Vauxhall Vectra engine noise when accelerating

1998 Vauxhall Vectra Problem

CarVauxhall Vectra 2.5 auto CDX
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although my car is noisy when first started from cold this lessens after about 2 miles. I now have an additional engine noise when accelerating, particularly uphill, and when the revs reach and go over 1.5 / 2000.
I have had the exhaust checked and it is ok. The noise is a low reverberation/drone and makes me sound like a boy racer when only doing 30mph! The noise stops when I take my foot off the accelerator but i loose power quickly if going up hill.
Help please. I don't want to go to my local garage and tell them my engine makes a funny noise!!!
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Engine, Cooling System & Drivetrain

Leaks & Noises, Interior and Bodywork

Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss

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whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11662 | View Garage
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Clutch slipping ?

Posted on Sunday 1st of August 2010
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Solution 2
paulieone | Driver | Since: Aug 2009 | Posts: 4 | Fixes: 1590 | View Garage
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it might be induction roar. check air intake pipes to make sure they havent come loose.

Posted on Monday 2nd of August 2010
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