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    I think this car of mine is falling apart LOL; seriously though, I get this sort of crunching noise when turning at very low speeds e.g when turning out of my driveway, thinking more about it, it sounds similar to when you drive over a piece of glass and you get that crunching noise, I did hear that there was an issue with the front coil springs moving in the lower seating on the strut and VX introduced a Mod' which was to fit plastic sleeves to the lower turn of the spring, however just been out to look at mine and they have already been fitted, so I'm suspecting it's the plastic sleeves making the noise? Has anyone else that has had this Mod' done , still experiencing the same problem?
    Cheers Pete

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    If you can try spraying some copper grease into the pan the spring sits into, it will help the spring move

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    Might also be the top strut bearings, mine went when I lowered the car and it was like a banging noise they made when turning the wheels.

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    dont sound like a spring sort of noise, what about rad mounts they modifyed them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by markd3925 View Post
    dont sound like a spring sort of noise, what about rad mounts they modifyed them?
    What's the scoop with the Rad' mounts then?
    Cheers Pete

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    Just read a field remedy regarding these plastic sleeves and the complaint is apparently ' Temporary cracking noise from front section' and the cause is described as 'Misfit between spring and lower spring seat' and hence fitment of the plastic sleeves.
    Cheers Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by old cruiser View Post
    What's the scoop with the Rad' mounts then?
    Cheers Pete
    They can make a noise when pulling away ro going over bumps, but never noticed it when turning. I just give them a squirt with WD40 and put some oil in them and sorted

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark1319 View Post
    They can make a noise when pulling away ro going over bumps, but never noticed it when turning. I just give them a squirt with WD40 and put some oil in them and sorted
    yes can normally get the noise by putting it in gear with the handbrake on and lifting the cluch abit

    just thought of that cos your would be pulling away at the same time as turning off your drive i guess

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    Could give the mounts an oiling, however car is going into Vx on Tuesday for suspected oil pump noise (whirring sound when cold, disappears when engine's warm) so I'll ask them to check for this other noise and mention rad' mounts etc.
    Cheers Pete

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    There is new rad mounts available that are just rubber, the old ones have a spring holing them in. Easy enough to see if you have a look.

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