Whiteblock whine - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum

Off Topic A place for you car junkies to boldly post off topic. Anything Goes.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-10-2018, 12:10 AM
Blk05R's Avatar
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Denver
Posts: 1
Default Whiteblock whine

When five cylinder whiteblocks get up in the rpm range they make a distinct rather high pitch whine that increases with rpm. Maybe it's a dumb question but I can't seem to find an answer as to what's making this sound. Every i5 Volvo I've driven makes this noise.
Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2018, 08:19 AM
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 73

Aside from the turbo, which I'm sure you aren't talking about, makers have to work hard to make the intake quiet. It can have some serious jet engine sounds coming out of it. Cams can also make crazy noise let alone simple gear noise from the tranny.

The 5, in my opinion, is an all-around strange engine. I like strange. But it is not what I'd call a smooth engine. To me it almost groans when it revs. It is noisy. I bet the noises we both notice are simple resonance within the aluminum. Nothing like the old cast iron to kill sound.
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Engine whine on cold start...Turbo?? dcox612 Volvo S70 17 12-11-2008 10:19 PM
S80 Engine Whine bgerman General Volvo Chat 1 04-01-2008 02:10 PM
Irritating C70 fuel pump noise/whine? mweber Volvo C70 1 09-09-2007 10:22 AM
Whine at high speed after puddle boxerboy2 Volvo V70 2 03-27-2007 12:02 PM
Whine from Air Conditioner!! Carbuff Volvo 240, 740 & 940 7 07-26-2005 01:14 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:11 AM.

© 2018 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.