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The ICE is loud.


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#21 OFFLINE   meyersnole

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 11:37 AM

Mine seems to have quieted down, since I have put a lot of highway miles(ICE) on mine, with several trips up to NoCal.   Maybe the loudness is also an ICE break in issue?

 

My guess is that you are getting use to the sounds. Only a decibel meter would tell you for sure. 


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#22 OFFLINE   musicalgreasemonkey

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 08:25 AM

I agree, these Ford I4's make a lot of noise; had an '09 Fusion and now drive a 2011 Milan Hybrid; the ICE is a bit loud, with a low growl. Specifically, I've noticed it on Ford 2.3 and 2.5 I4's; my brother has a Focus 2.0 I4 and I don't notice as much engine noise, that's a smooth engine. Can't speak for the 2.0 atkinson/hybrid setup, haven't driven one yet. You do get use to it, but I haven't noticed it as much on non-Ford I4's.

 

My guess is, because the exhaust is on the back side of the engine compartment versus the front, it's close to the firewall (very close), and so it seems normal that there would be more engine "grumble" coming through. I'm not sure if there was a standard practice in the past for exhaust at the front of the engine compartment (or perhaps exhaust on the back has always been a Ford thing), but these newer Fords have them turned around (perhaps for emissions, helps heat up the cat. quicker). I don't know a lot about exhaust design, but I suspect that having the exhaust on the backside of the engine, you are going to hear more sounds (maybe this has no impact). Take it for whatever it's worth, but you will get use to it. :)


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#23 OFFLINE   bdginmo

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 07:22 AM

I've always chalked this up to it being an Atkinson cycle engine that revs higher than a conventional engine.


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#24 OFFLINE   4cylinder

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 09:04 AM

The ICE was uncomfortably loud on my 2013 hybrid, even when I replaced the plastic intake under the hood with one that included the job 2 muffler.

 

I think it's just poor noise canceling, because I saw a serious improvement in quietness when I switched to the 2017 Energi. Even when I put the pedal to the metal it isn't as loud as the 2013's.










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