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In Topic: Help - Strange Vent Noise!

17 July 2012 - 04:07 PM

Thought i would post a update on this. Made it to Liverpool and a few extra miles on top of that (circa 300 miles) and unfortuantely RaskL my temp repair held fine LOL :P :P ;)

Was a bit more than just tape wrapped around it though.

Anyhow ordered the Silicone replacement pipe and it arrived last Monday, found it was about 3/4 inch short in length at the top of the right hand bend and was worried that it wouldn't fit correctly. Lucky the pipe sits a good couple of inches at both ends so with a bit of adjustment it fitted ok - a bit tight though. Got the clamps good and tight and sat just after the raised pipe ridges and hopefully is nice and sealed.

Drove back home Sunday and all sounded nice and quiet and fully resolved!! (thank god - only a £36 fix)

Anyhow thanks for all the posts/advise etc - appreciated

In Topic: Help - Strange Vent Noise!

05 July 2012 - 09:00 PM

Thought it was a good price for a silicone pipe LOL

Cheapest i can find on ebay for a rubber pipe is about £40/5 inc P&P UK or £30 from poland!! When i rang ford earlier the cheapest pipe section was £50 upto £108!!

In Topic: Help - Strange Vent Noise!

05 July 2012 - 07:59 PM


Think i will do as wasted my no call out bonus!!!

Found this pipe which according to the numbers is a direct Ford Finis number 1496238 replacement - going to call them tomorrow morning


In Topic: Help - Strange Vent Noise!

05 July 2012 - 07:15 PM

Cheers raskL - you were spot on!!!

So took the pipe and metal part off and low and behold i found the spilt within seconds (stupid RAC man - knew that was going to be a waste of time!!!)

Here the split

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I've got to really go up to liverpool tomorrow which is about 250 miles - noticed on way home on motorway that once you up to speed and only accelerate gently it didn't make the whhoooossshhh sound but only when you accelerate a bit harder so guess i should be ok. RAC man said won't cause any damage if gets worse and it only cools the air for turbo efficiency rather than keep the actual turbo cool

Anyhow - going to order a part to get delivered asap - the silicone one is abroad and takes ages to arrive so will find a normal pipe instead for speed.

Done a temp repair using some old pond liner, electric tape in several layers with some big !Removed! black tape over the whole lot

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Took car for a spin and the loud whooshing has stopped but you can still hear a faint whistling now instead as i guess its not 100% airtight but much improved and hopefully will be good enough of a temp repair until replaced - thoughts on this.

In Topic: Help - Strange Vent Noise!

05 July 2012 - 05:37 PM

I figured its most likely that pipe but inspection at lunch was no help. Decided to call rac out in the hope that they would at least fine it and i would know which bit to buy but NO - he checked all the pipes all by hand and said couldn't see or feel a split and said need to take to a garage to check it out properly!!!

Going to go out there now and remove the pipes and inspect them myself and hope i fine something!!

Not likely to be the actual intercooler is it?