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Patrico777

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Hi

recently noticed after heavy rain that has been here this morning I have water inside the shock from top how the f*** did that get there ??? 

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Comes down from the windscreen onto the scuttle and drips onto the top of the strut, just dry it with tissues and spray with oil periodically or put a light smear of grease on the strut thread/nut and check for water every now & then. If your really parnickety I suppose you could make a bung from silicon sealant, smear a little grease over the cup/strut thread/nut, cover the strut thread/nut in polythene, and cover it in the silicon, once it sets remove the 'bung' & polythene and replace the 'bung in the hole. Problem solved.

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1 hour ago, Russ said:

Comes down from the windscreen onto the scuttle and drips onto the top of the strut, just dry it with tissues and spray with oil periodically or put a light smear of grease on the strut thread/nut and check for water every now & then. If your really parnickety I suppose you could make a bung from silicon sealant, smear a little grease over the cup/strut thread/nut, cover the strut thread/nut in polythene, and cover it in the silicon, once it sets remove the 'bung' & polythene and replace the 'bung in the hole. Problem solved.

U meam put grease on nut ? What will it do ? And then if I want I can put silicone in the hole ? How come it comes from windscreen i dont get how it can go there

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6 minutes ago, Patrico777 said:

U meam put grease on nut ? What will it do

Stops it from going rusty same as the silicone idea wont stop the water running down though. Wax oil may work too

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10 minutes ago, Gizza11 said:

Stops it from going rusty same as the silicone idea wont stop the water running down though. Wax oil may work too

I will try and use silicone then, fill the hole how does the water get there I dont get it guys lool 😂😂😂

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Sweet car Patrick!

I know it's off topic but i wanted to tell you! I also hope you fixed the water issue!

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Unfortunately I don't have you model of car I was just explaining it stops the rust, water will get into  many places just cos' it can ( silly answer but true)Like my Focus gets in through the bonnet vents but that's my fault for fitting them in the first place. Some one on here may know a fix if there is one

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10 minutes ago, TDR|XTC said:

Sweet car Patrick!

I know it's off topic but i wanted to tell you! I also hope you fixed the water issue!

Thanks its FOR SALE 🤛

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37 minutes ago, Patrico777 said:

U meam put grease on nut ? What will it do ? And then if I want I can put silicone in the hole ? How come it comes from windscreen i dont get how it can go there

Open your bonnet, let water run down the drivers side of your windscreen and watch where it goes! I had a mk6 fiesta for 8 years and my son had a mk6 facelift, both did the same as yours!

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1 minute ago, Russ said:

Open your bonnet, let water run down the drivers side of your windscreen and watch where it goes! I had a mk6 fiesta for 8 years and my son had a mk6 facelift, both did the same as yours!

What was your fix filling up the hole with silicone ? Only left side does it

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1 minute ago, Patrico777 said:

What was your fix filling up the hole with silicone ? Only left side does it

I explained the fix in my original post (I used to dry the recess and sprayed WD40 over it) and yes it ONLY happened on one side!

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1 minute ago, Russ said:

I explained the fix in my original post (I used to dry the recess and sprayed WD40 over it) and yes it ONLY happened on one side!

I try and fill up the hole tomorrow

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If you're really bothered about it you can buy covers for the strut tops which should just slot in place. Saw them about on eBay a while back. 

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7 minutes ago, jbell said:

If you're really bothered about it you can buy covers for the strut tops which should just slot in place. Saw them about on eBay a while back. 

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3 minutes ago, Patrico777 said:

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eBay.co.uk. Can't remember exactly what to search, but you know what you're looking for :) 

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On my zetec s I just filled the hole with grease and tapped it. These bits are prone to rusting and could give problems if you wanted to take them off

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1 hour ago, ThaiFiesta said:

Very common in this model. Buy the eBay rubber bungs. Search Fiesta mk 6 strut bung

Thanks just ordered this hopefully no more leaks 

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I literally just bought some of them because I was having the same issue, only the driver's side.

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23 hours ago, Patrico777 said:

Thanks just ordered this hopefully no more leaks 

 

Make sure you spray some anti-rust or grease in before you put the bung in

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1 hour ago, ThaiFiesta said:

Make sure you spray some anti-rust or grease in before you put the bung in

Wd40?

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15 hours ago, Patrico777 said:

Wd40?

Something with a bit more staying power. Heavy duty grease. There's s few spray versions

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