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Hmmm engine sound

hey guys,

i just passed 7500kms on my 147 2.0 selespeed today (after 3 years, long time, i know) and have noticed that the engine sound has become slightly lower pitched and deeper (still sounds awesome tho ).

should i be worried or is this usual?

appreciate any help u can give, thanks!
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Re: engine sound

You will get a slight change in time as carbon builds up within the exhaust system. Nothing to worry about though
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Re: engine sound

Now that you mention it, I have noticed over the last couple of weeks that the engine note on my 156 has become more noticeable. There is a definite growl there now, that I had not noticed before (indeed, I have previously posted about how disappointed I was that the 156 was so quiet).

Now, is this because:

a. The engine is finally loosening up? (the last owner only put 13k miles on it over 3.5 years - I have noticed that it is revving better now as well)

b. The roads are quieter (they are finally replacing the concrete on the M27 near Chichester with proper tarmac, and the difference is amazing)

c. I am revving it harder (sorry, I can't help it! )


d. The exhaust is about to drop off

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a,b and c all definitely apply. If d happens, you'll be the first to know
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It took mine until 120K to get to that noisy point. I thought I`d chipped a valve or something to start with but now I love it!
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