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Sst99pro

Member Since 28 Dec 2012
Offline Last Active Jan 14 2013 12:17 PM
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#226656 Guide To Fitting Mist Type Jets On Your Ford

Posted by Sst99pro on 14 January 2013 - 12:17 PM

Alright, buys? I take it these will work for my mk. 2 focus too? How long does the changeout take?


#226655 Ford Focus Mk.2 Estate Boot Water Ingress

Posted by Sst99pro on 14 January 2013 - 12:08 PM

Hi All,

Looks like I have solved the problem and the garage that hasn't been able to fix it has refunded my money in full (as exoected). Here's what I did.

My Mk. 2 Focus Estate has 'T-Tracks' on the roof to enable fast *cough* fitting of roof bars etc. They have a very loose fitting rubber seals around the edge between the bodywork and the base of the tracks. They also have gaps in between the sections which I believe were letting the water in.

I hence put silicone sealant round there and filled the inside behind the seals and let to dry for at least 24 hours before taking the car out again. I also removed the inner roof lining in the car and sealed up 6 gaps which the drips were originating from.

I then let all that sealant dry before applying another layer to ensure the seal was tight, and hy presto, no water ingress.

Also, as a precaution, as well as previously sealing up the roof hinges, I sealed up the gromits for the cable and tube entries for the rear lights and screen wask respectively. Just remove the gromits, put seals round them, and replace, leave to dry, job done!

Hope this helps anyone else who was in this dilemma!

All the best and thanks for all your help.