Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Morayfield, Queensland, Australia
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Thanks for the suggestions - much appreciated.
An update is that I did, in fact, try coasting, engine off etc and the vibration is still there. I'm assuming, by this being the case, that it has to be brake related (?). I've examined the front discs and found the offside rotor has strange 'patches' on the surface in a couple of places - almost like faults in the metal - except I suspect they may have been caused by the pads staying on the disc whilst the car was laid up for the past 12 months, only moving a couple of times and not being driven as such. What threw me was that it seemed, even to a passenger, that the noise was coming from the rear but the rear rotors are perfect, although getting to a stage of needing replacement due to thickness wear. I suppose, pain as it is, I'll only confirm my suspicions by changing the front rotors. Not sure about the centre bearing but I could check it just in case, wheel bearings are all fine, although a couple need adjusting. I really do appreciate the interest, response and time taken by you guys in responding with suggestions, again, my thanks.