Page 1 of 2

Noise at motorway speed

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:25 am
by Dalek Supreme
Hi everyone.

I’m not sure if this is a fault and would welcome feedback. I have a D240 AWD Auto bought
to replace our 6 year old Evoke.

It’s been good so far, and my wife and I fight over who is going to drive it. :D

It is very quiet... but when driven fast... obviously at the speed limit here in Australia of 110 KPH... and not let’s say 135 KPH as that would be illegal... there is a whining noise from the engine compartment from about 100KPH upwards... this may well be normal. It’s not loud but because the car is so quiet, it’s noticeable. It changes pitch with the speed. At lower speeds it’s not noticeable.

Anyone else here hear it? Is it normal? I will ask the dealer about it soon.

Apologies if no one else noticed it and now that’s all they can hear when they drive...

Re: Noise at motorway speed

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:21 pm
by Williamsplace
Hi,
I have the P250 and that is also noisy at motorway speed, I think it's from the tyres or transmition somewhere? I am getting used to it now, but it seems to have a lot of road noise, not like my Disco, that was much quiter .

Re: Noise at motorway speed

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:33 pm
by Dalek Supreme
Thanks appreciate the answer! I’m not alone! Would be surprised if it was tyres as it sounds more like a fan or something but the transmission is a good suggestion.

Yes it is quiet though all round... my wife was driving and I deliberately took out a pin and dropped it next to the gear stick as we drove into Sydney.

Yep we could hear it... it’s a bit 21c problem and maybe it will wear in?

Re: Noise at motorway speed

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:40 pm
by Williamsplace
Hi Again,
By the way what tyres do you have on ? and how many miles/kilomiters, Give it time to run in and the go back to the dealer if it's not better.

Re: Noise at motorway speed

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:37 pm
by Flachead
I have a P250 and have never thought it noisy at Motorway speed. Maybe it’s relative to what you had before but for me, it really is a quiet cruiser.

Re: Noise at motorway speed

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:50 am
by Dalek Supreme
To be honest that’s part of the issue. It’s so quiet!

I think it is the transmission. It’s not loud, the car is just so quiet this noise cuts through... really it’s 1st world problems.

Re: Noise at motorway speed

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:27 pm
by Ljpalmer
I have started noticing a buzzing noise at motorway speeds. Is this the case for You?

Re: Noise at motorway speed

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:36 pm
by Dalek Supreme
Yep. For me it was a blown gasket between the exhaust and turbo. I also got a strong burnt diesel smell in the cab every so often.

They only could confirm it by taking the engine panel off and seeing the soot.

It’s under repair now.

Re: Noise at motorway speed

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:15 am
by Ljpalmer
Could you let me know of this rectifies your interior buzzing? Mine is driving me up the wall!

Re: Noise at motorway speed

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:26 am
by Dalek Supreme
I will. But to be honest take it in now. The replacement car I have whilst mine is being fixed makes no noise at all. Same engine. Same turbo’s. If you can hear noise inside the cabin something is wrong. The cars soundproofing is really excellent... to be honest most of the time I can’t hear the engine when it’s warm and I’m in the garage.

Mind you... I overtook a I-Pace today... if I was made of money I would have one of those instead! Lol!