[Vwdiesel] new SS dual exhaust for my Jetta TD

Doyt W. Echelberger doyt at buckeye-express.com
Fri Jul 1 22:34:53 EDT 2005

When we were much younger (about 1948) my buddies and I drove from Ohio to 
Florida over the Christmas holidays . During the trip one of our dual horns 
stopped working and the remaining horn sounded amazingly like a diesel 
locomotive horn. And the exhaust donut had blown out, leaving the engine 
capable of making a whole lot of noise.

We didn't need an amplifier.....it was very similar to a diesel locomotive.

We were driving straight through, and were somewhere in Georgia about 2am. 
As we slowed down and bumped across some railroad tracks our driver leaned 
on the horn, pushed in the clutch, and gunned the engine.  The car in front 
of us floored it and swerved off toward the ditch, almost out of control. 
And the sleepers in our car (including myself) woke up yelling and clawing 
for the doors.

Nobody hit anything and everyone survived, but that diesel horn/engine roar 
is something you don't want to hear when you are crossing railroad tracks. 
I'll never forget that three seconds of adrenaline panic when I thought we 
were going to be hit by a train.

So be careful where you blow that horn.


At 05:34 PM 7/1/2005, you wrote:
>I had an idea of miking the engine diesel rattle and turbocharger whine into
>a speaker under the engine compartment.  It could make the Jetta sound like
>a big Mack truck at the flick of a switch.  I have a suitable air horn I
>could also install and with a compressor on board one could make that
>occasional pressurized air release noise characterisitic of the transport
>trucks as well to complete the audible illusion. ;)

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