Strange noise ?

Strange noise ?

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Gee Boo

Original Poster:

63 posts

143 months

Sunday 7th June
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Hi, the tinkering with my 3000M continues ! If the engine is sat running (Ford V6 Essex) there is a ringing noise but I can’t find where it’s coming from ?? I wonder if it’s from the alternator but can’t be sure ?? It’s a strange constant ring and it’s at a wavelength that gets right in my head !?!!! Any ideas what it is or where it maybe coming from.. squirts of WD 40 or drops of oil on various parts have NOT done the trick !! Any ideas or guesses will be greatfully received?? Thanks for now, Gavin.

GAjon

3,209 posts

169 months

Sunday 7th June
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Have you tested if it’s still there when you press the clutch?

Gee Boo

Original Poster:

63 posts

143 months

Sunday 7th June
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No,I haven’t!! I’ll go and see if it has an effect!! Thanks !

Gee Boo

Original Poster:

63 posts

143 months

Sunday 7th June
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Tried operating clutch but it has no effect!!! The search continues,but thanks again for your input !

plasticpig72

1,595 posts

105 months

Sunday 7th June
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Is the noise with the Bonnet closed or open.
Alan

Gee Boo

Original Poster:

63 posts

143 months

Sunday 7th June
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I will check this tomorrow but lm quietly confident bonnet open or closed has no effect,thanks for the thought though and I will check it again tomorrow just to be sure ?!

Penelope Stopit

6,955 posts

65 months

Sunday 7th June
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Is the noise there after removing the fan belt?

Gee Boo

Original Poster:

63 posts

143 months

Sunday 7th June
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Now there’s a good point !! I’ll get on that tomorrow pm !! Thanks for that suggestion!!!

V6 Pushfit

15,680 posts

66 months

Monday 8th June
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Water pump or idler pulley? Check The bearings for play when you’ve got the belt off.

plasticpig72

1,595 posts

105 months

Monday 8th June
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Have you fitted a T9 Gearbox.
On my 3000S i have a T9 Gearbox and the original Gearbox Support was touching the Bellhousing making a noise.
I got a special Gearbox Support from Adrian to fix it.
Alan

V6 Pushfit

15,680 posts

66 months

Monday 8th June
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plasticpig72 said:
Have you fitted a T9 Gearbox.
On my 3000S i have a T9 Gearbox and the original Gearbox Support was touching the Bellhousing making a noise.
I got a special Gearbox Support from Adrian to fix it.
Alan
If yours is an Essex V6 how did you get the hydraulic clutch to work, plus out of interest the original gearbox mount should be nowhere near the bellhousing?

Gee Boo

Original Poster:

63 posts

143 months

Monday 8th June
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Turns out the ringing noise is air being drawn in through the oil filler cap, remove the cap and noise stops instantly !?!! Now a bigger problem has arisen, suddenly a rumbling noise has started on the free running top pulley, it was perfect until I removed the fan belt and tried to align this pulley with the others, I’ve had to close the workshop doors and walk away as there is no reason for this to suddenly happen!!! Having a day or 2 away from tinkering!!

Gee Boo

Original Poster:

63 posts

143 months

Monday 8th June
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Sorry Plasticpig, I’ll try to reply soon but for now I’ll kind of lost interest,sorry !

plasticpig72

1,595 posts

105 months

Tuesday 9th June
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Hi Gee Boo,
i think when the free running Pulley was not inline with the others the Fan Belt was pulling it to one side and took up the play = no noise.
If you want to change the Bearing in the free running Pulley(jockey wheel) i think you need to remove the Front Case. To press the Bearing/Shaft Assembly.
Alan
ps for "T9" i've started another thread

V6 Pushfit

15,680 posts

66 months

Tuesday 9th June
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Sucking air in - how?

plasticpig1972

29 posts

2 months

Thursday 11th June
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Hi Gee Boo,
if you decide to change the Jockey Wheel Bearing i think Burtons have them
Alan

Gee Boo

Original Poster:

63 posts

143 months

Tuesday 16th June
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Hi ya all! I’m back again, sorted the problem with the top pulley as it was knackered so have bypassed it and all is good in the world !! I will attach a few photos of how my clutch slave cylinder showing how it attaches to the bell housing (as plastic pig was asking how was it done ) !!

Gee Boo

Original Poster:

63 posts

143 months

Tuesday 16th June
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Gee Boo

Original Poster:

63 posts

143 months

Tuesday 16th June
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plasticpig1972

29 posts

2 months

Tuesday 16th June
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Using a shorter Fan Belt and Bypassing the Jockey Wheel means a long distance with no support.
Does the Fan Belt flap about or touch the Casting where the Jockey Wheel is.
Alan