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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:23 pm    Post subject: High pitch beeping + suspension question Reply with quote

Hi,
Does anyone happen to know what might cause a high pitch rapid series of beeps when I start my car (but which stops after 2 or 3 seconds). I don’t think it ever does it when the engine is warm, but it definitely does it from cold. It will be checked when it goes for its birthday service in a couple of months...

While I am at it, I got a double pasm/abs failure warning recently while out driving but then that went away so maybe I went through a puddle and cleaned the sensor Dont know

Last, the more fun question: I now have cause to regularly travel a combination of roads that are quite bumpy in places and leave the front end feeling a bit skittish where it really shouldn’t be. I have a 996 turbo on standard suspension (top mounts replaced a couple of years ago). Do I (a) get my suspension set up looked at (b) get some better and if so what or (c) just slow down or man up a bit Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For heavens sake man don’t slow down, you might as well buy a Kia and some string back driving gloves

By beeps do you mean actual warning beeps like a low oil pressure warning or a spurious engine noise that sounds like a beep?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:04 am    Post subject: Re: High pitch beeping + suspension question Reply with quote

[/quote] Last, the more fun question: I now have cause to regularly travel a combination of roads that are quite bumpy in places and leave the front end feeling a bit skittish where it really shouldn’t be. I have a 996 turbo on standard suspension (top mounts replaced a couple of years ago). Do I (a) get my suspension set up looked at (b) get some better and if so what or (c) just slow down or man up a bit Rolling Eyes

Cheers![/quote]

Get it looked at. Do 4 wheel alignment first. After that consider the age of all of the components. Rubber has an effective working life of about 6 years after which it elasticity goes and it doesn’t do what it is meant to do. Same for tyres.
Dampers have a life of about 40,000 miles.

If you’re various bits are older than the reccomended life, it will negatively impact the handling.

As it’s a turbo, it needs healthy components as the engines power is high and will not have deteriorated at the same rate and now there will potentially be an imbalance between power and handling.

I replaced all of my suspension components over the summer - Hartech rebuilt arms and links and Bilstein B6 dampers. Tyres are 12 months old. The improvement is sublime and the fresh arms made the biggest difference. I replaced them last
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hans Gruber wrote:
For heavens sake man don’t slow down, you might as well buy a Kia and some string back driving gloves

Lol. Right you are, Sir.

By beeps do you mean actual warning beeps like a low oil pressure warning or a spurious engine noise that sounds like a beep?


It’s definitely not an engine noise. It is coming from the cockpit somewhere. Unfortunately I don’t know what the low oil pressure warning sounds like, but it’s an alarm-type of noise that quickly stops.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:05 pm    Post subject: Re: High pitch beeping + suspension question Reply with quote

Ghianightmare wrote:
Last, the more fun question: I now have cause to regularly travel a combination of roads that are quite bumpy in places and leave the front end feeling a bit skittish where it really shouldn’t be. I have a 996 turbo on standard suspension (top mounts replaced a couple of years ago). Do I (a) get my suspension set up looked at (b) get some better and if so what or (c) just slow down or man up a bit Rolling Eyes

Cheers![/quote]

Get it looked at. Do 4 wheel alignment first. After that consider the age of all of the components. Rubber has an effective working life of about 6 years after which it elasticity goes and it doesn’t do what it is meant to do. Same for tyres.
Dampers have a life of about 40,000 miles.

If you’re various bits are older than the reccomended life, it will negatively impact the handling.

As it’s a turbo, it needs healthy components as the engines power is high and will not have deteriorated at the same rate and now there will potentially be an imbalance between power and handling.

I replaced all of my suspension components over the summer - Hartech rebuilt arms and links and Bilstein B6 dampers. Tyres are 12 months old. The improvement is sublime and the fresh arms made the biggest difference. I replaced them last[/quote]

Thank you, that makes complete sense. I will get it looked at.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last year I did a refresh on my whole front end which came in at well under £500 for all new components (apart from springs and shocks) and after a basic geometry alignment to factory settings, the car was totally transformed. I did all of the work myself to keep costs down but I would really recommend it - I thought the car drive well before but it just felt amazing. Dont underestimate the gradual deterioration of components - you dont notice it happening until you refresh it.

I'm going to do the rear this summer as well.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stoo.c wrote:
Last year I did a refresh on my whole front end which came in at well under £500 for all new components (apart from springs and shocks) and after a basic geometry alignment to factory settings, the car was totally transformed. I did all of the work myself to keep costs down but I would really recommend it - I thought the car drive well before but it just felt amazing. Dont underestimate the gradual deterioration of components - you dont notice it happening until you refresh it.

I'm going to do the rear this summer as well.


Makes sense. Fair play to you. I wouldn’t know where to start!
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beeping I suspect is a tracker, probably linked to PSM failure etc, think that's down to a battery issue too.
I'd get the battery tested and tracker either removed or battery on that changed too.

If you need it, checking centre gravity for suspension assessment and refurb.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine has an aftermarket tracker and it gives 3/4 beeps a few seconds after start up.

Worried me at the start but if you have a tracker and can identify it, google the instruction manual and see what it says.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks - it does have a tracker. That is exactly what happens when I start it. I have the manual so will take a look...

Cheers for all the replies.
 
  
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