'Throaty' Engine Noise / Sounds like exhaust has blown

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'Throaty' Engine Noise / Sounds like exhaust has blown

Postby nealcraig » Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:08 am

Megane 2004 1.6 CC. 38,000 miles.

The engine noise from my megane has become very load and 'throaty' recently.

It sounded like it was a hole in the exhaust, however that's been checked out and the exhaust is fine.

I put it in for a diagnostic check (not at a Renault Dealer), and no problems were found.

My mpg has also dropped from around 40 to 32.

Can anyone help please?

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Postby john m » Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:19 pm

check your air filter and housing are all on right

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Postby walibe » Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:49 pm

One of the sensors in the engine bay probably needs cleaning. I can't remember what its called right now (havn't slept in three days lol) but its on the top side of the engine.

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Re: 'Throaty' Engine Noise / Sounds like exhaust has blown

Postby silencer51 » Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:38 pm

The symptoms you describe indicate a problem with the engine's air intake system. Probably a pipe has come loose or ruptured, allowing more air in, thus messing up fuel management and fuel consumption...
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Re: 'Throaty' Engine Noise / Sounds like exhaust has blown

Postby keeforelli » Fri May 23, 2008 6:09 pm

hi nealcraig

just had mine serviced and i think it sounds exactly the same....i quite like it..but sure its not exactly the way its supposed to be

did you sort yours?
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Re: 'Throaty' Engine Noise / Sounds like exhaust has blown

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