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Old 22-09-2019   #1
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Just a quick hello having recently bought a 2008 Panda 1.1 active.

Enjoying being in something where the fuel gauge doesn't seem to move and that I can do most of the work on myself, already given it a service (including trying to replace a pollen filter when it doesnt have one) cleaned up the heater fan to cure an annoying ticking and replaced the stereo with an original to satisfy the Insurance (the car is going to be bought off me by my sone when he passes his test) and removed most of the exhaust to try to cure a knocking/rumbling noise occasionally on overrun.

Great form by the way, really useful looking through it before I bought the car.
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Just a quick hello having recently bought a 2008 Panda 1.1 active.

Enjoying being in something where the fuel gauge doesn't seem to move and that I can do most of the work on myself, already given it a service (including trying to replace a pollen filter when it doesnt have one) cleaned up the heater fan to cure an annoying ticking and replaced the stereo with an original to satisfy the Insurance (the car is going to be bought off me by my sone when he passes his test) and removed most of the exhaust to try to cure a knocking/rumbling noise occasionally on overrun.

Great form by the way, really useful looking through it before I bought the car.
Hi. And welcome.

Good little cars.
Just sold our 1.1 after 15 years

Have you cleared the 'duckbills'

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Re: Newbie Panda 169

Thanks, re the duckbills, I'd not heard of them before but a quick search suggests they are part of the scuttle drainage system which gets blocked and causes water ingress??
I shall check to see if they are clear , however I had seen references to water in the front scuttle and wet carpets so I checked those before buying

At the moment whats bugging me is the rumble on overrun which is still there despite realigning the exhaust, fairly sure its coming from mid to rear of the car rather than engine/gearbox, if anyone has any ideas please let me know.
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Re: Newbie Panda 169

So I checked for the duckbills and I think they may have been removed, water just runs from the scuttle our of two squarish holes underneath.

Anyone got any ideas about the rumble on overrun, if the noise was coming from the front I would suspect the gearbox, however from searching these don't seem to have many gearbox issues?

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Re: Newbie Panda 169

Gearboxes are generally only noisy under load. You will hear a whine under acceleration with a different note on overrun. It might not happen in all gears.

A worn input bearing is noisy with 'box in neutral. If the noise stops when the clutch pedal is down, its in the first motion side of the gearbox.

Bonks and rattles can be anything but the exhaust is a primary culprit. Check all mounts end to end. Give it a good shake with car jacked up on supports. Any bumps at end range are likely to be noisy in use.

Wheel bearings are generally noisy at all speeds with no change with different gears in use. Shocks and dampers - all you can do is look closely ate the mounts while the car is bounced up and down. Rear shocks tend to wear at the rubber bushes.
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Re: Newbie Panda 169

So it's solved, it was the exhaust, I've replaced a couple of the rubber mounts, while they looked ok on the car, when put against the new ones they had deteriorated quite a bit, now no noise!! I'm amazed that a 1.50 part can create such a noise.
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