Want to remove ads? Become a MK3OC Club Member today!

i think my car might be dying!!!!!

Joined
Nov 3, 2009
Messages
1,271
Reaction score
0
Location
bartley green, birmingham
i was driving my car today and it is making a weird whirring noise and when i got home i could smell burning i popped the bonnet and couldnt see anything wrong the oil level is fine the water topped up. if anyone else has had similar problems any advice would be appreciated :high5:
 
Joined
Jul 13, 2008
Messages
3,890
Reaction score
0
Location
Germany
whirring noise,, you waz in a elichoppter mate !!

only kidding ..
need a bit more info bud .. what did it smell of ,, where was it coming from ,, front back side ?? Where was the noise coming from ??
 
Joined
Jun 6, 2009
Messages
4,278
Reaction score
10
Location
Oswestry, Shropshire
Hmmm, this sounds somewhat like a belt has moved, like the cambelt is sliding off the pulleys. Have you checked this also? It also sounds like it might be the alternator or clutch, as they make a noise when they are dying
 
Joined
Jun 6, 2009
Messages
4,278
Reaction score
10
Location
Oswestry, Shropshire
Alternators make a whine when the bearings in them start to fail, but this could also start out as a whir. Does the sound increase in pitch as the engine is revved, or does it stay the same? It might help of you revved the engine from the engine bay, to be able to pinpoint it more accurately
 
Joined
Aug 6, 2008
Messages
1,492
Reaction score
5
Location
West Yorkshire
my mates honda civic makes a whirring sound and his altinator is on its way out.
 

Astraguy09

Joint South Central Co-Ordinator
Joined
May 25, 2009
Messages
8,235
Reaction score
0
Location
Southampton :D
Can I just say that if there is a smell of burning plastic then you want to check that the cambelt/alt belt hasn't come out of tension and started to rub on the plastic cover!! pull the cambelt cover off and check that there isn't any sign of rubbing on either belts.
 
Joined
Nov 3, 2009
Messages
1,271
Reaction score
0
Location
bartley green, birmingham
i checked it this morning took it all off and its fine no sign of rubbing on the belt or cover an its not loose its a mystery im goin to take it all apart the weekend as not using it till then try and find out what it is as its doing my head in now lol
 
Joined
May 9, 2008
Messages
125
Reaction score
0
Location
Tamworth
if it only does it when driving check the brakes on the front or drive shafts...sounds daft but if it only does it when driving not tick over, its gotta be summat that only moves when driven i guess??? if all the belts are fine :)
 
Joined
Jul 13, 2008
Messages
3,890
Reaction score
0
Location
Germany
you should really try to find out why the brakes (if it is the brakes) got stuck. By erplacing the pads and discs you run the risk of ruining them quickly too. You might have a sticky caliper. When you get the calipers off, make sure they are not siezed.
 

wayne1

West Midlands Regional Co-Ordinator
Regional Co-Ordinator
Joined
Feb 6, 2007
Messages
9,867
Reaction score
4
Location
birmingham
give the calipers a good clean . chip off any rush that on them aswell
 
Joined
Nov 3, 2009
Messages
1,271
Reaction score
0
Location
bartley green, birmingham
just got it up on the ramps at work and found that the sump gasket is leaking and dripping oil onto the manifold which is burning and causing the smell so thats that mystery sorted and the whirring noise has gone so must have rectified itself but topped it up with oil and should be getting the gasket replaced next week so happy days :laugh: the car lives on!!!!!! :laugh:
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top