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Hmm, sounds like a slightly different issue, but it MAY help. You can definitely swap the old part back in easily. Are you talking about the 'growling' sound the engine makes under acceleration? Interestingly the new B5 does not have that 'growling' sound, but I can confirm that this upper torque mount does not fix that problem.
 

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Interesting.
My torque rod was recently replaced in order to try and fix the vibration (the rod was worn out). Car was not noisy at idle before that.
Now, with the new torque rod it's noisy as hell, and the vibration is a lot worse too.
Just FYI, the 2020 has a newly designed torque rod which I think substantially reduces the engine vibration in to the cabin. If you're game for splashing out $100 to try it out, it's easy to replace. The new part number is 31682684. I put a picture on the thread here...
https://forums.swedespeed.com/showthread.php?631021-Some-2018-vs-2020-observations
This is great info. I’m curious if there were any additional NVH benefits around this new torque rod beyond less engine noise. Did you find that it also reduced road noise at all? I’m pretty sure on my P3 S60 that my failing motor mounts are also a source of a slight uptick in road noise.

Any downsides? I’d be interested to know if all that extra rubber introduces more drivetrain lash as compared with a fresh original design torque mount, or if it might be more susceptible to tearing over time.
 

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I wouldn't say I specifically noticed any reduction in road noise, but I was mainly measuring the overall noise in the cabin with a db meter (hardware one, not phone app). I am pretty sure most of, if not all, the noise reduction was from the engine vibration. As for drivetrain lash, I don't even know what that is, sorry. :confused:
 

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I wouldn't say I specifically noticed any reduction in road noise, but I was mainly measuring the overall noise in the cabin with a db meter (hardware one, not phone app). I am pretty sure most of, if not all, the noise reduction was from the engine vibration. As for drivetrain lash, I don't even know what that is, sorry. <img src="http://www.vwvortex.com/Anthony/Smilies/confused.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Confused" class="inlineimg" />
Thanks for your impressions so far. Lash refers to the sensation of drivetrain movement which is mostly felt in jerkiness in your throttle control, especially when you get on and off the throttle abruptly. Significant drivetrain lash, sometimes accompanied by premature motor mount failure, is often a biproduct of very soft motor mounts when a manufacturer tries to hide a thrashy motor behind a lot of rubber isolation points in order to make a car seem more refined.
 

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I purchased an XC60 T5 but am very disappointed with the amount of engine noise in the cabin. The demo car did not seem to have that much noise, and the dealer has tried numerous things but not been able to help.

I was curious; what are people's noise readings at idle. After the car is warm I get between 47db-48db at idle if I read the meter from the drivers seat right in front of my face. What are others getting? According to this website...

https://www.auto-decibel-db.com/

Even the D4 at idle should be around 43db.

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I am also very disappointed with how loud the engine is of my T5 has, particularly at idle. The problem is not that the engine is loud with nice noises, but literally it sounds like a diesel engine.
I did not notice it when I test drove it because I was concentrating more on the ride, seat comfort, infotainment, etc.
I also find the HVAC system unacceptably loud.
 

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Thanks for your impressions so far. Lash refers to the sensation of drivetrain movement which is mostly felt in jerkiness in your throttle control, especially when you get on and off the throttle abruptly. Significant drivetrain lash, sometimes accompanied by premature motor mount failure, is often a biproduct of very soft motor mounts when a manufacturer tries to hide a thrashy motor behind a lot of rubber isolation points in order to make a car seem more refined.
I haven't noticed any excessive jerkiness, even when being a little aggressive on the throttle. Though maybe I'll put my old mount somewhere safe just in case. :p
 

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An hour ago I walked through a grocery store parking lot and an XC90 slowly passed by. I noticed the obvious clickity-clack of what sounded like a diesel engine. So it isn't an issue specific to the XC60, apparently.
 

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Is what it is, that's the way it sounds

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Just FYI, the 2020 has a newly designed torque rod which I think substantially reduces the engine vibration in to the cabin. If you're game for splashing out $100 to try it out, it's easy to replace. The new part number is 31682684. I put a picture on the thread here...
https://forums.swedespeed.com/showthread.php?631021-Some-2018-vs-2020-observations
I’m pretty sure it will, but will this also fit my 2018 XC60 R-Design T8?


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Just FYI, the 2020 has a newly designed torque rod which I think substantially reduces the engine vibration in to the cabin. If you're game for splashing out $100 to try it out, it's easy to replace. The new part number is 31682684. I put a picture on the thread here...
https://forums.swedespeed.com/showthread.php?631021-Some-2018-vs-2020-observations
I’m pretty sure it will, but will this also fit my 2018 XC60 R-Design T8?


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I’d be very surprised if it didn’t. A way to find out would be to look up the part number on a parts supply site like Tascaparts.com and see the list of applications it fits. Or you could look for the part under a search specific to XC60 T8 engine parts on tasca. You might have to type in the newer year model, however. Otherwise there’s a chance you’ll automatically be sent to the older-spec part. Another way to cross reference would be to look up part numbers for the 2018 T5 and T8 torque mounts to see if they are the same. You could then be almost certain that 2020 torque mounts would be interchangeable, whether or not they are listed as such for 2020.
 
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