Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Wicklow, Ireland
I have had my 166 for 6 years and have done 60K miles with no problems. Before this I had 4 164s also without any bad experiences so I am an alfa fan. All of these cars have been 3.0 V6. Last autumn, I began to hear a new noise whilst driving on motorways which sounded like a bearing going. The noise was road speed dependent , not revs and not gear dependent so I thought I had an incipient problem in the drive train. My car was due for the 60K service so I asked the garage to check out the noise. They could find no fault and suspected tyre noise. Now, 6 months and 5K miles later, the noise is still there but much louder. Again the garage, whose opinion I respect, thought tyre noise but it sounds very mechanical to me. Has anyone else encountered tyre(or any other ) noise like this? The tyres are 225/45R17 Goodyear TL Eagle F1
Last edited by Fourtycoats; 22-05-07 at 16:00.