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In Topic: Engine Malfunction.

24 August 2014 - 09:54 PM

Thanks mate. I do have a code reader but it's quite a simple device and although it noted there was a fault, it didn't pick up code that's on the list.


I use a garage who are into this kind of thing so I'll get them to check the code before I delete it just in case there is something more in depth.


I'm reasonably sure its a case of a rotten intercooler. It looks pretty corroded and being it's right at the front od the radiator stack it probably gets all the dirt / grit and salt thrown at it.


Bit of a relief it's the intercooler to be honest...at least it's a home fix and nothing else was apparent.

In Topic: 1.8 Tdci Focus Egr Valve

24 August 2014 - 08:10 PM

Ditto, the only thing that helped was a swivel head ratchet spanner, 10mm, just back off the 2 bolts, slip it in and your done.

In Topic: Engine Malfunction.

24 August 2014 - 08:02 PM

Upon further inspection, and a bit of help from the Mrs ( under duress ) turns out the fault is that the intercooler has split. Well the bottom plate as you look in through the grill has come off.


New one ordered and all should be fine. Just have to nurse it till then...

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.