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Matt, Mechanical Engineer
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2001 s type v8 sports automatic 4 litre. Continuous

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2001 s type v8 sports automatic 4 litre. Continuous whooshing noise when moving at speeds from 10 mph onwards. Recent new bearings on nearside front plus new front tyres.


1st thing to ask is if the noise changes at all during cornering as if it does then points to a suspension component or bearing thats contributing to the noise

if this doesn't change then I'd next check that the brakes aren't binding by jacking up the car 1 wheel at a time and check that the wheel turns freely if you do find any sticking wheels

I'd strip the calipers down again and check that the pads are in square and true with no debris in the mounting slots, also inspect the caliper mounting faces for any dents, burrs, or debris which would cause them to be bolted up out of true, also remove the disc and do the same for its mounting face on the upright and inside the disc.

If you still have an issue then it could be a flexible brake line has partially collapsed and is producing a one way valve, this can't always be seen from the outside but you can test to see if there's any residual pressure in that caliper by cracking off the bleed nipple after stamping on the brake a few times

Another possibliity is that one caliper is sticking slightly so the piston isn't retracting on its seals

in which case that caliper will need rebuilding with new seals or replacing

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