Volvo Community Forum. The Forums of the Volvo Owners Club

Forum Rules Volvo Owners Club About VOC Volvo Gallery Links Volvo History Volvo Press
Go Back   Volvo Owners Club Forum > "Technical Topics" > S80 '98-'06 / S60 '00-'09 / V70 & XC70 '00-'07 General
Register Members CarsBlogs Help Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

S80 '98-'06 / S60 '00-'09 / V70 & XC70 '00-'07 General Forum for the S80 '98-'06 / S60 '00-'09 / V70 & XC70 '00-'07 models

Information
  • VOC Members: There is no login facility using your VOC membership number or the details from page 3 of the club magazine. You need to register in the normal way
  • AOL Customers: Make sure you check the 'Remember me' check box otherwise the AOL system may log you out during the session. This is a known issue with AOL.
  • AOL, Yahoo and Plus.net users. Forum owners such as us are finding that AOL, Yahoo and Plus.net are blocking a lot of email generated from forums. This may mean your registration activation and other emails will not get to you, or they may appear in your spam mailbox

Thread Informations

noisy v70

Views : 829

Replies : 5

Users Viewing This Thread :  

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Sep 22nd, 2008, 19:58   #1
apollogary
Junior Member
 

Last Online: Mar 4th, 2020 20:53
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: brentwood
Default noisy v70

Iv'e had my 2005 170bhp SE auto v70 for a few months now. Iv'e never found it a particularly quiet car, but being my first Volvo, I have nothing to compare it to. I have always thought that the noise was the exhaust, as even gentle acceleration produces quite a loud noise, only dissapearing when the accelerator is released. I have tried to live with it, but it really bugs me and seems to be getting worse, and last night driving my mother-in law's (quiet) Renault Clio reminded me just how noisy it is. I have checked the exhaust and it doesn't seem to be blowing anywhere or loose. What I have noticed is if I knock the car into neutral whilst driving, and then press the accelerator, the noise is not there, and in fact the exhaust noise is barely audible. But as soon as it's back in gear, the noise is back. It's driving me mad, almost to the point That I'm thinking of getting rid of it.
Any comments or suggestions would be most appreciated.
Thanks.

Gary
apollogary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 22nd, 2008, 21:42   #2
Chris_Rogers
VOC Member
 

Last Online: Apr 10th, 2017 16:55
Join Date: Jan 1970
Location: South Kent Coast
Default

You don't say how many miles the car has covered so it's difficult to judge if wear is an isssue.

Check the engine/transmission mountings particularly the top engine mount.

This is a long shot but, what state are the tyres in, any uneven wear?

I found noise from the rear of my 2005 V70 was due to the rear tracking being miles out. It must have been like this from the factory there was no evidence of previous adjustment or damage.

This is the second Volvo I've had where the rear tracking was out from the factory, does make me wonder about their quality control.
Chris_Rogers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 23rd, 2008, 00:58   #3
apollogary
Junior Member
 

Last Online: Mar 4th, 2020 20:53
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: brentwood
Default

sorry, should have given a bit more info. The car has covered 67000 miles. All 4 tyres were replaced when I bought it, 2000 miles ago. The noise is definitely engine/exhaust related. It's a resonating/throaty kind of noise not a squeak or rattle or road vibration
apollogary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 23rd, 2008, 08:16   #4
simon12
simon12
 

Last Online: Apr 17th, 2014 22:04
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Norwich
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by apollogary View Post
sorry, should have given a bit more info. The car has covered 67000 miles. All 4 tyres were replaced when I bought it, 2000 miles ago. The noise is definitely engine/exhaust related. It's a resonating/throaty kind of noise not a squeak or rattle or road vibration
Hi Apollogary, i'd like to bet its the top engine mount....i replaced mine at around 70,000miles and it made a huge difference. Do a search on here for "top engine mount" and you'll see that its and easy job to replace yourself. The mount itself is often available on Ebay and around 40 quid from the dealers. Don't be tempted to use the uprated poly bush thats available as these, although lasting longer, are fairly noisey.

Good luck

Simon
simon12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 23rd, 2008, 20:22   #5
apollogary
Junior Member
 

Last Online: Mar 4th, 2020 20:53
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: brentwood
Default

Thanks for the advice. Iv'e got a mounting on order from Volvo. I'll give it a try. Will let you know if it cures the problem.
Gary
apollogary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 29th, 2008, 21:31   #6
apollogary
Junior Member
 

Last Online: Mar 4th, 2020 20:53
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: brentwood
Default

Many thanks Simon.
Changed that top mount, and it's much quiter now. Also seems a lot smoother.

Gary
apollogary is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:20.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.