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Turbo whistling and hiss.... Normal for the S3?

MacrosTheBlack Jun 18, 2008

  1. MacrosTheBlack

    MacrosTheBlack Member

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    Hi guys,

    Quick question (hopefully) with my S3 I can hear the turbo whistling away when accelerating and hissing when I lift my foot off. Especially noticeable when the windows are down. Didn't think anything of it, but a mate of mine was in the car yesterday and questioned it. I assume it's normal for the S3? I can't remember whether the S3 I test drove had the same noises or not.
     
  2. mitch78

    mitch78 Active Member

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    :thumbsup:
     
  3. phantom

    phantom On Boost

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    I don't think mine is very loud , but some people say theres are pretty loud?

    If your worried mate get it back to the dealers and ask for a tech to drive it , put your mind at rest.

    p
     
  4. Sohrob

    Sohrob Member

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    yes its normal, even louder when they are remapped it sounds like a 997 turbo
     
  5. MacrosTheBlack

    MacrosTheBlack Member

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    Thanks guys. Just wanted some confirmation really after my mates comment. Assumed it was normal as it's zooming along and I've not had any warning lights etc.

    Cheers! :)
     
  6. siu00adg

    siu00adg Member

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    Just had both my ears syringed cos one got blocked, and man that turbo is loud now!
     
  7. L60N

    L60N Guest

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    Rofl!!

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  8. Iggu

    Iggu Active Member

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    Normal - loud in mine and even louder after remap. What I don't know (but would like to if anyone can tell me) is if its a noise made on the intake (spooling up noise) or the over run (dump valve).

    Anyone ?
     
  9. paulvega1973

    paulvega1973 New Member

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    The noise is made by the valve... very ironic, while some folks are concerned about this noise, some other folks make an upgrade to the valve, or even put an extra gadget to make the noise even greater...
    I like how it sounds :)
     
  10. siu00adg

    siu00adg Member

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    Lol!
     
  11. Con S3

    Con S3 C7 Audi RS6 PE

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    Whats the extra gadget you add to make it even louder mate? I hope i havnt asked a really stupid question in my ignorance lol.....
     

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