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2019 GLI turbo sound

StockblockGLI

New member
Location
Northeast
Car(s)
2019 GLI
I recently picked up a 2019 GLI, which I really like but there is one thing that I find a bit unusual...Now deal with me, I owned turbo cars before so I am familiar with the sound but for some reason there is a bit of "ringing" sound with this car under load. It is not your typical turbo whistle or whoosh sound but more of a rattle. Is this normal ?
 

JerseyDrew77

Autocross Champion
Location
Virginia & NC
Based off of your description, sounds like something came loose. I would check all of your clamps.
 

StockblockGLI

New member
Location
Northeast
Car(s)
2019 GLI
Thanks guys. I couldn't really replicate it today, if anything it was really, really faint. I think it is just the way this turbo sounds combined with DSG and I am not used to it. Best I can describe it is that it has a little more "ringing" sound to it, like a commercial jet liner vs the whoosh I am used to. I guess I am being overly paranoid since I read about so many IS20 failures. On an unrelated note, I am no fan of automatics but I love how violent and quick the DSG shifts are.
 
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