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Old 9th February 2009, 18:30   #1
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Default Cabin noise at cruising speed (120) excessive or normal

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When I drive 110 on the speedo the car is pretty quiet inside but once I go past 120 (2500rpm) the engine noise about doubles and you can almost not have a normal conversation in the car. Is this normal for the Scorpio suv or can something be done.
Note that the previous owner removed the CAT and put in a straight pipe + original silencer box. Could this cause the noise or is it just normal engine noise?
I cannot decide if it is engine or exhaust noise.
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Old 9th February 2009, 21:48   #2
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Note that the previous owner removed the CAT and put in a straight pipe + original silencer box.
That's the most likely culprit. That annoying sound is exhaust resonance / drone from a badly designed exhaust. Switch back to stock.
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Old 10th February 2009, 00:05   #3
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I agree with GTO. Unless you have an intake/cam or something done to the car, I'd go back to stock. Your post is a bit confusing though. Straight pipe = no silencer. Simply removing the cat shouldn't lead to a huge in crease in sound levels.
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Looks the cars only been De-catted. If the exhaust was the culprit, i would'nt have thought there would be that much of a difference between 110 and 120. Could it just be worn rubbers? The cabins not as well sealed as it used to be and he's just hearing excessive tyre noise and wind noise + the engine?
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Old 12th February 2009, 11:44   #5
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Engine "drone" is when the engine and the car create a standing resonant wave. This is very sensitive to the engine RPM since that's its source of energy to build up. this is probably why its so sensitive to speed.

Thats my take anyway.
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