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09-19-2014 10:23 PM
cdvyas Oh yeah guys, when I turn the AUX fan on manually, they make a knocking/rattling sound while running and I could feel in at idle, the floor vibrates a little like something is hitting those fans, I will take a closer look tomorrow. And with the CAT, I was washing the car yesterday and when I sprayed water underneath on the CAT and drove the car after, the rattling was gone for a while!! So is it that they only rattle when they are hot?
09-19-2014 10:21 PM
cdvyas
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Never noticed that but I haven't looked for it either. Will do so...

Fred
Do try it when the adaptive tranny is in the "lazy mode", switch on the AC and I am sure you will notice a slight difference and the car will go a bit easily and the gas pedal will be more responsive.
09-19-2014 09:08 PM
fosmith
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...have you noticed that when you have the AC on, the car revs more easily like the adaptive tranny reset?
Never noticed that but I haven't looked for it either. Will do so...

Fred
09-19-2014 08:52 PM
Kajtek1 All to some degree.
When I was driving 44HP pickup I was in the mercy of other drivers, winds and so on.
With 90HP wagon I could keep 75 mph even on long grades we do have in California all around.
Sure Charger would outrun me on straight line, but when it come to passing the cars on the left lanes, the driver was "just not intelligent enough" to use truck lane
Not making split-second decision can cost you couple of minutes blocked on the road.
09-19-2014 08:28 PM
01blackhawk Kajtek, it is the machine sir, it is the machine. You can have the best driver in a piece of junk doing his best all day long, but once the douchebag in the GTR or the blonde in the RS6 pushes pedal to the metal, it's pretty much over, sorry my friend it is the reality.
09-19-2014 08:09 PM
cdvyas
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You young man, you are cracking me up so bad sometimes I get cramps on my beer belly because I'm laughing so hard.
What are we talking about here? A Bugatti Veyron or a Venom GT or a Saleen S7 or hold on a second even an Infiniti G37??? Just like Renault 12 said any modern car today easily cruises down the interstate at 100 mph, heck even my sister in law's minivan keeps up with my car at 90-95 mph with three kids in the back seat
I know you like your car, so do I and everybody else here but after all these are 4 door luxury sedans and what you are experiencing is what they supposed to do, nothing more nothing less, remember these are older cars they are early 90s technology if not late 80s, probably you were not even born back than, it is such a short period of time for human beings but huge achievements made in the technology.
Heck when I was cruising 100-105 on I-80 at midnight ( as a side note cops and tickets don't scare me a bit) this little late model Hyundai Accent kept up with me a good 50 or 60 miles, he even tried to tempt me a couple of times but what he didn't have in the back seat was a wife and a baby, I know it's annoying as shit but get used to it.
So, no matter what you drive, there is always something faster than you out there, unless you are driving world's fastest street legal super cars, just take care of your car and enjoy your ride and don't worry about another 430 misses a second, it doesn't make em a lemon.
Al
YEs I do have a sense of humor and am appreciated all the time! Yes I know there are faster cars out there...but I am just saying how easily this car can do high speeds and you don't even realize, they are quiet, I have to admit, this is the best car I have sat in my life, That includes a brand new 2007 Lexus ES350 when we went for a test drive, 1999 GS300, Mercedes ML320 of my relative, 2004 Odyssey of my uncle, and a 2002 Altima 3.5SE of my aunt. Out of all this, mine is just a little better...smoother, comfortable, and high end
09-19-2014 08:02 PM
cdvyas
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Mine is quick and responsive like you describe... most of the time. Some days, however, it seems a little slower to get up and go. Kind of like its owner... Perhaps performance could be influenced by the weather or the adaptive transmission.

Fred
Yes, the adaptive tranny is annoying and it does make the car feel slower!! I just drive a bit hard to get rid of the lag...have you noticed that when you have the AC on, the car revs more easily like the adaptive tranny reset?
09-19-2014 08:00 PM
cdvyas
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Mine is quick and responsive like you describe... most of the time. Some days, however, it seems a little slower to get up and go. Kind of like its owner... Perhaps performance could be influenced by the weather or the adaptive transmission.

Fred
YEs same here, sometimes it doesn't want to rev past 2000 and it shifts hard like going over 2000rpm is banned lol. But driving it a little hard fixes the problem in no time lol.
09-19-2014 06:51 PM
Kajtek1
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Originally Posted by 01blackhawk View Post
So, no matter what you drive, there is always something faster than you out there, unless you are driving world's fastest street legal super cars, just take care of your car and enjoy your ride and don't worry about another 430 misses a second, it doesn't make em a lemon.
Al
Than there is old question. Is it the man, or the machine?
The biggest satisfaction I had driving was when I was beating up Corvettes and Brabuses while driving Volkswagen diesel station wagon.
09-19-2014 06:29 PM
01blackhawk
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So why is there no lag in any of the E320 Vids? I think it is the cars which are lacking. Maybe they were ignored by their owners? Or they are lemons. Luckily I got on of the quicker ones out there. LEts talk about all our cars! Share your opinions on how you like them when they are driving, performance wise. Believe me, mine pulls hard past 80! It could cruise at 80 all day long with just a slight touch, basically I just rest my foot and not even push it to keep it that way, slight touch and it pushes you in your seat and off it goes to 90+ in no time. 80-100 comes in slightly less than 5 sec.

Share your opinions on your car's performance and how nice they are to drive lol
You young man, you are cracking me up so bad sometimes I get cramps on my beer belly because I'm laughing so hard.
What are we talking about here? A Bugatti Veyron or a Venom GT or a Saleen S7 or hold on a second even an Infiniti G37??? Just like Renault 12 said any modern car today easily cruises down the interstate at 100 mph, heck even my sister in law's minivan keeps up with my car at 90-95 mph with three kids in the back seat
I know you like your car, so do I and everybody else here but after all these are 4 door luxury sedans and what you are experiencing is what they supposed to do, nothing more nothing less, remember these are older cars they are early 90s technology if not late 80s, probably you were not even born back than, it is such a short period of time for human beings but huge achievements made in the technology.
Heck when I was cruising 100-105 on I-80 at midnight ( as a side note cops and tickets don't scare me a bit) this little late model Hyundai Accent kept up with me a good 50 or 60 miles, he even tried to tempt me a couple of times but what he didn't have in the back seat was a wife and a baby, I know it's annoying as shit but get used to it.
So, no matter what you drive, there is always something faster than you out there, unless you are driving world's fastest street legal super cars, just take care of your car and enjoy your ride and don't worry about another 430 misses a second, it doesn't make em a lemon.
Al
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