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  1. Not that I've noticed. I have seen a little bit under the back seat, but nothing major yet. I just popped out to the car and pushed that little bung into the car. Couldn't remove it as it'd been fitted from inside. Plenty of water started running out though... Looks like I've got a job to do when the weather warms up a little. I daren't do it now cause of brittle plastics etc. But with the bung effectively removed, hopefully it'll stop the build-up now. Might still have condensation on windows for a while, but hopefully the problem won't escalate to wet floors all through through the car. She
  2. You think it could just be condensation making it 'appear' to be coming from somewhere else? I've only recently noticed the issue, so as soon as the weather is ok-ish, I'll be able to spend some time on it. Firstly I'll take out that bung and check for water. If there is any, which either way I'm sure there will be, I'll remove the bumper and take the vents out to silicon them as so many others have had to do. It ruins what's otherwise a nice car. When the temperature changes, the amount of condensation on the windows is like someone's sprayed a hose in the car. Awful.
  3. Yup. Had about a pint under the spare wheel the other day. It's the vertical side carpet that's getting wet. But it seemed like there was water drops on the velcro strap on that left hand side too. As soon as weather permits, I will be having a look at the vents behind the bumper to see if that's the cause. But there does appear to be signs of water from higher up on the inside of the body panel. VERY frustrating. And a nightmare at this time of year.
  4. I'm interested in this topic because I too have a leak from somewhere that appears to be coming from the left side as you look in the boot. I thought it was coming through the light cluster, so I sealed that. But it's still letting loads of water in when we have rain (a lot at the moment). I thought the vents behind the bumper originally, but the water appears to be coming from higher up than the light cluster. Where the hell could it be coming from? I can see water droplets on the metal work and plastic under where the parcel shelf sits. Boot seal looks good. I can only imagine that maybe it
  5. Hi all, So, one of the buttons on my Sony stereo is buggered (Think the previous owner spilt something on it). Radio channel number 9-0 is/was stuck. It's been annoying me for ages. Yesterday, I pressed it hard to see if it would just unstick. Problem is, the button behind appears to be stuck now, which has made every other button cease to function. So. Couple of questions if someone would help me out. 1, If I decide to swap the front panel, is it a simple swap with no re-coding required? I've seen the front panel alone on ebay, so that's one option. 2, I have also considered
  6. The stop start worked for about a week when I bought my car. At first I was concerned it was faulty, in case it stopped and wouldn't start again. But I read about it needing the battery to be tip top for it to work, so just forgot about it then. I'm happy that it doesn't work to be honest. I'd only end up needing to replace the starter motor prematurely no doubt. Like the look of the Focccus program. Might get that and have a play.
  7. Quick update for anyone else that comes across this issue. I replaced the high pressure fuel pump today and it fixed it. Thanks JW1982 for pointing me in the direction of it. One of the things I noticed when it went faulty, apart from it running badly, was the sound from the engine. Usually you can here the pump ticking its head off, but it was a lot quieter once it went faulty. One more thing to note for anyone else with this fault. After it's replaced, it still appears faulty until you clear the fault codes. Once that's done, it ran perfect. Very pleased. Cheers, Chad.
  8. I think, if you have to ask, then it's not for you. If you want one, get one for you. Don't get one because other people may or may not think it's cool. Most people I know really don't think they're cool at all. But, each to their own.
  9. Really? That's interesting. I'll have a look into it. Thank you so much for the reply. VERY much appreciated. Chad.
  10. Ok, so a friend plugged his computer in and came up with the same low pressure issue. So..anyone know where the damn fuel filter is? Is it in the tank? If so, is it accessible without having to drop the tank? Looked under the back seat but it wasn't obvious to see an inspection hatch to get to the sender etc. Any help much appreciated. Chad.
  11. Hi guys, I'm hoping someone has had and fixed this issue. My car is a 1.6 EcoBoost (150bhp petrol) Just coming home from work, everything seemed fine. Gave it a foot full to overtake someone, still fine. 3 miles later, I accelerate away from a corner (not hard acceleration) and it loses power. After that, it just won't boost at all. Seems like it's in limp mode and won't rev above 3k. With it stationary, put my foot to the floor and it won't rev above 3k and kinda missfires. Bit like a dodgy rev limiter. I tried my basic code reader and that won't connect, so tried a bluetooth
  12. Hey guys, Quick question. Do all EcoBoost engines have really loud injectors? Is it normal? Is it due to being direct port injection so needs more force to keep the injector closed when the engine is firing? OR, is there something wrong? I used a big screwdriver like a stethoscope and the engine is silent. All the noise comes from the fuel rail. Or at least appears to. Cheers, Chad.
  13. Not really if I'm honest. I only get the slightest amount of vibration from the engine in mine. And by slight, I mean, you wouldn't notice it unless you were trying to feel it. Definitely nothing I would even consider investigating. Chad.
  14. First thing I'd do is check your wheel nuts. Make sure they're not loose....
  15. Regarding the gear stick moving. If you've got a faulty engine mount, I'd expect the gear stick to move a fair bit backwards when you accelerate and forwards under engine braking.
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