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  1. Will do...upto now its still water tight. Nick.
  2. The problem is that the mating surface is not flat...is has some pitting from corrosion...hence why the O ring failed to seal...but I do agree with what you say. Nick.
  3. Thanks for that Delboy...unfortunately I used the RTV silicon stuff I already had yesterday....but if it fail I will try the stuff in your link. Its a new one on me but looks good stuff...thanks again. Nick.
  4. Going back a bit I know. I fitted a new housing back in 2013...started to leak again a few weeks ago...ordered another new housing...took off the old one todat and found the O ring and housing still in good order. Where I think the leak is from is from corrosion on the flat mounting face where the stat housing bolts on not letting the O ring fully seat. I dont remember seeing this when I had it off a few years ago. If I just fit the new housing I think it will still leak as the O ring has nowhere to seat properly. Any suggestions guys....I was thinking of seating it on RTV silicon sealant to bridge the gap...the corrosion is about !mm deep at worse. This engine has always had the correct Ford antifreeze as well from new. Nick.
  5. Ok...and that gives a reliable job then, thanks for that. Nick.
  6. My interior mirror keeps falling off....I have been using those small sticky pads sold for the job...cleaned/degreased both surfacxes but still they stay stuck for around 2 weeks then fall off, Is there a better way. Nick.
  7. I know you have replaced all the likly bits....but have you checked for a spark at the plug...to rule out any off those parts.
  8. Hi...my daughters 2004 KA hatch duratec engine is due an MOT soon...had it up on the ramps today to find where the exhaust is blowing....turns out to be the flexi near the CAT, I see on ebay you can buy the replacement flexi section...looks like you need to cut the old one off, My question...there are 2 types...one with a flange and a clamp to meet up with the original flange and one with 2 clamps and no flange, I am guessing the the type with no flange is in case the old flange is corroded....am I right or is the more to there being 2 types. Nick.
  9. Usb Obd11 Elm327 Fault Code Reader Any Good.

    I see...FORSCAN...can I use that without modifieing the reader cable as in your older post.
  10. Usb Obd11 Elm327 Fault Code Reader Any Good.

    Thanks for that Jeebowhite...had a read of that....interesting...some of its more advance that I need to go, Thanks again. Nick.
  11. Hi guys....I bought a USB OBD11 fault code reader off ebay...after a lot of faffing about to get it to connect to the laptop...I have got it up and running now, http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4005948750...84.m1439.l2649 Using Scantool.net software it came with...only able to use the first 2 pages of info unless I pay for the full prog, I'm new to using these devices...only got it to clear a fault light on my daughters KA after the coil pack failed which it did without problem, So out of curiosity...just what can I do with it...I dont understand most of the data it displays interesting as it is me being from a by gone age....my old landrover is steam driven...but nice to know just what I can do with it, Is there any other free software available that may give more info that the scantool stuff I have. Nick.
  12. Law On Driving With A Headlight Out?

    When you fit the new bulb...dont touch it with fingers...only toilet/kitch roll paper...the grease from your fingers causes a hotspot and shortes the life of the bulb. Nick.
  13. My son in law has just bought a one owner from new 1.6 petrol Zetec focus 2002 with 65.000mls on the clock, Its never had the cambelt change just wondering how hard a job it is on this model of focus, I have changed one on my wifes single cam 1.6 Astra and also the belt on my 200tdi Landrover engine, Just wondering what components will be needed along with a new belt and any special tools. Nick.
  14. What Anti Theft Devise Would You Fit To Your Car.

    I wonder how strong those halfords steering wheel locks are if the theith has not got the keys...they look good....but its surprising the tricks these guys know. I