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    Default Radiator rattle

    Been having an annoying rattle problem for a while now, particularly noticeable when pulling away at low revs or manoeuvering.

    Read a couple of threads about the radiator mounting rattle and took a look at it. I have the old spring type mounts on mine which seem to be contributing to the problem.

    I gave the radiator a light wack to see if the noise was just from the mounts and there was a horrible noise from lower down. On closer inspection, the black plastic part on the back of the radiator, which surrounds the fan, is very flexible and vibrates against the metal on the lower right hand side (passenger side).

    Anyone else got this problem? I can't see any sign of a broken or missing bracket or other indication that something may be wrong...

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    i have the same prob at the monent it's the rad mounts ,they look like a silver metal spring i get a bit of oil/wd40 and spray them that stops it for about a year...or you can get them replaced for rubber mounts at vaux for 100pound i think

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    I've given the mounts a spray of WD40 and they're now silent, but I'm still getting this horrible knock/vibration from lower down at the back...

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    would a good old bit of greese be better then spraying with wd40?

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