Re: Spider noise - help please
Finally sussed the problem - the front o/s driveshaft inboard UJ was falling apart - none of the bolts were tight & 1 had sheared in half!
It looks as if the last person to disassemble the UJ (clutch replacement?) had re-used the nylock nuts & as these are single use items, they slowly loosened up until there was a small amount of play in the UJ. Small amount of play = horrid noise.
So now I know what the problem is, that's my Saturday sorted out, disassembling, regreasing & reassembling the UJ - hope the weather keeps fine!