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  1. So I did a bit of investigation and managed to get the dust caps off the strut nuts. I didn't take all the plastic off (need the car later so didn't want to risk not getting it back together) so my view was limited but I got my fingers on the nut on both sides and they didn't feel loose. Both sides seemed in the same place (see photos). Can anybody advise if these look correct. After a bumpy drive today with the windows down the noise is definitely concentrated on the drivers side. I know you shouldn't go poking around if you're not sure what you're doing but I am out of spare cash so can't pay anybody to take a look 😞
  2. I hope somebody can help. About 4 months ago I got new tyres fitted and paid extra to have 4 wheel tracking and alignment. Since then I have noticed an annoying rattle when hitting a bump but to be honest didn't worry too much. The rattle has turned into a clunk. It actually sounds like the whole front end is loose when I go over a bump and even rattles when the engine does it's 2000rpm vibration thing. I took it to a garage and they put it on a ramp and checked it, saying nothing was wrong. I did say they needed to drive it but they looked at me as if I was an idiot 😡 The car drives fine, brakes fine, steers fine and doesn't drift at all. It passed it's MOT on Tuesday so it can't be anything horrific...can it? It literally sounds like a tin can of bolts when hitting bumpy road, potholes, drain covers, speed bumps etc. A little googling found a few posts about IQ models suffering with strut nuts loosening - could this be the case - would these have been loosened when the alignment was done? Excuse the essay please, I am no mechanic and to be honest, I am not even sure where the struts are but I thought I would ask the group before I pay another garage to tell me nothing is wrong when clearly there is.
  3. I always fill up at around 300 miles, when the last bar starts to flash. Furthest I dared was 330 miles. I can usually get 28-29 litres in. I find it takes a good 100 miles for the first bar to disappear and then magically the others vanish quite quickly. My avg mpg fluctuates around 50-52. I Remember seeing a article years ago that some guys drove around Britain visiting cities and got in excess of 500 miles! I would love to know how but I guess in a brand new car maybe it would be possible??!
  4. Hello all! I have a 2011 IQ that has just developed an annoying rattle that is noticeable on bumpy roads (seems more so on O/S front) or when the car does that vibration thing around 2000rpm. This is a tinny rattle and sounds to me like a loose heat shield or something similar. If the road is really bumpy it sounds like there is a load of loose change under the bonnet! I saw an earlier post regarding a loose exhaust heat shield but when I look under the car I can only see the plastic trays at the front or the heat shields above the exhaust on the car chassis. I haven't jacked the car up so not the best way to check but wondered if anybody had any ideas. Thanks in advance.
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