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In Topic: Help!! Has My Head Gasket Gone?

12 November 2015 - 11:25 PM

Could it just be that a hose (the one thats spurting water) burst under pressure, and let all the water out in the form of steam. (I had a Nissan 200 do that to me once) Then steam would come out from under the bonnet (it shouldnt with HGF) and there would be a lot of steam in the mirror coming out from under the car. How are we sure it was coming from the exhaust? Did you stop to look?


The problem is that the car was then driven with no water in it, which may have done further damage.


Or perhaps I know nothing, in which case I shall retire back to my cave.....

In Topic: Strange Noise When Cornering

09 September 2015 - 08:55 PM

Tyre pressures are fine. The ESP light on the dash isn't flashing, I know what it looks like as the one in my Transit spends a lot of time flashing when it is being driven briskly! Also I never hear it working in the Transit, just feel it. Front brakes on the Focus are under 12 months old, and tyres have around 4k on them.


Im not that worried, everything seems to be working fine, it just sounds a bit odd.

In Topic: Strange Noise When Cornering

08 September 2015 - 09:01 PM

Thanks, It seems a bit strange that I've only recently started to hear it, as I have had the car for 2 years and not heard it before. At the speeds it is happening at, I'd be very surprised if ESP would even begin activating. Maybe the Contis aren't as grippy as I thought they were!

In Topic: Strange Noise When Cornering

07 September 2015 - 07:34 PM


In Topic: Most Likely Damage To Sustain If Hit Speed Bump Too Fast?

08 August 2015 - 09:12 PM

36 front 26 rear, it tells you the pressures on a sticker on the passenger side B pillar.

I run about 35 all round on my Focus, too high a pressure can reduce grip, increase wear accross the middle of the tyre, and cause problems if you hit a bump or speed hump too fast, as there is no give in the tyre with that pressure. Ooops.... wait a minute......