Eliana, my mostly-stock 2001 PFL

Started by inigopete, September 25, 2023, 11:01

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Carolyn

Yes.  But it is a Euro car and they've all got LSD.
Perry Byrnes Memorial Award 2016, 2018.  Love this club. 
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inigopete


inigopete

What a difference two small strips of rubbery foam make!

I noticed the bin doors had been rattling slightly. The catches were maybe a bit loose, the latch had developed a bit of play over the years. So I added some weight to the car ;) (one for @Petrus - approx 8g!) and hastily stuck two small strips of draft excluder black foam just above where the catches close. And it's SO much quieter! (and yes, I'll straighten that strip up, this was a quick test-fitting.)

IMG_5246 by Pete Owen, on Flickr

I had no idea that the background little rattles, from just behind me, made such a difference to the feel of the car. This has made me happy. And a nice way to treat her for ticking over her 150,000th mile. :)

(of course this means the slight whine in 3rd gear, the creak from the clutch fork and the slightly noisy power steering pump are all a little more noticeable... but those are jobs for another day!)

J88TEO

Quote from: inigopete on January 26, 2024, 12:25the slightly noisy power steering pump are all a little more noticeable..
That's at the front!

Petrus

Quote from: inigopete on January 26, 2024, 12:25of course this means the slight whine in 3rd gear,


It amazing how much less whining there is with the passenger seat out.

inigopete

Quote from: J88TEO on January 26, 2024, 12:30That's at the front!

Oh I know, it's just a bit more noticeable now the general noise level in the car has decreased!

J88TEO

You can either adjust the catch or bend them inwards a bit so the doors don't rattle.

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