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Whistling Noise From My 2.5T Engine

29 September 2011 - 06:35 AM

Overnight my S-max has turned in to a futuristic hover skateboard/ufo! It is making a high pitched whistling noise like a kettle (not a fan belt screech). Checked the coolant system and all seems ok. Temperature gauge is ok too.
Took the oil dipstick out and a lot of air rushed in to the vacuum and the whistling stopped. Put dipstick back in and it was sucked out of my hand back in to place by the engine drawing in massive amount of air. As soon as dipstick was in place the engine started whistling again trying to suck in air from somewhere else. Same for the oil filler cap. With it removed if I put my hand over it my palm was sucked tightly on to make a seal- i.e. the opposite of an engine breather problem where air is being expelled.

Any ideas gratefully received.

Its a petrol 2.5T engine 56 reg.

No Cold Air From Air Con

28 March 2011 - 04:05 PM

Always worth a try on the forum before going to the garage............
56 plate 2.5 petrol s-max has no cold air coming from the air con. Fans all working ok just not cold.
All internal settings checked and normal.
The owners handbook mentions nothing about the location or servicing of the air con unit.
Any ideas or is it a garage job?


Front Windscreen De-Icer On The Way Out?

30 November 2010 - 07:27 AM

Wondered if anyone had a similar problem to my windscreen where the de-icer has just started to only do one side and in stripes.
Does this mean it will soon stop working altogether?
More importantly, does it mean a new windscreen as that sounds expensive?

I fear the worst.