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Post by merv on Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:59 pm

Just back from York Beechwood Grange site and a rattle that we've had since last year has been cured! It was driving me mad (as they do if you let them) and having tried all the usual suspects I couldn't get it even though I thought I knew its location. For months, I've have been trying to persuade my wife to try listening to various bits of the van but she's always refused to take her seat belt off and get up while I've been driving. On the approach to Beechwood Grange there is a rough road that has very little traffic so, up she gets and she found it straightaway!  One of those round push button knobs on the locker doors was the culprit....a little Vaseline and away it goes.
Some trips are very worthwhile!
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Re: Rattles

Post by burlingtonboaby on Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:04 pm

A little lubrication makes the world go around .  up!
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Post by Paramedic on Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:20 pm

Yep, can identify with that. Since taking on our present Broadway sixteen months ago, have endured an infernal rattle somewhere about the over cab skylight on hitting potholes or general bad road surfaces. Wife agrees to stand up on the passenger seat if necessary but only when moving on private land. Hope to find the irritating cause in the near future....Perhaps.

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Re: Rattles

Post by Cymro on Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:55 pm

You're lucky to have such an obliging squeak-detector, Merv! Mine adamantly refuses such a reasonable and practical request.
Incidentally, I didn't know that those push-button catches could be the cause of squeaks. I'll bear that in mind when I run out of other squeaks to cure!
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Post by Quilter on Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:37 pm

I can identify with this.

We had a really annoying slamming type noise for almost 2 years when in the move. We wedged the polystyrene shower doors, the door waste bin, shelves and everything we could think of. 

One day I had a walk around while driving down an empty stretch of Spanish motorway, and traced to noise to the bike keys which always hang from a plastic hook in a locker and had been banging against the side of the locker.

So simple: so annoying.
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Re: Rattles

Post by groundhog on Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:13 pm

Cure for all rattles.....drive in France... allthumbz
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Little Red Hen China

Post by Hattie on Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:26 pm

Hi We have just broken one of our Little Red Hen China plates. White with silver rim. Does anyone know where we can get a replacement or does anyone have any we could buy? Thanks
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Re: Rattles

Post by Libraryman2 on Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:19 pm

Infernal rattles are like a good ventriloquist, they make you think the noise is coming from the wrong direction clever little beggars !
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