Q 14- Do you listen to the sound of the van when driving?

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Postby maud » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:11 pm

Hello folks,

How many people listen to their van when driving it? If so for what reason?

In contrast how many folks put the radio/CD on instead and if so...for what reason?

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Postby COVIN » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:25 pm

I listen to the roar of the engine because I love the sound :D

I listen to the stereo because I like music :D

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Postby maddison » Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:22 pm

the radio ON button , also acts as a direct link to the vehicle recovery company


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DONT TURN THE RADIO ON, YOUR BUS WILL BREAKDOWN


thats just my personal opinion :roll: I listen to every sound the bus is making, you usually hear the breakdown coming before it arrives (must learn to recognise this and pull over......and put the radio on till recovery arrive)
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Postby The Lockkeeper » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:19 am

Engine is so noisy that it's a bit pointless turning the radio on...
I prefer to hear what's going on in the engine bay and listen to the wheels etc etc.....and of course you need to be constantly alert in case something drops off... :D
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Postby Wayne63 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:24 pm

I agree my engine and exhaust is so loud I'd have to have a 2k sound system to hear it :lol: :lol:

Like Steve and Grant says listen to the engine for pre catastrophic meltdown warning :lol:
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Postby Eddy » Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:13 pm

not me , tunes flat out and watch my oil temp gauge for potential 70 mph meltdown
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Postby The Lockkeeper » Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:20 pm

Eddy wrote:not me , tunes flat out and watch my oil temp gauge for potential 70 mph meltdown


You should just fit a smoke detector mate......
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Postby Eddy » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:00 pm

It was fine once the emergency wank mag had burnt off :lol
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Postby maud » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:17 pm

Thanks for your thoughts guys!! Anyone else?

I am trying to establish the level of importance the sound of the engine and obviously any other sqweeks, rattles etc from the body. Usually it is in relation to monitoring the vans health...so it would be great to know
if lots of people are very aware of it as also part of the vans personality.

In other words is it more common to be conscious of the sounds or not?

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Postby Scott-Westy » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:03 pm

i pretty much end up listening to the vehicle as a whole and get to know when someone doesnt sound right, i dont often have music on in the van except when camped up as I like the sound of the flat4 instead. the sound of the engine is an essential part of the character imho which is why I wind the window down through tunnels like a lot of folk I reckon :wink:
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