Engine noisy? Petrol 1.2 (82) 2016 model.

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dronnyboyd
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Engine noisy? Petrol 1.2 (82) 2016 model.

Post by dronnyboyd » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:25 pm

I've had my Cactus for a few weeks now and loving it. The only thing that has me slightly concerned is the engine seems "rough" under load. So when pulling away or revving it a bit, it has a kind of "growly" sound, that just seems a bit odd. If I sit in neutral (with the window down so I can hear clearly) and just rev it, it sounds okay to me. But pulling away makes this rough sound come out.

Is that normal for this engine? It's a 2016 1.2 (82) petrol.

All advice gratefully received

Dave
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Re: Engine noisy? Petrol 1.2 (82) 2016 model.

Post by berapotter » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:54 pm

It's a 3cylinder engine. The off beat or growl is typical of the firing cycle of a triple.
Triumph motorcycles are good examples of triples.
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Re: Engine noisy? Petrol 1.2 (82) 2016 model.

Post by paully » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:52 pm

Yup I agree, nothing wrong with it. Just a lovely throaty roar when you open the throttle.One of the best bits for me
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dronnyboyd
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Re: Engine noisy? Petrol 1.2 (82) 2016 model.

Post by dronnyboyd » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:46 pm

Cool, thanks guys, that makes me feel a whole lot better. I can now carry on being very happy with my Cactus!
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Bluey65
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Re: Engine noisy? Petrol 1.2 (82) 2016 model.

Post by Bluey65 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:12 am

I agree. My new 1.2 auto has that amazing throaty growl. Even my wife likes the sound of it! Frankly, I am amazed at the sprinty/sporty style of the Cactus. Loving it....


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Re: Engine noisy? Petrol 1.2 (82) 2016 model.

Post by Muddles » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:53 am

I love my growler so much I prefer to listen to the engine than have the radio on lol
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Re: Engine noisy? Petrol 1.2 (82) 2016 model.

Post by mcolbourn » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:32 am

I also love the growl ever since i test drove the car! It makes it sound like a bigger engine that it is :)
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Re: Engine noisy? Petrol 1.2 (82) 2016 model.

Post by jezb » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:01 pm

I agree, I love the throaty engine note, so much more character than a 4 cylinder engine. Depending on the acceleration it sounds more powerful than it deserves to be & at times also reminds me of the old Citroen GS or even the humble 2CV!


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Re: Engine noisy? Petrol 1.2 (82) 2016 model.

Post by Coypars » Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:38 pm

After getting car back having been away for two weeks getting doors replaced,I have noticed a tapping knocking noise at tickover.Will have it looked at next service.


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