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orangeboy

Member Since 10 Dec 2012
Offline Last Active Jun 17 2014 04:50 AM
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In Topic: Windscreen Leak Experience.

02 June 2014 - 11:43 AM

Didn't mean to start an argument!

It was an oem screen, and what I meant by saying the guy was helpfull was he actually knew what he was talking about. I saw the gap for myself and he knew straight away what it would be. I watched him fix it. We then tested it with a hose and no leak.

I'm not sure how or why the wire would cause this, it could well be it was not done properly at the facrory.

Another reason l thought he was helpful was that he didn't have to do what he did. He could have just removed the screen and re bonded it at greater cost to myself. But he didnt.

The reason for my post was to make others aware that this could be the cause of damp drivers carpets.

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In Topic: Windscreen Leak Experience.

01 June 2014 - 10:01 AM

I don't disagree with what you say, but the technician said he'd seen a lot in the state my car was in and seemed to know what he was about.

 

One other thing he mentioned was never to but silicone where windscreen sealer was used as the two will react and lead to even more problems! He said to always use proper windscreen adhesive / sealer.


In Topic: Focus Mk 2.5 Rear Brakes.

10 May 2014 - 03:02 PM

Thanks for the advice, I was unaware thete was 2 brands available from Ford. When I replaced the rears about 2 years ago, which were the originals, I could have sworn they were Motorcraft, but I could be wrong.

I have them now so I'll fit them, but thanks for the heads up.

Brian.

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In Topic: Focus Mk 2.5 Rear Brakes.

10 May 2014 - 09:33 AM

Hi Sonic,

I'm a bit of a parts snob I suppose and for things like brakes I always use genuine Ford, so they are Motorcraft. I source them from FordPartsUk, and for a set of discs and pads delivered was £101. I know the likes of Europarts etc are much cheaper, but I always feel that genuine Ford are better and last longer, but there are those who will argue!

I'll give the sticky paper a go first, then can always revert back to the tried and trusted copper grease if need be. In all my experience I've never seen this before though!

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In Topic: Mk 2 05 Boot Leak - Bumper Bolt Sealed - Back Left Corner Behind Bumper. What...

22 April 2014 - 03:58 PM

I had a similar leak to this, very frustrating!

 

I eventually found that the water was leaking from the channels in the roof and tracking down through all the double skinned panels in the rear quarter making it seem that the leak was coming from further down in the boot.

 

I cured it by gently peeling back the black plastic cover  from this channel. It reveals a seam where the roof and side panel are welded together and should have a thick layer of seam sealer over the joint that is painter the body colour. Once I prodded this sealer it was not stuck down properly, so I removed it and replaced it with new seam sealer. The seam sealer also acts as an adhesive to stick the plastic trim back down.

 

And no more leak!