
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  20. anto44

    anto44 Member

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    I made this vice stand a while back.
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