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Zippee

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10,169 posts

121 months

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I get a bit of wind noise from the top front of my drivers window which, when poked at speed seems to be because the door seal is a little flat and doesn't hug the glass as it should. Also the doors doin't spring open that well and again I'm assuming my door seals have compressed a little.
Is it true that Ford Focus door seals are a little fatter and as such a good remedy to the above? If so are they easy to fit? How to I get the little compressed bit at the bottom for drainage? And finally does anyone know what model Focus they come from?

s6boy

1,003 posts

112 months

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Tony if this has recently started it could be the door has dropped a little, not unheard of on 'T' cars rolleyes and adjustable. Have you noticed any rubbing on the sill?

shep1001

3,115 posts

76 months

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Zippee said:
I get a bit of wind noise from the top front of my drivers window which, when poked at speed seems to be because the door seal is a little flat and doesn't hug the glass as it should. Also the doors doin't spring open that well and again I'm assuming my door seals have compressed a little.
Is it true that Ford Focus door seals are a little fatter and as such a good remedy to the above? If so are they easy to fit? How to I get the little compressed bit at the bottom for drainage? And finally does anyone know what model Focus they come from?
Hi Zippee


Easy to fit, you make your own dimples (cut & glue). Don't know which focus they came off but I got a new length from seals direct. I will dig the p/n out for you later

Shep

T350 Al

573 posts

78 months

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shep1001 said:
Zippee said:
I get a bit of wind noise from the top front of my drivers window which, when poked at speed seems to be because the door seal is a little flat and doesn't hug the glass as it should. Also the doors doin't spring open that well and again I'm assuming my door seals have compressed a little.
Is it true that Ford Focus door seals are a little fatter and as such a good remedy to the above? If so are they easy to fit? How to I get the little compressed bit at the bottom for drainage? And finally does anyone know what model Focus they come from?
Hi Zippee


Easy to fit, you make your own dimples (cut & glue). Don't know which focus they came off but I got a new length from seals direct. I will dig the p/n out for you later

Shep
Could you post it up here please as this is something I've been thinking of doing for ages but didn't know which Focus seals to go for!

Cheers!

shep1001

3,115 posts

76 months

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Zippee said:
I get a bit of wind noise from the top front of my drivers window which, when poked at speed seems to be because the door seal is a little flat and doesn't hug the glass as it should. Also the doors doin't spring open that well and again I'm assuming my door seals have compressed a little.
Is it true that Ford Focus door seals are a little fatter and as such a good remedy to the above? If so are they easy to fit? How to I get the little compressed bit at the bottom for drainage? And finally does anyone know what model Focus they come from?
All Seals direct www.sealsplusdirect.co.uk 08452263345

6m for the door seals on the Tam
2m for the hoop seal on the roof

ETS58 for the door/hoop seal at £4.68/meter inc vat
SRS1905 for the roof/window edge seal on the Tam at £3.71/meter

Postage is about £5.00

Shep

Edited by shep1001 on Thursday 21st January 19:21

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Nigeyboy

88 posts

79 months

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I actually tried this and purchased some seals of a late MK1.5 focus (ie the old shape). A five or three door had enough length for a T350. They fitted really well, but I felt had just a little bit too much rubber and the doors needed a firm shut. The seal on the glass really reduced wind noise, but I did notice a leak when it rained that seemed to creep along the rubber seal / window guide on the front of the door, near the door mirror.

I am sure a bit of fiddling would have sorted this, but was not happy with the pressure on the door when shut. I returned to the std rubber with a length of plastic pip to help improve wind noise and general sealing. I have been really happy with this mod to the standard seal.

Nige
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