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daver clasper
February 22, 2017, 4:31pm Report to Moderator
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God, there's always something isn't there!

This has been getting louder for the last 500 miles, though still not really loud.

Is apparent at 50 + mph, at steady speeds, not when accelerating or de accelerating, even slightly.

Any ideas great please.

Thanks, Dave
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February 22, 2017, 6:59pm Report to Moderator
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Wheel bearing ?
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February 23, 2017, 7:56am Report to Moderator

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There are numerous possible sources of humming noises. Wheel bearings are one, the diff is another. Something rubbing on the exhaust can make a very loud hum / whistle. If it's a steady, fairly quiet hum then it's likely something minor. If it's more of a throbbing, grinding hum then it probably wants fixing. I had that on a Mk1 Vitesse when the wheel bearing failed, and it was obvious from a brief inspection because the brake backplate was no longer parallel to the drum!

If it's load dependent (you say it's only at steady speed?) then I'm leaning away from severe bearing failure. Diffs definitely can behave that way and it's often not a problem, but check your oil level.

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1967 Vitesse 2L conv "Tessa"
1970 Spitfire Mk3 (project) "Toby"
1972 GT6 Mk3
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1972 2.5 PI estate "Harry" (gone to russell on here)
1973 Toledo 2-door "Spike" (gone to a club official)
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1980 Dolomite 1500
1977 Dolomite 1850
1980 Dolomite Sprint
1982 TR7 DHC Sprint
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1975 Stag
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daver clasper
February 24, 2017, 8:14am Report to Moderator
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Thanks for that

Will have rear end up soon reg a brake issue.

Are rear wheel bearings more difficult to access while on car, due to prop/diff drag (fronts have always been obvious to me, as a notchy feeling when easily spun).

Cheers, Dave
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Pete Lewis
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at a steady speed have a think about tyre noise.   does it change if you  try adding  or removing  a good few PSI


1964 1600 Vitesse 6 Cactus and Black , now  sold
now have T2000   Mk2 saloon in French Blue/grey trim  been  restored without running since 1997
now has power steering ,poly bushed and Alfa 156 seats
location  Luton
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