About a month ago, I started hearing a chuffing noise from the brakes, proportional to wheel speed, like chf chf chf chf as the wheels are turning. Spoke to my local garage who said it sounded like brakes (they earn their keep. The brakes I mean ) and may pass, and not to spend any money.
Two weeks ago, chuffing noise from the brakes isn't going away, and the brakes feel terrible anyway. Change the front pads. Chuffing noise still present. Book it in to Vauxhall.
Vauxhall diagnosed rear discs were warped. This isnt a warrenty item. There are two types of caliper on these, and mine is the new improved version already. I've done well to break the tougher redesigned version.
Dropped the car off at the garage around the corner from work for new rear discs and pads this morning. I can leave the car there and walk to work, they offer me tea and quoted me 30 quid less than Vauxhall. Bonus.
Picked the car up. Noise still present.
I had a crack in the windscreen a little while ago and that was replaced. The mirror was stuck back on too high and is difficult to get hold of to adjust, and rattles as its not tight on the bracket. Can't see much in it if I'm going over 20.
I needs the leather cleaning.
The xenons are too low but there's no adjuster on the headlight switch. Its done off a sensor on the back axle which if you've lowered the car assumues the boot is full and lowers the lights for you to save glaring oncoming traffic. Nice. Can't see more than 10ft in front of me at night. Regardless of road speed. Advised by Vauxhall this can only be adjusted by Tech2 and even then its on max height after they already tried this twice the previous two times I complained.
If I drive over 50 the chuffing gets too quiet relative to other road noise and can't be heard. I don't need a mirror with no roof anyway, just use my ears. Life could be worse.