Update / 13 jan 2012: This is meant to be adding an additional level of safety/security. It's highly recommended that you have the revised washers for the sprinklers first and fit them with a sealant of some sort.
This is a very simple and relatively cheap solution to the problem described in this thread:
This applies to 1.4l and 1.6l (101bhp) engines of Focus MKII Phase I and Phase II. The 1.6l Ti-VCT engine needs another solution as it doesn't have the mounting holes on top of the engine.
What you need:
- 1x Volvo engine cover (part number 30650468); for a Volvo V50 1.6l from 2005-2006.
- 4x Mounting screws (part number 986019)
The price for these two in the Netherlands (I live there) is ca.20EUR incl. taxes and most dealers can deliver the cover and the screws on the next day if it's not in stock already. I believe that Volvo also uses the same part numbers internationally (just as Ford does). If the part numbers aren't the same - just explain to the nearest Volvo dealer that you need a plastic engine cover for a Volvo V50 1.6l from 2005-2006 and they'll understand what you want.
How to mount it:
Before you mount anything - check and if necessary dry up the plugs compartment if there's water in it.
Here's the final result:
1. Open the bonnet and locate the screw holes on the top of your engine. Two of them are covered by plastic holders/clips. One holds a cable that goes to the fuel injectors (on your left hand side from where you'll be standing) and the other one (on the opposite side) holds another cable. You can safely unscrew the clip that holds the injectors electrical cable - the engine cover will hold that in place once you mount it. As for the other cable - simply cut the plastic cable tie and fasten it with a new one against the metal loop that's right next to it (circled in red on the photo). Then unscrew the base to free that screw hole as well.
2. Fit the cap on top and arrange the spark plug cables and the injectors electrical cable under it so that everything falls nicely into place.
3. Apply some temperature resistant lubricant to the screws before you mount them, so that unscrewing them in the future won't be a problem.
4. Fasten the cover with the screws so that they are just tight and you're ready.
Solution for the 1.6l Ti-VCT engine:
Final result with the bonnet insulation plate mounted:
Apart from getting the new version of the rubbers for the sprinklers you could also order the bonnet insulation cover (mounts on the inside of the bonnet and comes as standard on the diesel models).
Insulation cover FINIS: 1495860
Clips (11 of them!): 1251866
This mounts in less than 2minutes on the inside of the bonnet with the plastic clips.
This is not a perfect solution as with massive leaks the cover will get soaked but if you get the revised washers for the sprinklers, mount them with some silicone kit AND mount the insulation cover on the inside you should be quite safe.
I initially only had the Volvo engine cover installed but I always felt the engine was a bit too noisy on the motorway, so I later on I also ordered the sound insulation plate for the bonnet (not cheap at ca.90EUR+tax at the dealer but worth it imho).
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