Forums > General > Odd Motorway Moment

ODD MOTORWAY MOMENT
Previous | 12 | Next

Would be interested to see what people think might be responsible for this:

Was driving to my parents this afternoon on the M60, doing a steady 80 on cruise. Had just passed someone and pulled back into lane 2 when all of a sudden the front end started juddering quite violently.

So I pulled across to the hard shoulder and had a quick look around, although as I slowed and pulled across I noticed it stopped doing it. Couldn't see anything wrong when I got out. All 4 tyres pointing the right way, all wheel bolts in place. No sign of a deflation, and no warning from the tyre pressure monitors.

Decided to try making my way to the next junction and it was fine. Took it to 50, then gradually up to 70 and no sign of any bother. So I stayed on all the way and crept back up to 80 to test - no bother.

Looked further when I got there and no obvious sign of anything wrong. Just come back and all's well.

:?

I wondered at first if it could be a wheel weight that had come off and then whizzed out of the wheel as I slowed. It's hard to tell if it's that - all wheels have weights on, some at the front and rear of the wheel. There is residue on some wheels from weights but it looks old.

Only other thing is that maybe something temporarily got kicked up into the wheel. It happened literally as I went over the cats eyes.

Anyone else got any ideas?

Updated December 30, 2012 at 12:30 AM

No chance it was the surface?

I pulled over in the scoob once due to something similar and could find nothing - it was fine afterwards. Hit the same section of road a couple of months later and exactly the same thing happened (apart from me getting out and hunting round the car scratching my head like an idiot) :oops:

I'm at a loss mik. Could be I guess?

It was on a right hand bend, so maybe it was skipping a little across the surface?:? Totally flummoxed me, especially given how violent it was.

Check tomorrows papers for reports of a hit and run.

Then quietly edit your post.

Swervin_Mervin said...

Would be interested to see what people think might be responsible for this:

Was driving to my parents this afternoon on the M60, doing a steady 80

Are you fvcking mental? :lol:

Can't help you, but made me think of this story my local MP was featured in in the news fairly recently.

--

This ^

Peterlplp said...

Check tomorrows papers for reports of a hit and run.

Then quietly edit your post.

:lol:

240PP said...

Swervin_Mervin said...

Would be interested to see what people think might be responsible for this:

Was driving to my parents this afternoon on the M60, doing a steady 80

Are you fvcking mental? :lol:

Can't help you, but made me think of this story my local MP was featured in in the news fairly recently.

huh?

Swervin_Mervin said...

It happened literally as I went over the cats eyes.

Anyone else got any ideas?

:roll: Doh!

--

Your opinion is very important for me. Thank you please.

[*]

Swervin_Mervin said...

240PP said...

Swervin_Mervin said...

Would be interested to see what people think might be responsible for this:

Was driving to my parents this afternoon on the M60, doing a steady 80

Are you fvcking mental? :lol:

Can't help you, but made me think of this story my local MP was featured in in the news fairly recently.

huh?


Maybe admitting commiting a speeding offence??? :shock:

Could be the bushes - a particular combination of speed, side wind, load etc might have caused a worn bush to resonate which normally isn't obvious.

Did you notice any aircraft debris?

--

http://retrotekracing.co.uk

John said...

Did you notice any aircraft debris?

:lol:

--


Done.

240PP said...

Swervin_Mervin said...

Would be interested to see what people think might be responsible for this:

Was driving to my parents this afternoon on the M60, doing a steady 80

Are you fvcking mental? :lol:

Its ok he meant leptons

Oh god someone shoot me :(

Cheers

Steve

Weak shocker? At 80 you hit the resonating frequency of it and it's started to bounce the wheel?

Tyre hits a ridge in the road and it just continues to bounce up and down until you slow.

--

The Clio 200 - has gone :(
The ST220 will follow
The Golf R will arrive!

The M60 is full of weird surface changes, I've had loads of moments like the one you described.

The M62 is bad too.

Orange Cola said...

The M60 is full of weird surface changes, I've had loads of moments like the one you described.

The M62 is bad too.

I use both every day and have never had any such issue.

--

What's the difference between a BMW and a hedgehog?

Never experienced this before and I've been using the M60/62/56/66 etc regularly all my driving life.

Have done almost 1000miles in the car completely trouble free without any sign of anything like this before, and a good chunk of those miles have been motorway.

I'll get the wheels checked over this coming week, just to make sure they are balanced. I'm sure Mr Flew would've spotted any worn bushes but I might throw it at the local specialist for a once over in a couple of months.

Shockers in good nick?

--

The Clio 200 - has gone :(
The ST220 will follow
The Golf R will arrive!

ST220 said...

Shockers in good nick?

NO!

What were the weather and road conditions like at the time? Was it raining, standing water or good dry conditions.

Previous | 12 | Next

Jump to forum: Go

Please contact the webmaster if you have any problems or queries relating to this forum.

MEMBER LOGIN

|
Connect
Company Website | Media Information | Contact Us | Privacy Notice | Subs Info | Affiliate Programme
Our Other Websites: The Week | Auto Express | Custom PC | IT Pro | MacUser | Men's Fitness | Micro Mart | PC Pro | bit-tech | Know Your Mobile | Octane | Expert Reviews | Channel Pro | Know Your Cell | Know Your Mobile India | Digital SLR Photography | Den of Geek | Magazines | Computer Shopper | Mobile Phone Deals | Competitions | Cyclist | Health & Fitness | CarBuyer | Cloud Pro | MagBooks | Mobile Test | Land Rover Monthly | Webuser | Computer Active | Table Pouncer | Viva Celular