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Discussion in 'Randomination' started by StephenH, 27 Sep 2017.

  1. Diamond Lights

    Diamond Lights Kevin-Prince Boateng

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    Also, of course depends on your driving requirements, but am glad i stuck with one more combustible engine. The whole world will eventually move to Electric and of course they're rapid too, but the start of an ICE, or the roar when you rev away on the slip road to a motorway, just absolutely beautiful.
     
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    scaramanga Tony Galvin Staff Member

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    If you like startup roar, depending on your model you may be able to improve it.

    Some manufacturers have rpm-based solenoid valves in the exhaust designed to help pass MOTs. If you can find the fuse and pull it, they all fail open. Stick it back in for the MOT though.

    Two of the greatest car sounds on this planet - the Maserati V8 turbo and the Aston V12 both have it. Absolutely criminal to mute such beauty IMO.
     
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    Diamond Lights Kevin-Prince Boateng

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    Yeh heard about that, as well as the PPF that's added to the car which also reduces the noise somewhat.

    But it's an absolute blast to drive, flick into Sport mode and it just flies. I never bought the sporty car i wanted in my 20s, so now the family here it's a decent sized SUV for practicality but also an absolute hunk of burning love to drive for when i need it to be.
     
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    scaramanga Tony Galvin Staff Member

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    It seems BMW are the awkward exception to the rule that have a valve that fails closed!

    Look here for info: https://x3.xbimmers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1452260

    You need to pull the fuse once the exhaust is hot and the flap has opened. Didn't read far enough to see if people had found a better solution.
     
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