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Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by AndyE, Apr 2, 2005.

  1. AndyE

    AndyE Karting

    Jul 5, 2004
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    Just done a 200 mile motorway round trip to see my folks and the noise of my car at certain speeds was really getting on my tits. It's a loud drone like a resonance that sounds like it's coming from the air intake/air box. This occurs at about 3000rpm which corresponds to between 70-80mph in 5th. This is nothing new (had car 18 mnths) but I hardly ever do motorway journeys in the 'rrari so not normally an issue. Noise disappears by 3500 rpm.

    Do all gt4's (or all 308s for that matter) do this?

    Due to travel to Newcastle in May so would be interested to know if there is any way to reduce the drone noise.
     
  2. closeshave

    closeshave Formula 3

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    Best stick to 120 then
     
  3. ferrarimadbloke

    ferrarimadbloke Karting

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    Turn the Radio up!
     
  4. steve f

    steve f F1 World Champ

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    turn the radio up what sort of answer is that my car does not have a radio or a place for a radio

    :::I JUST LISTEN TO THE 12 PIECE ORCHESTER THATS PLAYING BEHIND ME:::::

    pleaes note this was typed by permission of tea arse as he has copyrights to this saying [ask ray ferguson]
     
  5. RAY430RED

    RAY430RED Formula 3

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    Correct but his spellings better RAY360M
     
  6. F308 MAN

    F308 MAN F1 Rookie

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    Andy ..... it would be worth posting this thread in the "Technical Q & A" section, on the main menu.
    there is a wealth of experience on matters similar to this, in the US.
    cheers, d
     
  7. ferrarimadbloke

    ferrarimadbloke Karting

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    Apparently, you are able to fit such a device to "12 cylinder cars" it provides entertainment to the occupiers when being "blown into the weeds" by "lesser" V8 models!
    Question..........if the flat twelve engine is THAT good, why on earth did Ferrari decide to bin it in favour of the V12?........................................... and why do all Testarossa drivers wear orange underpants?
     
  8. barabus

    barabus F1 Rookie

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    That's a bit of a GAY question..........:confused:
     
  9. ferrarimadbloke

    ferrarimadbloke Karting

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    So it's true! all Testarossa drivers are GAY! (must admit, did have my doubts!)
     
  10. steve f

    steve f F1 World Champ

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    thats simple to solve all the old school proper ferrari owners can drive and handle a 12 cylinder car
    Its all the newbies IE dot.com millionare's, drug dealers,city traders,yuppies, that cant handle the power so they reduced the engine to 8 cylinders and for the total tossers that cant drive they made them automatic and called them F1 gearbox and a sport button
    if you are at silverstone i will take you for a ride in a PROPER 12 CYLINDER FERRARI with no buttons or traction control just sheer power and grunt
     
  11. F308 MAN

    F308 MAN F1 Rookie

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    that'll be exciting, tubs .... around the car park !
     
  12. barabus

    barabus F1 Rookie

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    Personally I havent got any orange jocks, neither am I gay but if you have knowledge of the underwear of certain Ferrari owners, I guess you must be..........:D:D
     
  13. stevep

    stevep F1 Veteran

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    ha ha he he
     
  14. The Don

    The Don Karting

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    Well said my fellow 12 cylinder brother. The top speed of a 512 TR is around 196MPH?
     
  15. spidermanUK

    spidermanUK Formula 3

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    Theoretically correct! Alas the top speed of the persuing petrol bowser is 56mph ! We all know that a 12 cyl requires "in-flight " refeulling every 100 metres and therefore will snap the connecting fuel hose and run out of petrol long before it reaches it's top speed!:D
     
  16. The Don

    The Don Karting

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    heheheh!!!
     
  17. stevep

    stevep F1 Veteran

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    if you can keep awake till it gets to 196
     
  18. steve f

    steve f F1 World Champ

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    it has gears and a clutch to keep you awake unlike what you drive
     

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