Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: United Kingdom
are all italian 159s soundproofed?
Just spent a week in Italy, Florence to be exact where there are many 159 2.4 jtdms used by the local police and Carabinieiri. Went past many parked up in local piazzas with their engines running and driving around at walking pace across tourist squares yet the noise of the engines were almost non-existent. To the degree that I walked around one to check the model - and yes a 2.4 diesel.
So why does mine sound like a tractor, transit van, bus, or what have you with a what might be a monkey with a bag of spanners under the bonnet??? Are they soundproofed so they can creep up on the local pavement "businessmen" selling bags, watches, jelly bombs and printed paintings?
If they are soundproofed I'd certainly like a bit of it or do they get quieter with increased mileage (I'm on 42k)