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Old 02-17-2016, 06:11 AM   #1
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Default Travel sickness due to Diesel engine vibration

Hi,

I've just bought a eos tdi 2.0L diesel and I'm having multiple problems.
One of the oddest is the vibration (tuning) of the engine...I have this problem on some buses, on the trips into town some buses make me very travel sick and others don't at all and its down to the engine (vibration? frequency? Tuning? Level?) don't know how else to describe it?
This happens after a short while.
Is there a way of retuning the engine myself?
I can and do on my motorbike but have no experience on cars.
Any advice?
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Old 02-18-2016, 08:33 PM   #2
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At first, this sounded like exhaust resonance to me but this is certainly not a problem that is evident in my partner's MY09 which has the original exhaust system intact - has an after-market muffler and pipework been installed? More thought suggests a number of further possibilities for your problem

Another source is faulty shock absorbers and/or unbalanced wheels inducing vibration in the car body. Also middle-ear problems can be a medical cause for motion sickness.

You will have to go through a process of elimination to find the cause of your problem - the fact that you experience this in a variety of vehicles suggests to me it is a medical problem and the cure may be to find and fix the underlying problem.
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Old 02-21-2016, 09:21 PM   #3
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Thanks for replying....I think youre right with the motion sickness.....as its turning out to be variable...the vibration is very different at any speed above 5 mile an hour....I've been trying not to stop and this helps. I did a couple hundred miles this weekend and it was fine so I think I can live with it...I'm still looking into tuning.
As for the siren sound a proper look is going to be the way forward...I'm ordering a pair of car ramps and I'll take a look at the exhaust connections...ill keep you informed!
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Old 03-19-2016, 11:18 AM   #4
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I'm ordering a pair of car ramps
Good luck on those. Only the more expensive long ramps sold for low sports cars will work and clear the EOS front bodywork. I ended up welding up my own which are about six feet long.

Cheap ramps from Halfrauds will damage the EOS low front!
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