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Member Since 22 Dec 2012
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In Topic: Mk2 Boot Light

14 November 2013 - 10:20 PM

I can instruct you on sealing the spoiler area if its still leaking,
But stopping the leak won't eliminate the moisture already inside the car,
Purchase these.

I know they work,
I've used them for car storage,
They trap the moisture then release it when out plug them in to a 240v mains supply socket,
They come with hangers that you can hang on the plastic hooks on either side of the boot compartment.
They will remove the trapped moisture from inside the car caused by the once leak you had.

OK, so I managed to retrieve the bulb holder which was somehow buried right down in the bottom corner. Seems to be working fine, although it is currently sporting a spare indicator bulb which is a bit on the dull side.


Regarding the leak after heavy rain especially overnight, there are visible water droplets on the carpet on the passenger side boot wall - would you expect this is coming from around the spoiler area mentioned above or could it potentially be coming through the light fitting or something?

In Topic: Mk2 Boot Light

09 November 2013 - 09:15 PM

Cheers for that - it wasn't a Ford dealer so that might go some way to explaining, though you'd still expect them to have come accross this issue in the past.


Think I might be having an issue with slight damp in the boot again at the moment so I might have to revisit that soon, seem to keep getting condensation inside windows. I'm guessing they didn't make a great job of it..

In Topic: Mk2 Boot Light

09 November 2013 - 08:02 PM

Thanks for confirming, I'll have a proper look tomorrow. Is it fairly easy to remove the trim around the side of the boot?


The dealer had pulled alot of the plastic trim out trying to identify the source of a leak in the boot last year, so guessing that might have been when it happened..

In Topic: Help With Engine Choice Please

02 January 2013 - 08:23 PM

Having looked at a 1.6, I ended up going for the 2.0 TDCi, I found there wasn't a huge amount of difference in the insurance cost, just tax slightly more expensive. There are alot more cars to choose from if you go for the 1.6 or 1.8 though. For me the computer shows the mpg at approx 45 so far, but I'm not sure how accurate this is.

I'd be more concerned for the DPF issues if the car has done low mileage for its age or is approaching 100k and hasn't yet had it replaced.

I'd also be watching out for symptoms of dual mass flywheel failure, again depending on the mileage of the cars you're looking at.

In Topic: Noise, Only When Clutch Fully Depressed?

02 January 2013 - 08:10 PM

Clutch thrust bearing?

Apologies for the slow reply, but any chance you could elaborate on this? I've had a quick search around - I take it this still a job that would require the clutch out?

I've also noticed a slight rumble(?) when stationary in neutral maybe every 20-30 secs on average - would you say this is more likely to be flywheel related?

On another possibly related note, the car doesn't always start on the first attempt - perhaps 30% of the time. When it fails to do so, it always starts straight away second time. Is this common in Ford diesels?