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    Oh god!.. its him again



    First drive!.. and we survived.. something odd happened though on the way home.. ran out of fuel 200 yards from petrol station in rush hour, fortunately going down hill, gritted my teeth and bumped the nearside wheels up onto the kerb.. ouch!! fetched fuel, bumped it back down off the kerb.. ouch again!!, turned right at roundabout and left into filling station. As i turned left all hell let loose.. steering oscillating, car bouncing.. i was convinced my nearside front tire had let go. Coasted down short hill and reverse parallel parked, got out and to my amazement all the tyres were fully inflated. Couldnt see anything wrong, filled with fuel and drove home with no drama. What was that all about??!!.. any ideas?

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    have you jacked it up and checked the wheel bearings?
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mygasser View Post
    have you jacked it up and checked the wheel bearings?
    Funnily enough it had just been jacked up that afternoon and all the brakes checked at Buckland (i took it to have a brake pipe replaced)... im sure they would have noticed a problem with the wheel bearings... or are you thinking that i could have damaged them afterwards putting the wheels on/off the kerb? Do they damage that easily? Puzzling thing is it seemed to drive home ok afterwards

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    death wobble..... check those king pins .
    Here to help !

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    Quote Originally Posted by farncombe pop View Post
    death wobble..... check those king pins .
    Will do.. thanks

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    Sounds like your engine was jumping around due to not having a proper flow of petrol. Should be ok now. Take it out tomorrow and give it another go

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    Ive jacked the front and checked king pins, wheel bearings and steering joints... no play anywhere, jacked the back and checked nearside wheel bearing.. no play.
    Drove about 20 miles yesterday and it only did it this once.. What the hell was it?

    Quote Originally Posted by russ6120 View Post
    Sounds like your engine was jumping around due to not having a proper flow of petrol. Should be ok now. Take it out tomorrow and give it another go
    Now theres a crazy theory i hadnt thought of (no offence ) but in view of nothing else adding up im going to have to consider it! Could my senses have been fooled into mistaking a fuel starved engine for a flat tyre?.. that would be embarrassing. Tell you what, im going to take it out tomorrow and give it another go.

    Thanks for the replies.

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    any news, or are you in hospital after a firey, noisy, wobbly accident?

    I had a T-bucket that occasionally did that, I put a VW Beetle steering damper on it, and never had the problem again, so worth a try?

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