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Do kangaroos pee on cars like cats do here?

Bet they leave bigger paw prints on the bonnet
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Bet they leave bigger paw prints on the bonnet
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Where abouts in Aus are you? If you live in a dusty part then the noise is simply dust on the pads/dics and it will always be there. As the GP is so quiet maybe you;ve just notived it more on this car rather than any other as other noise would usually drown it out.

Failing that, turn the radio up and then you can't hear any noises to worry about
In Sydney, quite close to the beaches on the east coast and even closer to a train track (which can get dusty), but when unused its always inside the garage, so dust shouldn't be a factor.

Yeh I only noticed it because I had the audio off for once..
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Another cause of brake noise is trapped gravel/stones between the pads and the disks - now that is something you should sort out otherwise you will have scored disks which will need replacing.

Easy enough to do: remove the wheel, use a small crowbar/ very sturdy screwdriver to push the brake pad into the fully retracted state (ie maximum gap between it and the disk) and firmly brush out the pad/disk area. You might have to remove the pad if the stones are now embedded into the pad. Also, watch out that the brake fluid doesn't overflow from the reservoir because it is corrosive and will knacker your paint work.

Then just pump the brake pedal to get the brake piston to push the pad back against the brake disk. It's quicker to do than to explain it, really!

Ah yes, this brings back the memories!
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Another cause of brake noise is trapped gravel/stones between the pads and the disks - now that is something you should sort out otherwise you will have scored disks which will need replacing.

Easy enough to do: remove the wheel, use a small crowbar/ very sturdy screwdriver to push the brake pad into the fully retracted state (ie maximum gap between it and the disk) and firmly brush out the pad/disk area. You might have to remove the pad if the stones are now embedded into the pad. Also, watch out that the brake fluid doesn't overflow from the reservoir because it is corrosive and will knacker your paint work.

Then just pump the brake pedal to get the brake piston to push the pad back against the brake disk. It's quicker to do than to explain it, really!

Ah yes, this brings back the memories!
Think I'll leave it for the garage - next thing I know I'll be starting another epic on how I screwed up the car

But thanks for the advice regardless - I'll pass it on to the next garage I visit
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...next thing I know I'll be starting another epic on how I screwed up the car
Careful, you will be getting T in a tiz-woz again
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Do you think its anything to do with the garage it lives in? cos the `first to second gear` problem came after spending a few days in there.
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Do you think its anything to do with the garage it lives in? cos the `first to second gear` problem came after spending a few days in there.
Unless the garage i used to take my old car to has mysteriously upped sticks and shipped itself to Kev's back garden then i'm sure thats not the problem.

If it is the same garage I sympathise as everytime i took my car to that garage it came out more broke than it went in

Wonder how it got there
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Outer limits, I was thinking
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Re: New noise

Interesting theory - why would it make a difference?

Btw I've noticed another new noise () - this time when I drive off in the garage - makes a low humming noise when I turn left. I can only hear it when I drive off, and no other time.

Linked perhaps?
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Interesting theory - why would it make a difference?

Btw I've noticed another new noise () - this time when I drive off in the garage - makes a low humming noise when I turn left. I can only hear it when I drive off, and no other time.

Linked perhaps?

Power steering pump.
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Power steering pump.
If that's the case shouldn't it hum all the time instead of just during the initial drive off?

I just tried it at my parent's place and no humming. So maybe that garage theory isn't silly afterall - maybe its cursed?
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Power steering pump.
The steering rack is electrically powered not hydraulic.
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I just tried it at my parent's place and no humming. So maybe that garage theory isn't silly afterall - maybe its cursed?
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If that's the case shouldn't it hum all the time instead of just during the initial drive off?

maybe its cursed?
Its not called `Christine` is it Kev?
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