I’ve been blessed with avid readers who like to read this digital diary of mine while I go on my quest of soundproofing or minimizing the unnecessary noises around us. I do it all in search of a quiet life.
As you know from my previous post from a few days back, I’m trying to work out and document different strategies to keep my car engine silent as a whisper.
Besides fixing noisy lifters, I came up with another approach. Let’s discuss the best oil for noisy lifters. This is the piece that completes the two-piece lifter puzzle.
Basically, I chopped and changed my engine oils and additives to find out if I could get an extra perk or two out of my car’s engine or not. As it turns out, switching the product helped!
All I did was choosing these things with great care and implementing them as per instructions. It changed my car’s engine for the better. So, I decided to let you guys know about it.
In this article, I’ll be discussing the process of choosing engine oil additives and all about the products that I played around with. So, here we go!Continue reading
For most people, the car is one place they spend a lot of time. Be it for that quick run to the grocery store or for a road trip with family and friends.
It is, therefore, important that your car trips are quite comfortable. Unfortunately, there are so many things that could hinder your perfect trip, and noise is just one of them.
The sound of the engine running or the wind creeping through the windows could be a huge distraction. For this reason, most people are looking for ways to deaden the noise in their cars.
Well, if you are one of such people, then this article is meant for you.Continue reading
Are you a music lover? Then you surely love it even more in your car, right? Well, there’s nothing better than an open road and your favorite band playing on the radio.
Unfortunately, that moment can easily be ruined by the noise of your engine, or with road noise. As we know how echo works and that the car is mostly made of metal/steel, we can assume how bad acoustics sometimes can be.
Luckily, there is a simple solution to this problem- the sound deadener. Some of the most famous ones are Dynamat and Hushmat.
In this article, we will try to define which one prevails by giving you a wider picture of both of these products and declaring the winner. So let’s start!Continue reading
Are you tired of hearing that same loud noise of your Jeep Wrangler? Even though it’s fun to hear it, and leaves an impression of a strong machine, sometimes it just becomes annoying.
Or just maybe you need to drive your toddler who can easily get scared of loud noises.
Of course, it’s not only the machine sound that is a problem. There can be a lot of noises coming from outside of the car as traffic can sometimes be really loud.
In those occasions, instead of horns of other drivers annoying you, you can simply turn the volume up of your favorite song and enjoy it while protected from outdoor noise.
Well, no matter what’s the reason behind, there are some ways to soundproof your Jeep Wrangler in few simple steps. All you need to do is follow this guide steps and get rid of that annoying noise.
Let’s get through them together.Continue reading
There are a lot of loud-engine lovers out there. One of the biggest questions for them is: “What’s the best way of soundproofing the vehicle?”
Now, you may heard of sound deadeners for cars, but you are still not sure which one should you get for yourself. In this review, I will be talking about the differences between two of the most popular automotive sound deadeners out there.
It only depends on your preferences, budget, and the noise level which one should you take. Both Noico and Dynamat are on the list when it comes to sound deadening. However, I will try to point out some differences that might affect your decision.
I will be talking about the size, thickness, price, installation process, and much more while comparing both of these deadeners.
Now, let’s start!Continue reading
Soundproofing your car is an excellent way to improve your acoustics and overall sound. Lots of people enjoy listening to music while driving and therefore, the sound quality is quite important.
There are numerous important reasons for soundproofing your car and one of them is the noise cut-down.
Simply put, with soundproofing your car, the noise will be drastically cut. That can be such a pleasure, especially if you are driving on a crowded road – just volume it up and ignore everyone!
So, if you are really pumped up with the idea of soundproofing your car, I’m here to discuss some of the best ways of doing so. Namely, the Dynamat and FatMat soundproof systems are quite good and really worth.
Now, let’s get to the point. Let’s get a wider picture about Dynamat and FatMat before we make a conclusion about this titan fightContinue reading
Electric or mechanical, a fuel pump is an essential part of all vehicles nowadays. It’s a device that transfers fuel from the gas tank to the engine or carburetor. Once you hear some unusual sounds when your vehicle is operating, like high-pitched whining or buzzing, be sure that something’s wrong with the fuel pump.
When a fuel pump doesn’t work properly, severe damages to the internal car parts may occur, which is why you need to diagnose and fix the issue ASAP.
In this article, I shall tell you more about how the fuel pump actually works, what are the most common reasons for malfunctions, and of course, the most important, how to quiet the pump.Continue reading
Sometimes, when you are walking down the street, or playing with your kid on the playground, it might happen to hear some unpleasant noise that causes ear pain (for being so loud) coming from the motorcycle.
Now, put yourself in those parents’ view. If your motorcycle exhaust is quite loud, that may provoke some strange looks into your direction.
As you may already know, the main factors that produce the motorcycle’s sound are those related to its exhaust system. Some motorcycles are naturally loud, made to show-off the power and strength of the motor.
On the other hand, if you don’t have a motorcycle that costs more than $3000, then most probably your exhaust is just leaking.
However, both of these situations are quite annoying, but the second one even more than the first one.
There are few easier solutions to the problem that you have. They are kind of cheap, and in most of the cases easy to do by yourself.Continue reading
Let’s make one thing clear, right off the bat. I understand perfectly the sheer controversy of even bringing this subject up.
A campervan is your baby, it’s what you use to travel around in style, see the sights of the world while not beholden to any schedules or need to stay at any hotels. Or it might be your way to earn money, to work and to live. Either way, very important.
So, obviously, I get that, as a fellow owner, I’m just one voice among many, advising this and that. Hell, I won’t even pretend my way might be the best single way for you.
There are thousands of different situations and types of campervan to consider when you give this sort of advice. What works for someone will possibly be someone else’s worst options.
That’s why I’ll do my best to give you multiple options or at least instructions that make sure you can modify them and try to make them suit your needs. The focus will be on soundproofing your campervan to avoid noise and also to insulate it, both from too much cold and too much heat.
These techniques might seem like they could be applied elsewhere, and you’d be right. There’s a bit of wisdom in borrowing methods used on houses or RVs and so on.
Overall, we’ll be focusing on soundproofing and insulation, as said before, but there will be some general tips thrown in for good measure. Let’s get started.Continue reading