DB9 Top Gear Track
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: United Kingdom
County: East Sussex
Sounds like a flat tyre - but isn't
Had this noise for a little while now. Hard to describe but it's not a constant whining, droning or grinding noise, it's like the sound a flat tyre makes, but not as loud, a sort of dull, whub, whub, whub in sympathy with wheel rotation. .
Only does it at high speed and does it regardless of accelerating, decelerating or constant speed. There does seem to be a slight change in the noise pitch or volume when steering at speed, but without taking it on a race track I wouldn't say that's a definite.... there arent too many 70mph corners aound my neck of the woods to test it thoroughly.
It's just had 4 new tyres, which were needed anyway, and I rather hoped would cure the problem, alas no.
It's also just had the 108,000 mile service, I asked my Indy to have a look at the bearings and driveshafts while it was up in the air, he did say one of the bearing was making a very slight noise but didn't want to change it without good reason. The thinking being, if it is the bearing it won't be long before there's no doubt that's what it is.
I have to admit to the front drivers' side wheel taking a whack when going over a level crossing, it did make a thump. After the tyres were replaced there were a darn site more balancing weights on the wheel than before. I've swapped the front and rear OS wheels over but the noise remains.
Ain't cars great?
All the best
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