My transmission howls badly in second and third gears. Or is it something else that I am hearing?
Picked up my SL last week and the angle drive groans and howls as if the gears aren't shimmed so the bevel gear isn't meshing correctly on acceleration mostly. It calms down above 50 mph in high gear. Driving in the lower gears is deafening and actually overpowers the radio. Sounds junky..My transmission howls badly in second and third gears. Or is it something else that I am hearing?
Wouldn't really mind if the whine was a constant because of straight cut gets or whatever, but this is low scratching growl only in the lower gears under 50mph.. Climbing a hill its unbearable totally drowns out not only the radio but the engine as well... Over 50 its quiet ... A nice steady whine would be nice.. Have driven other SS and the sound is very acceptable...It's funny, but most guys would gladly spend 4k or 5k for the whine of a supercharger. Here Polaris gives us a nice whine and didn't charge any extra for it, and we're all bitching.
Put a turbo on this puppy and you better have a 14 in. wide slick on the back.. You can break the stock tire lose by just standing on it in first or second a little too much...I know I'm going to love hearing mine when the turbo starts to spool up and the t-rex next to me wonders WTF I have under the hood!!!
Hi Norm,Transmission utilizes spiral bevel gear set. These will be loud at high rpm even if the tranny is lubed with high viscosity oil. They are loudest when first wearing in to the tooth pattern. Former gear salesman and engineer. If you have to make a 90 degree turn you will have to deal with the issue. Don't forget that there is also a belt involved and attention to alignment and tension is going to be important to maintain our slingshots. The harder they are pushed, the shorter the belt and bevel set life.
You and I need to meet up next week on a dry day for lunch or something. What dealer did u get yours at.??I drove mine again on Xmas day. The whine is now constant when accelerating through all gears or anytime you hit the gas.
Transmission, or bevel drive? If the latter, curious how you know what's inside.Transmission utilizes spiral bevel gear set.
This is new information, at least to me.I would have believed that it was a common sound from the gear set except I have driven other SS's and the trans/belt noise is completely normal and acceptable.