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#1 MrRedman

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:19 PM

Hi guys my better half now has the 05 focus which ive read on here suffers this problem,so after having the same Ive changed the plugs and the leads.All has been fine for 2months but now the weather is changing the water seems to be back,so i want to seal the washers which i should of done 2 months ago! doh!!
which is best some sealant round the washers or new washers just need a permanent cure.
thanks Paul

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#2 artscot79

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:25 PM

ebay marine sealant get that when you do pop the washer jets out and seperate the rubber seal from the bottom apply a smear of silicone where it meets the washer and again where it meets the bonnet and replace did mine last year and fine ever since

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:37 PM

Cheers on to it now :)

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:56 PM

I changed a set 6 months ago due to them leaking on a relatives car.

I bought the ford revised washers and seals, about 6 or 7 quid IIRC. The seals are different and the washers fit much tighter to the bonnet.

Not had any more issues since so it's definitely been a good fix for me.

So unless the washers are a good tight fit to the bonnet, sealant is probably a waste of time unless you use polyurethane stuff and hope you never need to remove them in a hurry lol.


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Posted 14 September 2012 - 06:49 AM

silicone grease ..over a year ago .. no problem since ..same on my fiesta .silicone has worked for me

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 10:02 AM

when i got the revised jets the mechanic said that they use silicone too as they still leak in heavy rain

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