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Car making rattling noise

MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
edited May 2018 in The bottom bracket
Right, car afficionados, here is one for you.

MF was getting the serious power down in his Honda Accord earlier (he thinks its 10 years old, 50,000 miles, always fully serviced) and its started making a rattling noise from what seems the back end.

Its not graunching or rubbing like its pads down to metal sort of thing, no funny stuff with handling, but intermittent rattling like you're shaking a tin can full of bits of metal, so he's guessing exhaust/catalyser. Came on suddenly.

Doesn't happen all the time, still revs through and sits on the limiter when he's getting serious power down, VTEC (no, not that VTEC) works fine.

He reckons that if it is the catalyser he'll live with it by just turning the stereo up when he's playing his banging tunes. or just get an aftermarket silencer and throw the broken exhaust and catalyser into next door's garden after smashing it with a hammer and setting fire to it with fire.

Waddya say?
Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

De Sisti wrote:
This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
smithy21 wrote:

He's right you know.
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  • lostboysaintlostboysaint Posts: 4,252
    What do I say?

    You drive an Accord??!

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  • webboowebboo Posts: 3,148
    Suspension strut mounting broken?
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    What do I say?

    You drive an Accord??!

    latest?cb=20160319015511
    No, I don't, MF does.

    Its the dog/bike/bambini/dump runner/shopping car. All the stuff he doesn't want to do in the AMG.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    webboo wrote:
    Suspension strut mounting broken?

    He's just taken it for a hack and the rattling has stopped and it doesn't seem to be handling too bad (for an Accord). Still sitting at 70 on the limiter in second so that was a worthwhile and very adult/mature test of whether his car was broken. Not sure what it was meant to prove though.

    Its also sitting all square as well - no sagging on any corner, but would it sag if the strut was broken?
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,624
    Broken exhaust bracket?

    My skills are limited to unplugging cables and plugging them back in, or turning the ignition off then on again.
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 7,544
    Hit it with a hammer. A big hammer. Hard. Sorted.
  • webboowebboo Posts: 3,148
    webboo wrote:
    Suspension strut mounting broken?

    He's just taken it for a hack and the rattling has stopped and it doesn't seem to be handling too bad (for an Accord). Still sitting at 70 on the limiter in second so that was a worthwhile and very adult/mature test of whether his car was broken. Not sure what it was meant to prove though.

    Its also sitting all square as well - no sagging on any corner, but would it sag if the strut was broken?
    No idea but the sound you describe sounds a bit like when my strut went the other week.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,191
    I’d go for the exhaust or heat shield option first.
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  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,213
    brexiter stuck underneath, the bones make a bloody awful noise until the body breaks up
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Broken exhaust bracket?

    My skills are limited to unplugging cables and plugging them back in, or turning the ignition off then on again.

    Thank you but too tinny rattly rather than loose parts rattle.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    sungod wrote:
    brexiter stuck underneath, the bones make a bloody awful noise until the body breaks up

    MF had a few stuck under there before and always found they whine rather than rattle.

    The car also doesn't smell of effluent so discounting Brexiteers option.

    Thank you anyway.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    webboo wrote:
    webboo wrote:
    Suspension strut mounting broken?

    He's just taken it for a hack and the rattling has stopped and it doesn't seem to be handling too bad (for an Accord). Still sitting at 70 on the limiter in second so that was a worthwhile and very adult/mature test of whether his car was broken. Not sure what it was meant to prove though.

    Its also sitting all square as well - no sagging on any corner, but would it sag if the strut was broken?
    No idea but the sound you describe sounds a bit like when my strut went the other week.


    Is it expensive to fix? Can he still pull wheelspins and handbrake turns in safety?

    Hope it's not that. He'll never stop going on about it.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 7,544
    sungod wrote:
    brexiter stuck underneath, the bones make a bloody awful noise until the body breaks up
    Thought they were spineless little isolationist weevils. Maybe is a carapace rather than bones making the noise?

    (Where's that Botster the Nth when you fancy a troll-fight?)
  • BelgianBeerGeekBelgianBeerGeek Posts: 5,226
    Set in on fire with fire, smash it to bits with a pick elf (whatever the flip one of those is :roll: ) and throw into the neighbours garden. Job jobbed.
    Or it’s probably a small hole in the exhaust and don’t worry about it, chap. It’s a Honda and must be thrashed within an inch of its life.
    Pour glass of wine, and....relax.
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  • webboowebboo Posts: 3,148
    webboo wrote:
    webboo wrote:
    Suspension strut mounting broken?

    He's just taken it for a hack and the rattling has stopped and it doesn't seem to be handling too bad (for an Accord). Still sitting at 70 on the limiter in second so that was a worthwhile and very adult/mature test of whether his car was broken. Not sure what it was meant to prove though.

    Its also sitting all square as well - no sagging on any corner, but would it sag if the strut was broken?
    No idea but the sound you describe sounds a bit like when my strut went the other week.


    Is it expensive to fix? Can he still pull wheelspins and handbrake turns in safety?

    Hope it's not that. He'll never stop going on about it.
    About 150 quid but they also found 3 broken springs to go with it. So it was suddenly 800 f*cking quid.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Set in on fire with fire, smash it to bits with a pick elf (whatever the flip one of those is :roll: ) and throw into the neighbours garden. Job jobbed.
    Or it’s probably a small hole in the exhaust and don’t worry about it, chap. It’s a Honda and must be thrashed within an inch of its life.
    Pour glass of wine, and....relax.

    Very good points very well presented. Merci beaucoup. MF will probably wait until a bank holiday to do that as the extra day of waiting for someone to clear up the mess will prove brilliantly inconvenient.

    I must admit for a Honda estate when you are using the flappy paddle mode and just flooring it everywhere it is quite good fun in a barge like way. Catcxhes out the boy racers when this barge comes flying past them at a million revs.

    MF was saying that in the 40,000 miles he's had it this is the first glitch so overall he doesn't mind too much.

    Still, fire it is. And a pick elf. A large one.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    webboo wrote:
    webboo wrote:
    webboo wrote:
    Suspension strut mounting broken?

    He's just taken it for a hack and the rattling has stopped and it doesn't seem to be handling too bad (for an Accord). Still sitting at 70 on the limiter in second so that was a worthwhile and very adult/mature test of whether his car was broken. Not sure what it was meant to prove though.

    Its also sitting all square as well - no sagging on any corner, but would it sag if the strut was broken?
    No idea but the sound you describe sounds a bit like when my strut went the other week.


    Is it expensive to fix? Can he still pull wheelspins and handbrake turns in safety?

    Hope it's not that. He'll never stop going on about it.
    About 150 quid but they also found 3 broken springs to go with it. So it was suddenly 800 f*cking quid.

    150: huzzah!

    800: censored .

    If its that best get a trailer for the Merc.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    It's probably this MF's tiny brain rattling around in his pinhead.
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  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    cooldad wrote:
    It's probably this MF's tiny brain rattling around in his pinhead.

    Which MF?
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,217
    On a less serious note; run it to the ground and don't bother trying to get it through an MOT and there will be no rattles when it's 1 cubic metre after going through the machine...

    On a serious note, if I have a rattle and given that my trolley jack limits what I can do, I take my car to my local ATS. They are excellent at isolating rattles.
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  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    pblakeney wrote:
    I’d go for the exhaust or heat shield option first.

    grazie! i like this logic.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,451 Lives Here
    Just gave the EPO a brief synopsis of this thread, she has no idea but likes SG and is very keen on running over brexiteers. I’m just plain pissed.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    veronese68 wrote:
    Just gave the EPO a brief synopsis of this thread, she has no idea but likes SG and is very keen on running over brexiteers. I’m just plain pissed.


    Why does she like SG and is not besotted with MF?

    MADNESS
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 7,544
    veronese68 wrote:
    Just gave the EPO a brief synopsis of this thread, she has no idea but likes SG and is very keen on running over brexiteers. I’m just plain pissed.


    Why does she like SG and is not besotted with MF?

    MADNESS
    Iz it coz you iz black innit?
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,451 Lives Here
    veronese68 wrote:
    Just gave the EPO a brief synopsis of this thread, she has no idea but likes SG and is very keen on running over brexiteers. I’m just plain pissed.


    Why does she like SG and is not besotted with MF?

    MADNESS
    She appreciates SG’s hatred of brexiteers and does realise MF holds them in similar disdain.
    Mrs V68 is sometimes very wise, but sometimes lacks understanding of drunken husbands. Makes no sense to me.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    veronese68 wrote:
    veronese68 wrote:
    Just gave the EPO a brief synopsis of this thread, she has no idea but likes SG and is very keen on running over brexiteers. I’m just plain pissed.


    Why does she like SG and is not besotted with MF?

    MADNESS
    She appreciates SG’s hatred of brexiteers and does realise MF holds them in similar disdain.
    Mrs V68 is sometimes very wise, but sometimes lacks understanding of drunken husbands. Makes no sense to me.

    but mf is such a better catch tham SG

    MADNESS
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,451 Lives Here
    veronese68 wrote:
    veronese68 wrote:
    Just gave the EPO a brief synopsis of this thread, she has no idea but likes SG and is very keen on running over brexiteers. I’m just plain pissed.


    Why does she like SG and is not besotted with MF?

    MADNESS
    She appreciates SG’s hatred of brexiteers and does realise MF holds them in similar disdain.
    Mrs V68 is sometimes very wise, but sometimes lacks understanding of drunken husbands. Makes no sense to me.

    but mf is such a better catch tham SG

    MADNESS
    But V68 was the catch of the century. Obvs.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    totes obvs.

    much like lulu is a shyyt singer.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,191
    Lulu?
    Does she belong in the other thread? We need to know!
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,451 Lives Here
    pblakeney wrote:
    Lulu?
    Does she belong in the other thread? We need to know!
    Inexplicable? Not in her prime perhaps.
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