WES180

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    Wes
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  • Ford Model
    FOCUS ZETEC S 180BHP
  • Ford Year
    2012
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    Cheshire

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  1. Another option to battens are these, this is just a Screwfix link, smaller quantities are available online from other retailers. These are also great for drawers with a ply/hardboard bottom too, just a few along the edge stops the drawer bottom falling out if it's over loaded. https://www.screwfix.com/p/hafele-rear-panel-connectors-100-pack/6079V?tc=LT5&ds_kid=92700024762949010&ds_rl=1241687&ds_rl=1245250&ds_rl=1249413&ds_rl=1247848&ds_rl=1245250&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIx5Tl_saT4QIVab7tCh2G_QFaEAQYASABEgKlOfD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
  2. If it has a hairline crack the water could be escaping under pressure more like a mist so as it hits the hot engine it would just evaporate leaving no visible trace as you said. You could always tape or cable tie some kitchen roll or cardboard around the expansion bottle once you've topped the water up and then wait and see if it gets soggy. Have you pulled the footwell carpet back and checked underneath for water? The sound insulation will hold a fair bit of water like a big sponge that might not have got through the carpet yet.
  3. I would sell them and get the correct size personally. There are various hub adapters available but they will obviously push the wheel further out too as they are 20 - 25mm thick. https://www.hrsuspension.direct/pages/products/product_info.mhtml?product=113061&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI04GKtp2Q4QIVzrDtCh1cZAeVEAQYASABEgLCYvD_BwE You might need spigot rings too depending on the centre bore size? Check what the bore size is on your alloys because if it's smaller than the adapters then they will not work unless you had them machined to the larger size.
  4. Sounds like your getting a short somewhere. Do you know where the central locking module is located? I confess I know practically nothing about cars but if this were happening on mine I would be checking for any water ingress, cable damage or corrosion on items that could cause this fault whether it be the central locking module or components in the doors themselves. Maybe it's a problem with the keyless signal receiver in that it's sensing you unlock the car but then thinks your walking away again so locks and repeats the cycle? Hopefully one of our resident experts will be able to assist you with some actual knowledge rather than guess work.🙂
  5. I wouldn't silicone the cluster seal unless it's a none setting type. I always seal the clusters with grease, it gives a watertight seal and allows easy removal of the cluster in the future if you need to change a bulb. If you seal the cavity vent you don't need to apply so much silicone that it requires trimming back once cured. Apply it and then smooth with a wet finger, that's all I did below. I had the same problems on my mk3.
  6. Can't you cable tie it in place or drill and screw/bolt it.
  7. Breaker breaker, thats another crazy law, over. Out of the two which would cause most distraction, a mobile phone lifted to your head or a cb radio handset with a big tangled wire attached to it whilst your sporting a ten gallon hat and fake moustache? Unless it's the fact that the cb handset doesn't have to be held to your ear? Comeback y'all over!
  8. How far? I'd say no further than the proverbial piece of string! 🤔
  9. Surely they changed the switch too? Id have thought that would have been the first thing they changed if they were just going to throw a load of parts at it. This Focus had the same symptoms but it turned out to be a software glitch. https://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/88463-focus-engine-will-not-turn-off/ Major problem in America too albeit newer models https://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/02/ford_recall_software_bug/
  10. I'd go for 3 sets just to be extra safe because you never know.......! 😉
  11. Could've been worse, once you got it open you could have then left your keys in the boot and closed it! 😂
  12. Only £1? Result! I always thought it was a £20 minimum spend in Ford's, it usually seems that way! 😀
  13. WES180

    Leaking Boot

    Grease the foam on the rear of the lights to ensure a watertight seal. Check the tailgate hinge and damper fixings. Check water hose for rear wiper spray hasn't split. Check rear wiper arm seal. Check any body panel seam sealer hasn't cracked. Remove cavity vents and refit with a suitable sealant. It's bound to be one of the above. Best thing to do is sit a running hose on the roof and see if you can trace where the water is entering. I know yours is a 2004 but I had this problem on my mk3 too.
  14. Have you not got a torch?🙂 I went out in the dark and rain to take those pics for you. 😉 Find the loom plug, it will be there somewhere, maybe with the missing bit still attached to it.