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    10,001 to 15,000
  1. Thanks again
  2. Got the problem sorted, turns out a gasket had moved slightly when a nut was tightened, causing a small opening, which in turn caused the whistling, turbo is now properly sealed and that annoying whistling is now gone. Thankyou everone for all the replies.
  3. Mechanic took the belt off said the car was still whistling, he said it might be a boost leak. I don't know if he knows what he's doin, it could be this it could be that? Not lookin forward to the bill.
  4. It does get slightly louder then stops if you really put your foot down
  5. Has anyone else ever had this problem, and had it properly diagnosed.
  6. When taking off the car would rev at the same level for a couple of seconds. Then it would rev faster as if you hit a boost button. Does this make sense?
  7. Yea there was. It was replaced. And it still whistled after that
  8. Yea could be either, though its been whistling 2 weeks and ive no battery light on as yet.
  9. Really? The reason I ask is, an autospark works with the mechanic and he surely would've picked up on that?
  10. 2 weeks ago I noticed a whistling noise coming from the engine of my 05 1.8tdci focus, mechanic looked at it an said it was the turbo, I got a used turbo from an 06 focus with 37000 miles on the clock, the replacement turbo is now fitted and the car is still whistling, the mechanic said the whistling was definitely the old turbo, I haven't paid the mechanic yet, I just hope that I haven't shelled out £200 for a turbo that I didn't need, and he still needs paid, has anyone else ever had this problem or know what it might be that is causing the whistling? Thanks Mark
  11. Ive left the cap and let the car tick over for 2 hrs. The coolant in the expansion tank has dropped s little. Im not sure if that's the air lock out. When driving after about 4 miles the needle starts to rise. Then if I go fast the needle drops again. then If I take my foot off the accelerator pedal the needle starts to rise again and it sits at roughly the 12 o'clock position on the gauge. Would this suggedt there is still air in the system.
  12. Ive fitted the new thermostat housing, I haven't added the coolant yet, are there any things I need to know now about bleeding the system, are there any bleed valves in 1800 tdci engine. Or what is the best way to bleed the system.
  13. I started the engine up and noticed water dripping from under the thermostat housing. New part ordered
  14. Thanks for that, ill have a look when my wife comes back with the keys
  15. Thanks ill try that tomorrow cause its raining outside, could you tell me where the thermostat is please. Thanks Mark