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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks uncle Nick. Yes guilty... Embarassed it gets used pretty much every week, but I think I’m averaging only about 1k / year the last 2/3 years. I (finally!) booked a TD @ Thruxton in May, but Cunno said I’ll most likely fail the noise nazi test. So might take the M2 to that instead and find something else for the GT3
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thruxton is probably the strictest UK track for noise - can be as low as 88dB on some days; a real shame as it's the fastest track in the UK and we can't use our cars on it Sad

Try Blyton or Anglesey for the least noise-restricted in the UK or come to the 'ring with us on a DN trip Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That’s one of the reasons I booked Thruxton, I fell for the fastest track hype and booked without consulting the forum first PC

Never done Anglesey but it’s on my hit list. If I can do either that or Spa this year I’ll be happy. Spa was always very easy on noise before, has that changed? I’m a bit reluctant to book any euro travel though currently due to Brexit, don’t fancy sitting in long(er) queues for nothing
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spa is still OK ime. It went from 107 to 105 driveby a few years back but I've never tripped the meters there & my car is, erm, a bit noisier than standard Floor
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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My money's on one or more of the idler pulleys. They don't like being sat around unused. Get out in it more wack


Agreed, if you had driven it, it would have gone quiet after a few miles.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

infrasilver wrote:
NXI20 wrote:
My money's on one or more of the idler pulleys. They don't like being sat around unused. Get out in it more wack


Agreed, if you had driven it, it would have gone quiet after a few miles.


The funny thing is I started the car first thing and I thought I heard a bit of a squeak from the engine but nothing major. I then drove about 5/6 miles to fill up petrol. When I started the car after filling up the belt noise was much louder, so decided to can the Centre Gravity trip and come home. I would have thought the noise would quieten down too once warm, but it didn’t it seemed to be getting louder Dont know
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NXI20 wrote:
Spa is still OK ime. It went from 107 to 105 driveby a few years back but I've never tripped the meters there & my car is, erm, a bit noisier than standard Floor


I hadn’t noticed Grin
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This thread still going!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nearly 8 years and counting Grin

I’ll print this off and attach it to my car’s history file if I ever sell. It’s more than just a thread it’s a lifestyle Floor
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Great thread!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Update on that strange belt noise

Visited Peter @ Tognola who listened with a stethoscope and isolated the noise to the alternator - not the bearings though - most likely the brushes. He said it's fine to drive the car as-is, but I'll probably replace the alternator sooner rather than later. I've never changed it and the car is 12 years old now, so the alternator is probably nearing the end of its useful life... No issues with starting the engine or anything like that though, but will get it sorted
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