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soundproofing freelanders

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by seanyshake, Feb 11, 2012.

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  1. seanyshake

    seanyshake New Member

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    soundproofing on freelanders is terrible any ideas on improving
     
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  3. Singvogel

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    Hi seanyshake, and welcome to the form,

    I'm not going to suggest to burn it, or fill it with foam. But .......

    You're off to a bad start here, mate.

    Surely you must have looked at this forum a bit before joining it, so to start off with a negative, before any introduction or saying hello - not a good idea.

    You are starting with a false premise 'soundproofing on freelanders is terrible'.

    Try joining a football forum and make a first post saying 'football is boring - any ideas on improving'

    My Freelander is NOT noisy - so I've never given a seconds thought to extra sound-proofing. One of my other vehicles is a BMW 5 series 'top of the range' model, so I have something to go by, and compare to.
    My Mercedes-Benz Sprinter on the other hand needed a lot of extra insulation and sound-proofing, but it started life as a van.

    In short - What the hell are you talking about??? :lalala:

    What cars are you comparing your Freelander to, that are much quieter?

    Try again.
     
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  4. JOSH_2.25

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    My Freelander is NOT noisy - Try driving my series 3, you will soon realise your freelander is 'as quiet as a mouse'
     
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  5. Looey

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    Freelanders have their faults, poor soundproofing is not one of them. Perhaps you have drifted around for a long time in outer space, where noise is difficult to detect, no matter what kind of earthling vehicle you chose it would seem noisy.
     
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    This made me Laugh....:rolly:
     
  7. Freelaner

    Freelaner Landy Driver

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    Noisey?
    Not heard that one before! ;)
     
  8. Singvogel

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    Absolutely the perfect rebuff there. :D

    Quote of the week, I love it. :rolleyes:

    I've even copied it down. ;)

    Very well done there Looey. :cool:
     
  9. Looey

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    Of coure, if you didn't have a bonnet or windscreen fitted, this may account for the above average noise detected when driving your Freelander? But as you have not mentioned the really bad draft that would also accompany this condition, I for one don't have an answer :confused:
     
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    put a roof rack on with big spots on like mine they you will go on about noise
     
  11. nevets1966

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    hi mate. going by the replies you have had mine must be the only other noisy freelander 1. I have put the noise down to the winter tyres i fitted and the crappy roads around middlesbrough. i have bought some acoustic adhesive panels off e-bay they come in various sizes and are quite cheap. have not fitted them yet so dont know if they work. cheers steve
     
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    Hi - trying to be helpful

    What engine is it? If its a diesel is the engine cover fitted? If you have a 3 door with rack are there cross bars fitted - if so take them off.

    Are there any leaks in the exhaust system? What do you compare it to?

    My Freebie is great - a bit of wind noise but the TD4 on tune is a pleasure to drive compared to my last car - Mazda MX5
     
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    the other car i have is a micra which is quiet and a scenic which i got rid of to get the freelander. when driving on the odd bit of re surfaced road it is noticeably quieter. the carpets in the car seem quite loose fitting. is it supposed to be just a single layer of carpet onto the floor, i will be taking this up soon when putting in a cd changer cable and also the sound proofing. the car is a 98 2.0 xedi . i love the freelander and after reading about how quiet they are i need to sort it out. cheers
     
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    Check that the cover is on the engine - on the early models like yours it can be removed - open bonnet there should be a plastic thing covering the whole engine.

    Carpets should be fitted tight with no movement unless you mean the set of mats that sit on top.

    I had a 1999 model previous to my 2003 and the earlier Rover engine is noisier.
     
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    I got rid of a Scenic to get my FL and noticed no difference in soundlevels between the two!
     
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    sorry, forgot to mention the engine cover is on and there are no roof bars going accross. it is the black carpet which is loose , it is fitted properly but you can pull it up in the middle with your fingers it feels as if there is some sort of underlay missing. the noise does not seem to be coming from the engine, which has the usual tappity noise of a 107000 rover engine.
    in it. also the exhaust seems fine. cheers steve
     
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    under the carpet should be a about 1/2'' grey foam underlay
     
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    I suggest gaffer taping the doors back on for a start
     
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    Tyre noise together with missing underlay may be your problem?
    Carpets should have a thick underlay shaped and fitted almost the same shape as the fitted carpets. They should be firm and not move about much - tho' after 10 years plus they may have worked a bit loose.:confused:
    Check front and back for fitted underlays and post back.
    A previous owner may have removed them? :)
     
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    Mine was very noisy until recently - replaced propshaft support bearings and also patched up a couple of blows in the exhaust. Made a huge difference - double check wheel bearings too for a speed related drone.
     
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