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Water in spark plug wells

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I'm not hugely into servicing

Norm leave it to garage 

Had problems with plugs or so I thought 

Moisture on the h.t leads 

Symptoms replicate worn spark pluggs

Ordered T peice to have a go at replacing the plugs or plug

Shocked to find on removing h.t lead well was full.of water 

So leaving it  maybee take car to local garage 

There's very good not ripp of merchant's 

Probably cooling wiper bottle ect 

Anyone had anything similar 

 

 

 

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The 1.6 petrol of that vintage had an issue regarding not having a "cover" for the engine and this coupled with leaky washer jets can allow water to pool where the spark plugs sit.  Volvo (amongst others) also used this engine and there's apparently a Volvo engine cover that fits that engine and ensures any water leaking from the jets runs harmlessly away.

 

The forum search facility is a bit crap but I'm sure there's a thread on here someone with more details on this issue, and the fix.

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Go to Ford and buy the updated washer jets problem will be solved 👍

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3 hours ago, MrRedman said:

Go to Ford and buy the updated washer jets problem will be solved 👍

Buy an engine cover which doesn't require any fitting and the problem is also sorted, for rather less effort that replacing the washer jets.

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2 minutes ago, Botus said:

put silicon sealant round the washer jets....

+1 

Underneath the bonnet rather than on top looks better as you dont see it atall. 

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Thanks to everyone for the knowledgeable input ,I ordered the :

Ford Focus Water Leak  Mod 1.4 1.6 Zetec Genuine Volvo Engine Cover 30650468

29.00 Ebay

Although why customers should have to fork out for design flaws is beyond me

Cost over £100 in 3 visits to local garage replaced spark plug and ,ht lead moisture in.it

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7 hours ago, Antywanty said:

Thanks to everyone for the knowledgeable input ,I ordered the :

Ford Focus Water Leak  Mod 1.4 1.6 Zetec Genuine Volvo Engine Cover 30650468

Drat, if I'd have seen this sooner then I would have recommended this and that I still have mine kicking about to put up on here! 😕

But to validate it, it does work and it works well!

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once again thanks for the advice Volvo cover fitted , fits perfectly, had to borrow torks screw head from neighbour, ordered pack of 11screwdrivers  from amazon

 

the power of forums and information knowledge  sharing 

 

 

 

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20 minutes ago, Antywanty said:

once again thanks for the advice Volvo cover fitted , fits perfectly...

...the power of forums and information knowledge  sharing

That's what we're here for! None of us like knowing we get ripped off, but pretty much all of us are happy to stop others from having the same experiences if it can save time, effort and most of all money... Cars ain't cheap!

P.s. If you ever get a bit bored, a silver Posca or other paint pen brings those letters right out 😁

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