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Old 04-26-2018, 05:44 PM
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Does it sound healthy? Is that sound normal?

hello itís me again and honestly my car is my baby so every time I turn the car off I make sure everything is running right and is ok, now I heard this noise and Iím also new to vqís and what Iíve heard is that this noise is normal, can someone let me know if thatís true and why?


thanks for the input guys!
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Old 07-08-2018, 04:25 AM
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Did you ever figure out what this sound is? Mine makes the exact same sound.
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Old 07-11-2018, 02:38 PM
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What oil are you running? I switched to castrol syntech 0w-20 like in my Lexus car did get quieter.
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Old 07-11-2018, 04:30 PM
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Car is a 2008 G37S Coupe that is new to me with 60k miles. I didnít notice any noise from the valve train when I bought it. Went through it changing all of the fluids. Used Valvoline 3-30W full synthetic oil. Noticed the noise about 2k miles into the oil change.

Iíll try a different oil on the next change. Keep us posted if you noise returns.

Thanks for the update!

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Old 07-12-2018, 12:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Surfnazi View Post
What oil are you running? I switched to castrol syntech 0w-20 like in my Lexus car did get quieter.
My owner's manual specifies 5w-30. Are you in Canuckistan?
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Old 07-13-2018, 11:49 AM
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I am in the Pacific NW. I am going to switch oil brands and see how that goes. There are no performance issues, it just does not sound right. Itís not there when you first start it, but I can start to hear it after driving in traffic on a hot day.

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Old 07-14-2018, 11:04 AM
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My owner's manual specifies 5w-30. Are you in Canuckistan?


I needed a good laugh. I don't think he noticed he typed 3-30w.
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Old 07-14-2018, 02:00 PM
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It's hard to tell from the video if it's a bad fuel damper or normal VVEL sound.

Since it seems to get louder as you move the camera toward the rear of the engine, I'm guessing it's normal VVEL sound.
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Old 11-29-2018, 02:37 PM
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I've got the same exact noise, ever figure it out?
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Old 11-29-2018, 02:43 PM
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I've got the same exact noise, ever figure it out?
It's just the VVEL - totally normal.

Think that's bad - check out the Direct Inject sound for the 3.5 mercedes benz...
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Old 11-29-2018, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by RMB5190 View Post
It's just the VVEL - totally normal.

Think that's bad - check out the Direct Inject sound for the 3.5 mercedes benz...
Aww crap, Its annoying the hell out of me. I hear it in the cabin every time I come to idle in gear (and rpms drop to 550). Its quieter in N and P, but still there.
Time to try new oil I guess? Currently on extended interval full synth. Tried Mobil 1, then Valvoline. Maybe ill try penz platinum, or redline next. Thats for another thread.

Any way to quiet this down as heard from inside the cabin?
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Old 11-29-2018, 03:18 PM
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I'm using Penz platinum full synthetic since its been on sale at my local Advance Auto for my past three oil changes. My car eats Mobil 1 for some reason. After 5k miles I'm always 1/2-1qt. low after using it. I've never experienced the VVEL tick but I'm also running a Y-Back exhaust so I probably couldn't hear it even if it was there.

No quick fix per se that I've heard of. Have you removed the under hood insulation by chance? A lot of members do for appearances but it could dampen the sound if it isn't there.
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A loud exhaust "fixes" a lot of car problems. That and playing music.
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Old 11-30-2018, 03:30 PM
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mobil 1 5w30 full synthetic
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Old 11-30-2018, 03:32 PM
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recently replaced the fuel damper so i doubt its that
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