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2012 angry sewing machine

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mdcmn7, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. Jun 26, 2012 at 6:31 AM
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    mdcmn7

    mdcmn7 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone else with a 2012 noticed the engine sounds more like an angry sewing machine then the engine of a 30k truck?
     
  2. Jun 26, 2012 at 6:48 AM
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    knucklehead

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    Nope.
    You prefer it to sound like a Ferd with a sawed off exhaust?
     
  3. Jun 26, 2012 at 7:44 AM
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    PaintDrinkingPete

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    Is this the first Toyota truck you've owned? Engine sounds pretty normal to me...
     
  4. Jun 26, 2012 at 7:46 AM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    sounds like an engine to me
     
  5. Jun 26, 2012 at 7:47 AM
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    Khaos

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    You must have one hell of a sewing machine.
     
  6. Jun 26, 2012 at 7:49 AM
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    oldtacomaguy

    oldtacomaguy four forty four

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    Mine sounds fine to me. Now my "74 VW Beetle, that sounded like a sewing machine.
     
  7. Jun 26, 2012 at 7:49 AM
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    mdcmn7

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    This is the first Toyota Truck I have owned, so maybe that is the problem. The truck itself runs fine and it sounds exactly like the six other ones I drove when i was test driving them.

    Are toyota trucks known for not being so smooth?
     
  8. Jun 26, 2012 at 7:56 AM
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    Watari06V6

    Watari06V6 Faster than a speeding ticket

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    i have an 06 and my truck still drives smooth as silk....engine is a sewing machine but doesn't bother me.
     
  9. Jun 26, 2012 at 7:58 AM
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    ItalynStylion

    ItalynStylion Sounds Gooooood

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    I'll bet it's 100% smooth you just don't prefer the noise it makes. I think of it this way; mine sounds like that when it's running. Most "other" trucks don't....mainly because they're never running. :D
     
  10. Jun 26, 2012 at 8:13 AM
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    PaintDrinkingPete

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    Well, to compare the sound to a sewing machine doesn't exactly relate to the "smoothness" of the sound to me...but as someone who has owned multiple Toyota trucks I will say that it's very normal for the engine to sound a bit "hollow" (is that the right word???) compared to some other engines. This was much more noticeable in the 4 bangers I owned in the 80's, but I still recognize that distinctive Toyota truck engine sound even in my new 2012 V6. Again though, I wouldn't say that the sound isn't "smooth"...

    Every Toyota truck I've ever owned has run great, and I've never had any substantial engine problems, so I'm certainly not concerned about it.
     
  11. Jun 26, 2012 at 8:31 AM
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    OffroadToy

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    i've never thought my truck sounded strange and never really noticed the engine tick...but i've owned other Toyota's and might just be used to them.
     
  12. Jun 26, 2012 at 8:33 AM
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    BB72

    BB72 Born yesterday

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    Other truck companies spend large dollars on tuning the sound of their engines. At least, ford does. If not for that, ALL truck engines would sound like sewing machines.

    I think, anyway.
     
  13. Jun 26, 2012 at 9:25 AM
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    JordanIsWhite

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    I AM going to get bashed for this but... I know exactly how you feel. I came from NOTHING but Chevy Smallblock 350's and the engine sounds very very VERY different. The performance is there and I disagree 100% when you say it's not smooth. But once I put on my Flowmaster American Thunder dual exhaust, it was a completely different truck. I highly suggest putting on an exhaust. I really like the sound of the flow master, and the look of the dual tips... But I'd go with Borla or Magnaflow...

    What I'm trying to say is get an aftermarket exhaust.

    :D
     
  14. Jun 26, 2012 at 9:37 AM
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    Toyota still designs truck engines for durability over refinement or performance. Certain technologies used in Toyota cars, like direct injection, are not used in trucks for durability reasons. Different design philosophies for different market segments. On the other extreme, every Lexus LF-A coming off the assy line is sent to Yamaha for acoustic tuning...
     
  15. Jun 26, 2012 at 9:40 AM
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    when I step on it my gf always says it sounds like a race car haha
     
  16. Jun 26, 2012 at 9:45 AM
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    This ^^.
    I like the sound of my truck. It does not sound like a V8, but it's not a V8. It does not sound like a BMW, but it's not a BMW. I would like it to sound like a diesel, but it's not a diesel....
    It sounds just fine for what it is. Everytime it runs, it runs the same...consistantly, reliably,...
     
  17. Jun 26, 2012 at 10:01 AM
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    Crom

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    I think the OP is refering to the Tacoma "Tick." There are many threads about the ticking sound which appears to be normal. My understanding is that the valves from the factory run a little on the loose side.

    Poll: Does YOUR Tacoma tick ? In that poll 369 people voted with about 80% reporting hearing the ticking noise. I'ts normal.
     
  18. Jun 26, 2012 at 10:04 AM
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    Jimmyh

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    Mine is smooth.
     
  19. Jun 26, 2012 at 10:10 AM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    +2. The tick isn't just specific to the Tacoma. The 2.0 liter in my wife's old RAV4 had the same sound. Completely normal.
     
  20. Jun 26, 2012 at 10:32 AM
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    I fortunately don't have the "tick". A friend who has the exact same truck as mine started getting the "tick" after 100k miles, but the dealer told him it is normal and won't hurt anything.
     

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