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Engine Noise

Discussion in 'General Amarok Chat' started by Troutman, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. Troutman

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    I was driving back home tonight without the radio on and really noticed the amount of rattle/ticking coming from the engine when cruising at 1200rpm in 6th-8th gear. (Auto)
    If I put it into Neutral and kept the engine at the same rpm it's really quiet, but I suppose its under no load.
    I did try put my foot down and the engine sounds great, just what you would expect but its when you are trundling along at this 1200 rpm zone it seems to be overly noisy.
    I know it's a commercial but my wifes Tiguan has the same engine and that's not as noisy although I imagine it has more soundproofing.
    Anyway...is this normal?
  2. Dubya

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    Yes its a noisy lump. With no bonnet insulation.
  3. Gremlin

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    Hi Troutman, try searching before posting on the forum! 2014 models have under-bonnet sound insulation, but still no engine acoustic cover, despite the snap-on fixings being present.
    See my earlier post "Engine noise reduction" further down for discussion on this subject, it can be cured easily.
    www.noisekiller.co.uk
  4. Troutman

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    I did look at your post and searched for others but you seemed to be talking of noise when pressing the "loud pedal".
    Mine is only an issue at 1200rpm ie: very low revs, as I mentioned, "trundling"..
    I thought I might have an issue possibly with the gearbox as the noise was gone in neutral at the same revs.

    That's why I posted a new thread, as I have driven many VAG diesels and never heard this noise at low revs. As I mentioned my wife has a Tiguan with the same engine although it's a 160hp but it's so quiet at any revs.
    By the way my lorry is much quieter than the Amarok.
    You mentioned the clips are there for an engine cover, is it possible to fit one from another car eg: Tiguan?
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2013
  5. Gremlin

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    Hi Troutman, that's a question I haven't found the answer to yet unfortunately, so went for the aftermarket solution, which works well, but an OEM VAG cover would look much nicer on a new truck especially. Maybe its possible to cut & shut one from another VW model, but you would need insider knowledge. Mine is pretty quiet on tickover & overrun, and only made the typical "diesel rattle" on throttle (even light throttle).
    This is mainlyhigher frequency airborne noise, and I'm happy to say it's virtually gone with the blanket fitted. It might be an idea to have a listen to another 'Rok as a comparison, before approaching your dealer. I'm up in Newcastle if you are anywhere close,or maybe another forum member can help? Best of luck sorting it out.

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