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    Some months ago I reported on a "whistling noise" coming from the engine area, which I thought could be from the turbo. This noise vanished and I thought things were probably okay.

    However, just recently the noise returned and was louder than ever. I didn`t like the thought of a new turbo so I tried the following.

    With the noise present I put the car in neutral. No change. I then turned off the engine with the noise presnt. No change. This pointed me to either the wheel bearings squealing or the gearbox bearings at fault.

    I removed both front wheels and all the bearings appeared fine, which left me stumped.

    While the wheels were off I decided to clean out the wheel arches and suspension/brakes.

    The rims of the discs were very rusty, flaky rust, but the disc surfaces were fine. I wire brushed the rims clean of all rust and replaced the wheels.

    Now, hey presto, no whistling noises and the car is quiet again. It must have been the wind disturbing the rust flakes and setting up the whistling noise.

    Strange eh?

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    Strange indeed..

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    Vehicle : Vectra Estate

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    I have never heard of that before, but glad you have it sorted.

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    Check your heat shields under the front of the car.

    I spent a good couple of days convinced there was a carrier bag stuck to the front and rustling. Could never find it which wound me up even more!

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