Easy question - is the sound of this car normal or not

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Easy question - is the sound of this car normal or not

Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:33 am

Hi

Should be relatively easy to answer for those in the know ot those who have a e70 30sd or 35d if the engine / idle noise for this car is normal or not?

YouTube link below...(hopefully allowed)

https://youtu.be/CTczTnrVZFA
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Re: Easy question - is the sound of this car normal or not

Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:31 pm

Difficult to tell without hearing it live, but I wouldn't say it's any different to any other M57 I remember hearing idling.

Am I missing something? Do you have specific concerns about the health of the engine? As long as it has evidence of regular servicing with invoices to back it up, 66k is nothing for an M57.
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Re: Easy question - is the sound of this car normal or not

Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:31 pm

hi
Mines only a 30d but sounds the same , looks really tidy :thumbsup:
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Re: Easy question - is the sound of this car normal or not

Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:03 am

Thanks chaps.

No concerns just seen an ad but thought it sounded quiet rattley (from the video).not seen it in flesh.
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Re: Easy question - is the sound of this car normal or not

Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:39 pm

They have a nice meaty tickover much like a little lorry engine although some lorries have less power :lol: Sounds fine from what I can hear :D
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Re: Easy question - is the sound of this car normal or not

Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:55 pm

Leslie wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:39 pm
like a little lorry engine
........ And I spent the last 7 years thinking exactly the same, but keeping it to myself out of embarrassment. :D It's a nice-sounding little lorry engine. :thumbsup:
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Re: Easy question - is the sound of this car normal or not

Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:23 pm

It is yes and as near as we will get to a v8 :D
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Re: Easy question - is the sound of this car normal or not

Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:13 am

Sounds exactly the same as mine. 2009 35d

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