Anyone else struggling with the Turbo S engine noise? - Rennlist - Porsche Discussion Forums

Go Back  Rennlist - Porsche Discussion Forums > Turbo Technical Discussion Areas > 991 Turbo
Reload this Page >

Anyone else struggling with the Turbo S engine noise?

Notices
991 Turbo Turbo and Turbo S

Anyone else struggling with the Turbo S engine noise?

 
Old 01-22-2019, 04:25 AM
  #1  
catpat8000
User
Thread Starter
 
catpat8000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 29
Default Anyone else struggling with the Turbo S engine noise?

I went on my first long trip today with my 2019 Turbo S and I am pretty unhappy at the end of the day. We all know the Turbo engine sounds like butt but I wasn't prepared for the loud boomy, droning noises it makes between 60-70mph and especially when accelerating very gradually, which is what driving on the highway in traffic usually entails. It's very loud and after a while, really exhausting.

It thoroughly wore me out after several hours, not to mention supplying a doosy of a headache. And it gets worse in Sport mode.

I bought this car to take a lot of highway trips and after today I am not sure I can stand driving it for more than a couple hours at a stretch. Very unhappy this evening. Really Porsche?
catpat8000 is offline  
Old 01-22-2019, 02:26 PM
  #2  
TTSPete
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
TTSPete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Land of fruits and nuts
Posts: 208
Default

Never noticed it, turn up the Burmeister
TTSPete is offline  
Old 01-22-2019, 02:36 PM
  #3  
Penn4S
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Penn4S's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Pennsylvania.
Posts: 2,305
Default

Engine or road noise? I have the Europipe exhaust and I do not find the car has any drone at all.
Penn4S is offline  
Old 01-22-2019, 02:48 PM
  #4  
catpat8000
User
Thread Starter
 
catpat8000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 29
Default

Originally Posted by Penn4S View Post
Engine or road noise? I have the Europipe exhaust and I do not find the car has any drone at all.
While the car is loud and there is a ton of road noise, which by itself is surprising for a GT car this expensive, it is the boomy and droning horrible engine note while cruising around 2000 rpm which irritates me the most.
Clearly it is the engine note because it seems to instantly get louder if you switch from Normal to Sport.

Sure you could turn up the sound system but that's a dumb reply - the car shouldn't have a flaw this annoying. If others don't have it, maybe it is a 2019 thing?

It's super unfortunate because the car's performance is breathtaking but it's quite unpleasant to drive on longer trips. My passenger even complained yesterday about merely having to ride in the car for several hours.
catpat8000 is offline  
Old 01-22-2019, 02:54 PM
  #5  
TTSPete
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
TTSPete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Land of fruits and nuts
Posts: 208
Default

Must be a 2019 thing then, my 2017 doesn't drone. Also, as the car breaks in with more miles the exhaust tone changes. Maybe you need more miles.
TTSPete is offline  
Old 01-22-2019, 03:02 PM
  #6  
rbrotmd
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
rbrotmd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Southern Rhode Island
Posts: 18
Default

2017 TTS Cabriolet here, so the engine is even louder, but drone? No drone at all. I put on the Europipe exhaust because the engine wasn't loud enough! I often turn off the Burmester so I can enjoy the beautiful engine sound. Are you really a high performance car enthusiast? Perhaps a Rolls or Maybach would be more to your liking.
rbrotmd is offline  
Old 01-22-2019, 03:17 PM
  #7  
Achtung964
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Achtung964's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Camarillo, CA
Posts: 377
Default

No drone on my 2014 TTS. Like was said above, loud road noise though.
Achtung964 is online now  
Old 01-22-2019, 03:28 PM
  #8  
paulfdunn
User
 
paulfdunn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 33
Default

Originally Posted by catpat8000 View Post
I went on my first long trip today with my 2019 Turbo S and I am pretty unhappy at the end of the day. We all know the Turbo engine sounds like butt but I wasn't prepared for the loud boomy, droning noises it makes between 60-70mph and especially when accelerating very gradually, which is what driving on the highway in traffic usually entails. It's very loud and after a while, really exhausting.

It thoroughly wore me out after several hours, not to mention supplying a doosy of a headache. And it gets worse in Sport mode.

I bought this car to take a lot of highway trips and after today I am not sure I can stand driving it for more than a couple hours at a stretch. Very unhappy this evening. Really Porsche?
I have a 997.2 TTS, so different car, but before you get too discouraged, the tires and road surface really have an affect. There are some rough chip seal surfaces where my car is quite loud. Also, the car came with Pirelli PZero tires, but I changed to Michelin Pilot Sport 4S, and they are quieter. In particular, the Pirelli's make a sound kind of like a basketball being bounced when hitting even small seams in the road; the Michelin's do not make that sound.

My wife and I took the car on a week plus road trip through the southern Utah desert and we were both really pleased with the car. Both of us thought it was really the perfect road trip car. The only time we discussed the noise was when we were also discussing the speed
paulfdunn is offline  
Old 01-22-2019, 03:31 PM
  #9  
catpat8000
User
Thread Starter
 
catpat8000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 29
Default

Originally Posted by rbrotmd View Post
2017 TTS Cabriolet here, so the engine is even louder, but drone? No drone at all. I put on the Europipe exhaust because the engine wasn't loud enough! I often turn off the Burmester so I can enjoy the beautiful engine sound. Are you really a high performance car enthusiast? Perhaps a Rolls or Maybach would be more to your liking.
Well that's a pretty condescending and unhelpful reply, thank you.
catpat8000 is offline  
Old 01-22-2019, 04:06 PM
  #10  
Michael_s
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Michael_s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 748
Default

Road noise for sure but nothing that would case me to not be happy driving it. I've had a 2014 TT, 14TTS and 17TTS and drive them year round. It's not a quiet car but I don't find it exhausting at all. I drive a lot and the TTS is always the go to. Maybe give it some time. What are your tire pressures?
Michael_s is offline  
Old 01-22-2019, 04:30 PM
  #11  
onfireTTS
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 90
Default

Could the piped in engine noise be your problem? If so, you could block it off.
onfireTTS is online now  
Old 01-22-2019, 04:37 PM
  #12  
paulfdunn
User
 
paulfdunn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 33
Default

Originally Posted by onfireTTS View Post
Could the piped in engine noise be your problem? If so, you could block it off.
And if you are not familiar with "piped in engine noise", here is a reference and how to reduce the noise: https://www.6speedonline.com/forums/...poser-mod.html
paulfdunn is offline  
Old 01-22-2019, 04:49 PM
  #13  
catpat8000
User
Thread Starter
 
catpat8000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 29
Default

Originally Posted by paulfdunn View Post
And if you are not familiar with "piped in engine noise", here is a reference and how to reduce the noise: https://www.6speedonline.com/forums/...poser-mod.html
This is an excellent suggestion, thank you! I will try this out and report back.
catpat8000 is offline  
Old 01-22-2019, 06:19 PM
  #14  
abiazis
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
abiazis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Berkeley Lake, Georgia
Posts: 1,712
Default

My all stock 17 TTS has the "drone sound" in all modes and louder in the sport modes while cruising.......also my Pirellis POs are extremely noisy and can't wait to go Michelin P4S.........perhaps plugging the symposer tube per the thread mentioned will help.......

Keep us posted if you take that step........

I would think the 17-19 cars would all have the same drone and some of us are probably more sensitive to it than others.......

Frankly I was surprised at the drone sound..........I did just turn up the radio and that at least makes it bearable..............

Last edited by abiazis; 01-23-2019 at 04:16 PM.
abiazis is offline  
Old 01-22-2019, 07:16 PM
  #15  
Elliott991TS
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Elliott991TS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 235
Default

as others have said, maybe disconnect the piped in sound and try new tires

for me, these cars are definitely noisy, I prefer the S class for highway road trips
Elliott991TS is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us About Us Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: