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I think it was bad timing, he probably wanted to get the car up to speed in order to hear the drilling sound but idk if he had already tried that earlier in the video.
 

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Wait a second. You just posted in another thread that your car had to go back to the dealer several times to diagnose a noise that only happened above 5,000 rpm, since they weren't hammering on it enough to make the noise. And now you're claiming that the tech abused your car when he did floor it and take it over some bumps, presumably in an attempt to duplicate the noise and/or confirm that the problem was fixed?

What should you do? Be thankful that you had a thorough tech, and be glad that the noise is fixed IMHO.
 

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That does not constitute abuse of a vehicle, especially considering the nature of your complaint.
 

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No.

What have your other visits to the dealer been for?
 

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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
I appreciate the feedback. I expected them to floor the vehicle.... On a highway on ramp. I would never do that to a vehicle over railroad tracks. Especially when there are highways all around the dealership.
 

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Hard to tell from the video but the railroad crossing doesn't seem that rough.

You should talk to the service manager as it obviously bothers you.
 

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No, you have suspension for a reason... You should see how Volvo test their suspension set-ups, they place the car on what looks like a big car lift like one in a mechanic's garage, only with individual "platforms" for each tire and they move randomly and very severely to replicate driving on a dirt road at 50 mph FOR DAYS WITHOUT REST. Not to mention actually driving the cars at 50 mph through Volvo's own test track (the unpaved section) which is in one of Sweden's forests. I don't think he meant to harm the car, and he obviously didn't.
 

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And besides! Those railroad tracks had the metal covers to make it Uber smooth!!!! You have NOTHING to worry about!!!
 

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Just FYI- my car does the same thing when I floor it. I noticed it a few weeks back, and today I had to accelerate very hard to get onto the highway- floored it.... my girlfriend was with me and said, "your car sounds so angry!"

So please keep us updated with what happens to your car. I think it might be the T5 making normal noise, but if there is a larger issue we should all know about it :)

Also, I wouldn't worry about the RR tracks, in NYC I've driven over far worse and my car is still ok.
 

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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
The noise was a poorly constructed section of the air intake system. It was manufactured too thin. At high RPM's it would oscilate and cause the noise/ vibration.
 

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The noise was a poorly constructed section of the air intake system. It was manufactured too thin. At high RPM's it would oscilate and cause the noise/ vibration.
I knew it.
Just kidding ;)
 
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