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Why does the VN sound like a vacuum cleaner?

Discussion in 'VN - VP Holden Commodore (1988 - 1993)' started by Burning rubber, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. Burning rubber

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    The title is pretty self explanatory, why does the Vn V6 Buick sound like it has emphysema, or like its trying to imitate a vacuum cleaner?
     
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    Possibly because it’s heavily restricted in the intake and exhaust,and being an old engine design
     
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    Because it's a family sedan from last century, not a performance car.
     
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    Check for holes in the intake tract .
     
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    That would be an approprite answer if i was asking why it has so little power... not that it does

    I have a vn motor in an EK panelvan and it sounds more vacuumy, maybe because of the less insulation, but they both "breath" i have also heard that they are a "bad car" and one of the reasons being because they sound like a vacuum
     
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    Dont feed the trolls .......................
     
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    I have a VN v6 motor in my vacume cleaner cause I have a lot of pets and I heard dyson were bad... ..
     
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    No vacuum sound when bouncing it off rev limiter brah...just mang mang mang mangggggg
     
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    Dude, your dyson is broken. Mine is a million times better than the jag i had before it.
     
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    Being a bad car wouldn’t make it sound like a vacuum, have a listen to the turbo charged Mustang, it sounds like my leaf blower
     
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    So you are saying your car SUCKS?

    ....because car stereo is on a low volume setting, you just need to turn volume UP to NORMAL
    :mad::confused::cool:
     
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    Getting back to the OP, my lasting memory of the VN S1 I owned was a gasp of air every time I shut it down but at all other times it just sounded like an engine. V6s tend to have a rasp at higher revs (especially chain-driven 90-degree V6s) as opposed to a 'note' but relating this to a vacuum cleaner is a bit rich.
     
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    Put a ford sticker on it, it will suck more ;)


    Just manging down the highway...
    Second gear doin 120

    Damnit.... i thought dyson was the best... :cry:

    Haha rip Mustang... but then the turbocharged are only 4 cylinder sooo who would want one of those

    I have better things to listen to than the stereo... like the mild exhaust it has

    So this "vacuum cleaner" is the car running rich?
    Oh the gasp as it dies, I love it
     
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    One serious answer in all that (entertaining) mix. A loose/misaligned join on the intake side makes a shirtload of noise that, I suppose might sound like some vacuum cleaners
     
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    Funny you say that, because yesterday I put a stock air filter on it, instead of those cone ones, and the vacuum noise went away
     
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    They are.

    Sigh, the joys of home ownership and fitting new carpet. Lol
     
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    Hahaha
     
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    So hang on, you had a pod filter on this thing and you didn't think for a minute that it was the stupid (likely cheap) after market filter causing it to sound like a vacuum? Instead you posted here? The cheap pod filter is why your V6 sounds like a vacuum. And that's why Holden or anyone else wasn't silly enough to fit one as standard equipment.
     
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    ... nice theory butttttttttttttt
    I have a VN motor in a EK Panelvan and is breaths like nothing else, and for some unrelated reason i put the more standard filter on it from a VN Wagon.... and guess what. It still breaths like nothing else
    So you can take your stupid theory, reclall all your E-Mails to the pod filter companys telling them that their cheap crappy filters make cars sound like vacuums,and leave
    Kthxbai
     
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    Post up a few pics
    I reckon that a few people would love to see it
     
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