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Hi, 

any brothers or sisters having noice problem with their 216D?

i am driving a 2017 216D, for few months I felt that the noice level is really bad, I read about that this model sound proofing is rather poor, not sure any one having the same problem? If yes, what have you done to reduce the noice (beside selling it off 😀, Liao Kar Seow so can not sell now)
For me, I did wheel arc sound proofing, added extra door rubber to reduce noice on all 5 doors but still not able to solve or even reduce the noice. 
Trying to see if anyone had experience in this which can share.

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52 minutes ago, Potato-head said:

Hi, 

any brothers or sisters having noice problem with their 216D?

i am driving a 2017 216D, for few months I felt that the noice level is really bad, I read about that this model sound proofing is rather poor, not sure any one having the same problem? If yes, what have you done to reduce the noice (beside selling it off 😀, Liao Kar Seow so can not sell now)
For me, I did wheel arc sound proofing, added extra door rubber to reduce noice on all 5 doors but still not able to solve or even reduce the noice. 
Trying to see if anyone had experience in this which can share.

music play louder 😂. tbh not bad la. previous cars i've driven sound proofing worse than this.

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1 hour ago, Potato-head said:

Hi, 

any brothers or sisters having noice problem with their 216D?

i am driving a 2017 216D, for few months I felt that the noice level is really bad, I read about that this model sound proofing is rather poor, not sure any one having the same problem? If yes, what have you done to reduce the noice (beside selling it off 😀, Liao Kar Seow so can not sell now)
For me, I did wheel arc sound proofing, added extra door rubber to reduce noice on all 5 doors but still not able to solve or even reduce the noice. 
Trying to see if anyone had experience in this which can share.

You need to know what is the root cause of the noise. 

Engine noise? Road noise?  Wind noise?

First thing I will said check the tyre, since you drive a few month. So should be 2nd hand and need to see what tyre previous owner used.

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13 hours ago, Potato-head said:

Hi, 

any brothers or sisters having noice problem with their 216D?

i am driving a 2017 216D, for few months I felt that the noice level is really bad, I read about that this model sound proofing is rather poor, not sure any one having the same problem? If yes, what have you done to reduce the noice (beside selling it off 😀, Liao Kar Seow so can not sell now)
For me, I did wheel arc sound proofing, added extra door rubber to reduce noice on all 5 doors but still not able to solve or even reduce the noice. 
Trying to see if anyone had experience in this which can share.

Check out Facebook,Friend with a same Model Owner,test drive his Car & Compare.

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Hypersonic
17 hours ago, Potato-head said:

Hi, 

any brothers or sisters having noice problem with their 216D?

i am driving a 2017 216D, for few months I felt that the noice level is really bad, I read about that this model sound proofing is rather poor, not sure any one having the same problem? If yes, what have you done to reduce the noice (beside selling it off 😀, Liao Kar Seow so can not sell now)
For me, I did wheel arc sound proofing, added extra door rubber to reduce noice on all 5 doors but still not able to solve or even reduce the noice. 
Trying to see if anyone had experience in this which can share.

Is the car fitted with RFT? If yes, this could be one of the main contributors of the noise. If you not using RFT, the noise shld be bearable inside the car. Outside the car of course being diesel, it is noisy.

The issue with this car is actually vibration esp as car gets older. Wear and tear of Mounting is 1 cause but the other 2 reasons is cos it's 3 cylinder and also being diesel, vibration is greater than 4 cylinder petrol cars. 

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17 minutes ago, Spring said:

Is the car fitted with RFT? If yes, this could be one of the main contributors of the noise. If you not using RFT, the noise shld be bearable inside the car. Outside the car of course being diesel, it is noisy.

The issue with this car is actually vibration esp as car gets older. Wear and tear of Mounting is 1 cause but the other 2 reasons is cos it's 3 cylinder and also being diesel, vibration is greater than 4 cylinder petrol cars. 

Can try Polyurethane engine mounting

https://www.powerflex.co.uk/products/F45%2C+F46+Active+Tourer+(2014+-)-3531/1.html

To reduce engine vibration

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23 hours ago, ZW44 said:

music play louder 😂. tbh not bad la. previous cars i've driven sound proofing worse than this.

😂😂😂

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Hi, 

Just bought a used 2016 216d AT. Warranty with PML till 2022 and free servicings. 

Going to swap my 6mths old Pirelli tyres with the AT's RFT coz too bumpy. Old back cannot take it. 

The current AT has no camera so I intend to bring over my front n rear cam (iRoad X9) from my Jetta. Will it void the warranty? Can't do without cam though. 

Also thinking of transferring my brand new batt from my Jetta to the AT. 

Is it possible and feasible? Will it cause any issue? I intend to turn off the start/stop as I don't really like it during the test drive. 

Thanks in advance! 

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11 hours ago, Ommph said:

Hi, 

Just bought a used 2016 216d AT. Warranty with PML till 2022 and free servicings. 

Going to swap my 6mths old Pirelli tyres with the AT's RFT coz too bumpy. Old back cannot take it. 

The current AT has no camera so I intend to bring over my front n rear cam (iRoad X9) from my Jetta. Will it void the warranty? Can't do without cam though. 

Also thinking of transferring my brand new batt from my Jetta to the AT. 

Is it possible and feasible? Will it cause any issue? I intend to turn off the start/stop as I don't really like it during the test drive. 

Thanks in advance! 

will not void. i did the same for mine. i even on parking mode. no issues with battery at all. 

as for battery, make sure to check whether the specs are the same first. if not it will not work. not all batteries are the same. 

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Thank you for your advice. Good to know that. 

Ya, just checked. Battery cannot go over. Gonna sell it in the VW forum. 

Tyres also cannot swap. Mine is 205755/16 n PA mechanic said AT min is 205/60/16. 

Super sian. 

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Hypersonic
11 hours ago, Ommph said:

Hi, 

Just bought a used 2016 216d AT. Warranty with PML till 2022 and free servicings. 

Going to swap my 6mths old Pirelli tyres with the AT's RFT coz too bumpy. Old back cannot take it. 

The current AT has no camera so I intend to bring over my front n rear cam (iRoad X9) from my Jetta. Will it void the warranty? Can't do without cam though. 

Also thinking of transferring my brand new batt from my Jetta to the AT. 

Is it possible and feasible? Will it cause any issue? I intend to turn off the start/stop as I don't really like it during the test drive. 

Thanks in advance! 

How come your warranty is 6 years? (2016 to 2022)

Be careful with the cam wiring, do go to a reputable shop to do it. Poor wiring fix can cause the battery to be drained and might affect warranty.

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Supersonic
12 hours ago, Ommph said:

Hi, 

Just bought a used 2016 216d AT. Warranty with PML till 2022 and free servicings. 

Going to swap my 6mths old Pirelli tyres with the AT's RFT coz too bumpy. Old back cannot take it. 

The current AT has no camera so I intend to bring over my front n rear cam (iRoad X9) from my Jetta. Will it void the warranty? Can't do without cam though. 

Also thinking of transferring my brand new batt from my Jetta to the AT. 

Is it possible and feasible? Will it cause any issue? I intend to turn off the start/stop as I don't really like it during the test drive. 

Thanks in advance! 

If you really want to avoid warranty issue, install Cellink (or similar).  Cellink charged via ciggy.

For car battery, it is not worth the effort as it requires registration of the battery in ECU.

Once it is registered, it is likely charged like a new car battery.  It might speed up the demise of the battery.

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4 hours ago, Spring said:

How come your warranty is 6 years? (2016 to 2022)

Be careful with the cam wiring, do go to a reputable shop to do it. Poor wiring fix can cause the battery to be drained and might affect warranty.

Warranty is 5yrs. The car is reg on Jan 2017..no much different from 2016. 

3 hours ago, inlinesix said:

If you really want to avoid warranty issue, install Cellink (or similar).  Cellink charged via ciggy.

For car battery, it is not worth the effort as it requires registration of the battery in ECU.

Once it is registered, it is likely charged like a new car battery.  It might speed up the demise of the battery.

Thanks for the advice. I am going back to Foon Audio who installed the cam on my Jetta. 

Ya, agreed abt battery. Just feel wasted as the battery is only 1 mth old. 

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Hi, 

Been driving my F45 for abt 2 weeks. Had changed out the RFT to Yokohama normal tyres. However, passengers still complained that the ride is bumpy. 

Is this normally for F45? 

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