Peugeot 208 GTI droning sound

Peugeot 208 GTI droning sound

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Mick208

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4 posts

3 months

Sunday 27th September
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I have a Peugeot 208 GTI on a 18 plate.

The exhaust tone between 70 - 80 mph makes a droning sound in the cabin which after a while can be quite annoying. The exhaust tone is great when going up and down the gears, particularly when making progress. If I sit at 50 mph in 5th or 6th gear the sound there is no droning sound.

I have had the car from new and no modifications have been put onto any part of the car.

Does anybody know if this is a design problem on the GTI? Or may there be a fault on my car?

Note, it has done this from new.

AlexRS2782

6,269 posts

173 months

Sunday 27th September
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Fairly sure that's just how they are from the factory due to the design of the silencing setup. Fairly sure the later / ByPS models came minus a centre silencer, so with a straight pipe under the car the drone is the side effect the further you push past 70.

Mick208

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4 posts

3 months

Sunday 27th September
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Thank you for the reply.

Not sure why PSA would do that as people can spend hours travelling at the national speed limit.

I'll ask my local pug dealer next time I'm passing.
driving

TNJ

361 posts

122 months

Friday 2nd October
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Mine was the same - about the only negative thing I can say about the car!

Trophy Husband

2,922 posts

67 months

Friday 2nd October
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It is the harmonics of the set up. I had the pleasure of 6 months in an RS2 as my pal had a totting up ban. Cost me a fortune in fuel!
At certain revs the exhaust (bespoke) would howl like a banshee. Almost sounded like a low note on a mouth organ.

Mick208

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4 posts

3 months

Friday 2nd October
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At least I know nothing is wrong with my car, but im not sure if thats a good thing or a bad thing now.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
Like i said its the drooning at 70-80 mph which is annoying, the rest is great.

Mick208

Original Poster:

4 posts

3 months

Friday 2nd October
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At least I know nothing is wrong with my car, but im not sure if thats a good thing or a bad thing now.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
Like i said its the droning at 70-80 mph which is annoying, the rest is great.

Trophy Husband

2,922 posts

67 months

Friday 2nd October
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Mick208 said:
At least I know nothing is wrong with my car, but im not sure if thats a good thing or a bad thing now.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
Like i said its the drooning at 70-80 mph which is annoying, the rest is great.
Do 69 or 81? I prefer 69 myself. That way everybody is happy.