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Mike1962

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Rumble in the Jungle!!
« on: 30 November 2017, 15:15:59 »

From what I can gather there is an issue with a low 'rumble/vibration' on Some Omegas and not others.
I have a 2.2 saloon. No rumble.
I had a 2.2 estate. low rumble past about 40mph. Just test drove a 2.6 estate today. Same rumble. I also have a friend who had a saloon with the same problem. It seems worse at some times and doesn't seem to be consistent :D. If it were consistent and got louder as speed increased I'd say it was bearings but I'm not sure.
Any ideas of what it is and how to cure it?

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Re: Rumble in the Jungle!!
« Reply #1 on: 30 November 2017, 15:28:44 »

If any wheel bearings go its normally at the rear, more so if its an Estate.
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Re: Rumble in the Jungle!!
« Reply #2 on: 30 November 2017, 15:43:25 »

If any wheel bearings go its normally at the rear, more so if its an Estate.
Thanks,
But it doesn't sound like I'd expect wheel bearing to sound.
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Re: Rumble in the Jungle!!
« Reply #3 on: 30 November 2017, 18:27:49 »

If any wheel bearings go its normally at the rear, more so if its an Estate.


True. But it's not a bad job to do, or an expensive part to buy.


The massive estate interior does act like a sound box too.
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Re: Rumble in the Jungle!!
« Reply #4 on: 03 December 2017, 21:42:15 »


The massive estate interior does act like a sound box too.

Good point!
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Re: Rumble in the Jungle!!
« Reply #5 on: 05 December 2017, 20:58:21 »

I think the suggestion of a rear wheel bearing into the equation has gone away from the possible cause. I have had a similar issue which was wear in the ball joint on the wishbone 'wobbling' on uneven surfaces combined with wear in the anti roll bar drop link (stabiliser).
A wheel bearing noise tends to be a 'droning' which is consistent, only varying in intensity as the speed increases, or with the load on that particular wheel during cornering.
Easy enough to check too.
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