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Noise akin to the idling noise in an ice vehicle

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by nishy1, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. nishy1

    nishy1 Member

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    I just recently noticed a noise in my new p90d that is akin to the idling noise in a gas car when you turn the Ac up. I can be at a stop sign and it feels like there is something working harder than normal. It might go away if I reduce Ac or get to a ground halt. Is that normal?
     
  2. mobe

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    Yes. It is your AC. When it's on the compressor runs and cooling fans run. Sounds kind of like an ice car with an electric cooling fan.
     
  3. nishy1

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    Got it thanks. Weird because it never happened in the first month or so. Its kinda irritating.
     
  4. mobe

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    I believe that with V7 they have made it a lot more aggressive in getting to and maintaining cabin temp. My cars AC is noticeably louder with V7.
     
  5. Ugliest1

    Ugliest1 S85: "Sparky"

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    It can sound embarrassingly similar to an old tired 4-banger that's running on 2 cylinders. I don't normally have that problem given my home climate, however during summer when in SoCal or Arizona... wow -- so much for "silent EVs".
     
  6. Twiglett

    Twiglett Single pedal driver

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    its funny how you can now hear just how loud the AC is when there's no ICE to cover it up.
    I often turn off the AC when going into parking garages because I hate the AC breaking the silence :)
     

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