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  1. constant drone......

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    ..and its not the passengers!!!!! have a 147 JTD 2005 plate. It had a constant drone and found that both front wheel bearings need replaced. The droning noise is still there...:grumpy: the car has an under tray that split and I held it together with cable ties and it is quite high up so it...
  2. French Drone Strikes

    General Motoring Discussion
    Watch out if you're driving over here this summer: After testing last year the cops are deploying drone+motorbike units to catch non-speed related motoring offences: Driving too close, dangerous overtaking, middle lane hogging etc. Consider yourselves warned. :p
  3. Dynamat for exhaust drone?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Had a custom exhaust fitted last week cat back with a centre silencer but got a deep drone low down under 2800rpm that really affected my ears lol. So today we tried a chambered rear box but it's no better unfortunately so I'm at a loss as of what to do. I know GT's and 147's suffer droning more...
  4. Whine or drone noise

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi, there is a background hum or drone type noise which is is different to the engine noise, but seems to change up and down when accelerating or slowing down. Like it's connected to the speed of engine but it's not the engine noise and while it tracks it its a second behind it (when it tracks...
  5. Loud drone when braking at speed.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Had to brake a little hard on the motorway this morning and experienced a loud deep drone noise. No vibration as such .....guessing it's a disc issue . Anyone had a similar issue? Stuart
  6. Recent Graduate to 159 needs some advice

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, I've just stepped out of my 156 TS and into a 159 JTDm SW. As expected I've got issues already and I'm hoping you stellar forum folks can give me some pointers. Serious knocking noises over bumps, hard to place where from in the cabin but I'm pretty sure it's the front upper wishbones as...
  7. Adventures with Scorpion drone / boom

    Tuning & Upgrades
    After fitting my Scorpion about a month ago I have been desperate to improve it and make it into the exhaust I hoped it was. When its cold it is great, consistent sound through the rev range giving a great but not overpowering growl, perfect. However when its warmed up it turns into a chav...
  8. Road speed related drone / hum

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My GTV ts is making a low pitched drone, it sounds like it's coming from the back end and gets louder up to about 60; go faster and it becomes less noticable. It sounds a bit like a noisy but boring exhaust, however if I rev the engine while going the same speed the noise remains the same. Wot...
  9. New exhaust rattle and boom / drone

    Alfa GTA
    One of the pieces of work that Autolusso did was to add CF2 manifolds and replace the standard exhaust as it was knackered. A scorpion cat-back with centre silencer was used, but I'm worried it has ruined the car. When warm and under full chat over 3000rpm it sounds god like, I will put a...
  10. 159 1.9JTDm loud drone noise

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi whilst driving into work this morning the car has developed a loud drone noise sounds a bit like a fog horn in the distance and very irritating !! anyone had this noise/problem before? :confused:
  11. 147 heater hum or drone

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Greetings......Just bought a 147 1.6 02 got a strange hum/drone noise when heater fan is switched on ...makes no difference what speed fan is running at although the fan on full masks the hum slightly but its still there......makes no odds if the a/c is on or off........cant find an answer on a...
  12. 166 Sportronic drone and big time float

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Well Lacey has been MOT's BUT whilst under her I have been keeping an eye on the up and doon play at the bit where the driveshaft enter the diff.I gave it a shoogle...and boy never mind end float ..its big time up and doon and right and left. I have noticed for some time now that when stuck at...
  13. Exhausting drone

    Alfa GTA
    Hi guys, It's been an expensive year for the GTA with clutch, radiator and exhaust (cat back). I tried to cut some corners cash wise and got a custom built stainless mid and rear section exhaust. The alfa specialist I went to sourced it, and had promised it as "only slightly louder than...
  14. Drone / Rubbing noise coming from.....somewhere??

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I have spent the last few months getting my phase 1 GTV ready for a cross channel trip and finally set off last night about 6. After a good few hours cruising down the motorway (at legal speeds!!) the car seems to have developed a droning noise and it seems to be getting worse as I go on. I...
  15. Drone from front left wheel (I think!)

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Not had the car long but have so far changed all belts, plugs, variator etc etc. I took the car out today on a good long countryside drive through some twisty roads and noticed a drone coming from, what I think is, the front left hand side wheel area. The drone is more noticeable if I am...
  16. Load drone at 40 mph & 85 mph

    Alfa GTA
    My GTA has started to make a really load resonating drone specifically noticable at 40 mph and 80-90 mph. It suddenly started about 4 weeks ago then disappeared for about 2 weeks and now is back with a vengence. It sounds like an exhaust drone but if I put the car in neutral and allow the...
  17. 147 GTA Drone when turning at low speed??

    Alfa GTA
    Just wondered if anyone can help me. When I was out driving the other day, I pulled up at a junction that was basically a very sharp left turn and then an immediate sharp right turn, there was a low pitched drone from the front end that could only be described as a similar noise to a faulty...
  18. Does Ragazzon centre drone?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hey, just another quickie... If I replace the centre exhaust with a Ragazzon straight through, but have the rear silenced ones, will the volume be unbearable or will there be an annoying drone or should it be ok?
  19. Rolling drone from the tyres

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all, Ever since purchasing my gtv I’ve been aware of a droney noise that comes from the tyres, more so the rear. The other day on one of the rare occasion when I had 4 adults in the car (I must add it was for all of two miles to the pub), I noticed the drone was significantly louder. The...
  20. 146 drone

    Alfa 145 & 146
    Hi people, I've just got my 1st ever Alfa which is a 146 2.0 twinspark & has started making a noise. When driving I get a droning noise similar to a wheel bearing on the way out, but all bearings are fine, any ideas as to what it could be? Any help appreciated