Was driving pretty hard this afternoon, chucking my 147 around a few twisties and barelling down the straight bits at pretty extreme speed (by which I, of course, mean 59mph ;-).
V hot brakes on arrival, but otherwise no ill effects. I parked handbrake OFF to prevent warped discs.
I then picked up a passenger and drove unbelievably more sensibly for about a mile, through a village stopping periodically for traffic.
There was then an 'upsetting' noise from region of nearside rear wheel (RL for you international types). It sounded like someone on a nearby building site chucked a scaffolding pole on the ground and then dragged it along the road. It was in exact sync with my roadspeed and stopped when I stopped. I got out for a cursory look for stuff that may have fallen off but no joy.
Shrugged, got back in, drove 100 yards to the accompaniment of the same scraping sounds. Stopped for a 'proper' look, jacked car up on wheel changing jack, tried to take wheel off (but had wrong size wheel brace on board
considered AA but thought just one more try... and all was fine. I had retrieved no FOD, not even thumped any of it with any real venom, nothing. And all seemed normal.
I'm gonna take everything apart tomorrow, check torques, the whole bit, but what do you think I'm into...? Bearing? Broken spring? But how come all was fine after a brief stop?