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#1 tingtongbell

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 10:13 PM

Hi Guys,

I am new here and bought myself a 2006 Focus 5drs zetec 1.6. 50k miles

The car feels so far so good.

However, I just noticed today a small puddle of liquid just ahead of the off side front wheel (me facing the bonnet) after a 15 mins drive. Moved the car forward right away to see if it is actually coming from mine, no puddle is forming.

Drive home and unload my stuff then walked round the car again, there is a puddle of liquid same spot. Went out to inspect again within 20mins and the puddle is gone and even the wet patch on the ground.

My observation is a small leak after a period of driving and leak is not continuous .

Has some one experienced the same thing?

Cheers Guys!

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#2 Whelk8891

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 02:35 PM

Probably nothing - I've noticed it a few times on mine (had it 5 years now) and put it down to dew/condensation/general atmospheric dampness.

Confused - when you say "off side with me facing the bonnet", do you mean the driver's side or the passenger's side? If its the passenger side, the screen washer bottle is in there, behind the wheel arch. Easy to see if that's leaking - fill it right to the top and leave the lid off for a few minutes. If you meant the driver's side, that's where the expansion tank is, so leave the engine running and look for leaks. Could also get somebody to rev the engine to increase the water pressure while you look.

I really don't think you're going to have a leak anywhere, though.

#3 mintalkin

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 02:50 PM

have you used the air con could be condensation from this.

#4 tingtongbell

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 03:45 PM

Hi Guys,

Took it to the shop after lunch, they said it is probabaly condensation from Air-Con so nothing to worry about. Now, I learnt Focus hasnt got a drain pipe for air-con.

Whellk8891, on mine the screen washer bottle is on the driver side behind the wheel arch.

Cheers guys !


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