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Re: Can someone help with diagnosis
« Reply #15 on: 25 August 2019, 12:31:48 »

Right, I've bit the bullet. Four new tyres on Tuesday.
Surely money would be better spent doing some actual diagnosis rather than guessing
or are all 4 tyres shagged anyway  :-\
when is the MOT due ?
if the tyres have good tread and even wear, a brake service could include troubleshooting the actual issue and rotate the tyres at the same time ,and saves part swapping, which can prove expensive
I strip and service brakes yearly at least . they do get crudded up with rust and friction material
even IF the pads have plenty of material and the discs are fine, a clean up and lube improves brakes
better brakes has to be a good thing

it's your car, so up to you , just trying to give helpful advice based on years of spannering and being a tight arse  ;D


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Re: Can someone help with diagnosis
« Reply #16 on: 25 August 2019, 12:33:34 »

Seems low mileage for wheel bearing :-\

My father had a mysterious drone in his last Vauxhall. Turned out to be the (rear) tyres.

If they are going to need replacing in the near future then wait and see whether that makes a difference. If the rear tyres are original and have lots of tread then get them swapped to the front and see if that makes a difference.
The Vectra one went at about 22k... The callipers sticking was a known issue which is ultimately what had killed the hub as all the grease had cooked off.
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Re: Can someone help with diagnosis
« Reply #17 on: 25 August 2019, 12:39:52 »

Right, I've bit the bullet. Four new tyres on Tuesday.
Surely money would be better spent doing some actual diagnosis rather than guessing
or are all 4 tyres shagged anyway  :-\
when is the MOT due ?
if the tyres have good tread and even wear, a brake service could include troubleshooting the actual issue and rotate the tyres at the same time ,and saves part swapping, which can prove expensive
I strip and service brakes yearly at least . they do get crudded up with rust and friction material
even IF the pads have plenty of material and the discs are fine, a clean up and lube improves brakes
better brakes has to be a good thing

it's your car, so up to you , just trying to give helpful advice based on years of spannering and being a tight arse  ;D
Blown me pension  :o   ;D
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Re: Can someone help with diagnosis
« Reply #18 on: 25 August 2019, 12:54:23 »


Blown me pension  :o   ;D
Dip into the immoral earnings then  :-\
probably enough there for a complete new astra VXR  :D ;D

 
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Re: Can someone help with diagnosis
« Reply #19 on: 25 August 2019, 13:03:26 »

I may be stating the obvious but is it possible the annoying drone is that of the derv engine itself, going about it's business of killing Mother Earth. :)
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Re: Can someone help with diagnosis
« Reply #20 on: 25 August 2019, 13:23:54 »

The engine soundproofing is pretty good on these tractors sitting in the cab
so, notwithstanding the annoying drone noise from passenger seat when occupied, it's probably transmission, brake ,hub related  :y
assuming Uncle Stemo's hearing aid is not picking up interference/static   :-\
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Re: Can someone help with diagnosis
« Reply #21 on: 25 August 2019, 13:29:26 »

The 2.0 CDTi in mummy bus is damn near silent at 80mph cruise, bit rough in town but Iím happy with it.

Normally a wheel bearing would be more noticeable/change based on direction, was it worse or better on roundabouts.
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Re: Can someone help with diagnosis
« Reply #22 on: 25 August 2019, 14:05:35 »

The 2.0 CDTi in mummy bus is damn near silent at 80mph cruise, bit rough in town but Iím happy with it.

Normally a wheel bearing would be more noticeable/change based on direction, was it worse or better on roundabouts.
See post #1
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Re: Can someone help with diagnosis
« Reply #23 on: 25 August 2019, 17:22:49 »

Right, I've bit the bullet. Four new tyres on Tuesday.

Your getting tight in your dotage. I would have thought rather than go through the hassle of having new tyres, you would just buy a new car.  :)
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Re: Can someone help with diagnosis
« Reply #24 on: 25 August 2019, 17:55:56 »

Right, I've bit the bullet. Four new tyres on Tuesday.

Your getting tight in your dotage. I would have thought rather than go through the hassle of having new tyres, you would just buy a new car.  :)
Not yet, Albs, it hasn't even had it's first MOT yet. Maybe next year. I won't offer it to you, it's not French.  ;D


Although the owners of the company are.  :(
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Re: Can someone help with diagnosis
« Reply #25 on: 25 August 2019, 21:27:47 »

Seems low mileage for wheel bearing :-\

My father had a mysterious drone in his last Vauxhall. Turned out to be the (rear) tyres.

If they are going to need replacing in the near future then wait and see whether that makes a difference. If the rear tyres are original and have lots of tread then get them swapped to the front and see if that makes a difference.

Tyres are the most likely suspects,run your hand over the tread on the inside of the rear tyres and if it feels lumpy or scalloped then that's what it'll be,I've argued with many customers who have insisted its wheel bearings,if in doubt jach it up and spin the rear wheels,if the bearings are suss you'll hear/feel the noise/vibration
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Re: Can someone help with diagnosis
« Reply #26 on: 27 August 2019, 12:26:29 »

Four new tyres, just the same, so a wheel bearing is favourite.
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Re: Can someone help with diagnosis
« Reply #27 on: 27 August 2019, 12:49:13 »

Four new tyres, just the same, so a wheel bearing is favourite.
Could have told you that when you first asked...

Oh wait, we did :D
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Re: Can someone help with diagnosis
« Reply #28 on: 27 August 2019, 13:05:23 »

What size were the old tyres, and where are they now ?  ;D
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« Reply #29 on: 27 August 2019, 13:09:14 »

Four new tyres, just the same, so a wheel bearing is favourite.
Could have told you that when you first asked...

Oh wait, we did :D
I know, Al, but when the old tyres came off, they were ready for changing. Three different makes on it, two originals on the rear and two different on the front. Considering we bought it at 10,000 miles, someone must have given them a hard time.

Anyhow......been up to my local garage, the owner took it for a five minute drive, and told me it's front nearside bearing. Going in Thursday. It probably should be a warranty job but, due to time constraints and a massive dose of CBA, I'll pay them to do it.
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