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Philip Male

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In Topic: Whiring Noise, Cv Joints??

Yesterday, 08:06 AM

would throttle effect the noise of a wheel bearing? it's a cyclic noise rather than constant.

also noticing a fair bit of slop in the drive system, at slower speeds and more torque theres a larger jolt than i'd expect between drive and engine brake

In Topic: Lost Confidence In Handling After Clutch Change ( 2007 1.6 )

29 November 2014 - 07:38 PM

yep, it's aligned and ballanced.

did about 60 mixed miles today, temp actually got to 15c! roads were that horrid winter glistening you get.


it's responsive again, but i feel like i'm driving on 1" tyres, or solid plastic trolly wheels, skitting about all over the place, sure the roads don't help at the moment but it's got to be better than this, won't stick and dig in at all in bends, just skips across the surface.

again i'll leave it a few weeks, see if the tread pattern wears in a little now the pressures changed and see how it goes.

In Topic: Lost Confidence In Handling After Clutch Change ( 2007 1.6 )

28 November 2014 - 01:34 PM

tried a little experiment over the last few weeks to see if i get used to it, made it 30/33 with the tyres warm after a drive so they wouldn't over pressure. ( works out at 27.5/32 )

still doesn't feel right after 3 weeks of it. turning left isn't too bad, turning right isn't good.

last night it was understeer, wheel spin, pushing wide ville. it's still unreactive, then does, feels dead, no confidence in grip levels.

with the temp outside now back up a little i've brought them back to 30/33 cold and see if that improves matters.


if that doesn't i might swap fronts and rears over, they should be the same wear by now.

In Topic: Lost Confidence In Handling After Clutch Change ( 2007 1.6 )

06 November 2014 - 01:30 PM

yer the 32/33.5 is an experiment and the harder tyrer does seem to be giving better response, but at the expense of contact patch.

it actually felt ok in the dry on the way to work today, but not right. i was getting an acceptable feel the wrong way.


i've always tried to keep to the 30/33 in the past and it's always been good.

however it was giving a sluggish feel at the front which always feels like the soft tyre waiting to catch up with the input.


33/35.5 were the pressures i found i had when i thought i had them right in a cold snap of weather a year or two ago and not what i have now.


i may try 29/32 in a few days and see what happens.


first tho i've got to empty the water of out of my right front, igets at work used the airline for a water hose and didn't clear it out after, took a second to work out what was happening, not much in there but it's now got a tiny wobble at 65.

In Topic: Lost Confidence In Handling After Clutch Change ( 2007 1.6 )

05 November 2014 - 10:24 PM

put 32 on the front and brought the rears from 32 to 33.5, temp has dropped nearly 10c in the last week or two so guess they dropped a fraction. temps also not helping traction.

innitial impression over the 11 miles home, feels like i'm riding on the ball of the tread for sure, tram lined a lot more on a section of bypass thats bad for it.

got used to it, as in not the split personality of the 30psi, response is better but feels for sure like their too high and the contact patch.


will have to try it over the next few days in different conditions and speeds.


last time i had something similar i'd done my pressures when the temp was around 3c, and when it got back to where it was now the fronts were 33 and the rear 35.5, reading back the car was behaving similar, drifting with torque steer was an issue, but i also had cheap and nasty tyres that came with the car.

the gutting thing is i know what these dunlops are like and i just feel like i'm buring off the best of them with this.