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Old 03 Sep 2005, 11:54 pm   #1 (permalink)
ckong
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Hi,

I got my new Carmy 2.0L on Jan 2005. It was behaving fine.
But lately, after 8 months, the road noise is getting louder.
While curising at about 90KM/h and listening to the radio, I used to b
able to hear clearing the radio at volume of 10, but after 8months,
need to turn up the volume to 12. This is especially obvious when
curise in express way.
However, the roadnoise is still unacceptable loud and I feel like I a
still driving my old 1.5L Nissan Sunny.

Am I having too high for the quietness of the Carmy?
Anyone have any suggestion or similar experience?

C

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Old 04 Sep 2005, 10:40 am   #2 (permalink)
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> However, the roadnoise is still unacceptable loud and I feel like I am
> still driving my old 1.5L Nissan Sunny.
>
> Am I having too high for the quietness of the Carmy?
> Anyone have any suggestion or similar experience?


No doubt your tires are getting harder, and with less tread, noisier. I
used to wear ear plugs with my old car while on the freeways it got so loud
(and much louder over the 11 years I owned it). You can naturally expect it
to get louder as the rubber bushings also get hard over the life of the
car - not to say the rattles won't increase as well.

B~


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Old 04 Sep 2005, 01:15 pm   #3 (permalink)
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I think it takes many years for rubber to harden where it would cause
noticeable noise --- his is an 05 Camry! Have you check the tire air
pressure -- I add maybe 2-4 pounds over what is specified (since the
specified is for a soft ride). Higher air pressure (not to exceed the tires
rating) will give better gas mileage. Also make sure you have suffient oil
in the engine and shut the outside air coming in. My 03 is still whisper
quiet.

"B. Peg" <bent_peg@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
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>> However, the roadnoise is still unacceptable loud and I feel like I am
>> still driving my old 1.5L Nissan Sunny.
>>
>> Am I having too high for the quietness of the Carmy?
>> Anyone have any suggestion or similar experience?

>
> No doubt your tires are getting harder, and with less tread, noisier. I
> used to wear ear plugs with my old car while on the freeways it got so
> loud (and much louder over the 11 years I owned it). You can naturally
> expect it to get louder as the rubber bushings also get hard over the life
> of the car - not to say the rattles won't increase as well.
>
> B~
>
>



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Old 04 Sep 2005, 04:21 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Some Goodyear tires seem to get hard as a rock after a year of use. After
being screwed a couple of times I switched to Michelin.


"Wolfgang" <NOwolfgangdieterSPAM@cox.net> wrote in message
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>I think it takes many years for rubber to harden where it would cause
>noticeable noise --- his is an 05 Camry! Have you check the tire air
>pressure -- I add maybe 2-4 pounds over what is specified (since the
>specified is for a soft ride). Higher air pressure (not to exceed the
>tires rating) will give better gas mileage. Also make sure you have
>suffient oil in the engine and shut the outside air coming in. My 03 is
>still whisper quiet.
>
> "B. Peg" <bent_peg@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
> news:IzESe.182660$5N3.131195@bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
>>> However, the roadnoise is still unacceptable loud and I feel like I am
>>> still driving my old 1.5L Nissan Sunny.
>>>
>>> Am I having too high for the quietness of the Carmy?
>>> Anyone have any suggestion or similar experience?

>>
>> No doubt your tires are getting harder, and with less tread, noisier. I
>> used to wear ear plugs with my old car while on the freeways it got so
>> loud (and much louder over the 11 years I owned it). You can naturally
>> expect it to get louder as the rubber bushings also get hard over the
>> life of the car - not to say the rattles won't increase as well.
>>
>> B~
>>
>>

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Old 04 Sep 2005, 09:47 pm   #5 (permalink)
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On Sat, 03 Sep 2005 23:54:52 -0500, ckong wrote:

How many miles?

What kind of noise?


>
> Hi,
>
> I got my new Carmy 2.0L on Jan 2005. It was behaving fine.
> But lately, after 8 months, the road noise is getting louder.
> While curising at about 90KM/h and listening to the radio, I used to be
> able to hear clearing the radio at volume of 10, but after 8months, I
> need to turn up the volume to 12. This is especially obvious when I
> curise in express way.
> However, the roadnoise is still unacceptable loud and I feel like I am
> still driving my old 1.5L Nissan Sunny.
>
> Am I having too high for the quietness of the Carmy?
> Anyone have any suggestion or similar experience?
>
> CK


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Old 05 Sep 2005, 10:09 am   #6 (permalink)
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> "Wolfgang" wrote:
>I think it takes many years for rubber to harden where it would cause
>noticeable noise --- his is an 05 Camry!


Actually not. I change the tires on my motorcycles at least once a year if
not twice. Mostly they wear out (3,000 miles), but they do get hard and
slick (lose road grip) within that time. Explains why racers like new
tires. The dealer said his sales rack tires get hard in around two years
sitting on his shelf. He also asked me "Ever see a pencil eraser last more
than a year? They're pretty much worthless in two."

B~


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Old 06 Sep 2005, 11:57 am   #7 (permalink)
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: Am I having too high for the quietness of the Carmy?
: Anyone have any suggestion or similar experience?

To add to the tires, sealed wheel bearings and CVC joints also add
significant noise as they dry out and rely more on the "drier" portion of
the lube (moly. disulfide) to keep them lubed. Add shock noise as well.
Nothing nicer than a good tight suspension on a new car.

Kinda sounds like how creaky old people make noise too, no?

Mack


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Old 06 Sep 2005, 03:16 pm   #8 (permalink)
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Might be the road making the road noise.Before they resurface a road they
put scratches on it with a machine.This helps the asphalt to adhere
better.Makes a big roar when you drive it though.

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