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ZERO815

Autocross Champion
Location
Köln Germany
Car(s)
2017 GTI SE DSG
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Got a free digit a couple of weeks ago.

After 3 weeks of traveling I finally drove my car to work today again. Original battery in August 2016 built car with 12.38V before start, started fine, however parking brake had a hart time to break free. The first 5-10km I hd to use my handbrake a lot 😉
 

mrmatto

Autocross Champion
Location
Jacksonville, FL
Car(s)
2015 GTI DSG
Feeling more and more like my DSG (or something) has an issue. I have this same whine from the below video (not my video) and I can’t be certain but it might have gotten louder since the last time it was windows-down weather.

No, it’s not the turbo. It’s linked to RPM, not boost. Happens in gears 1-3, usually 2-4k rpm. Same loudness whether I’m accelerating, maintaining, or decelerating. Might happen in higher gears too but there’s too much road noise to tell. Maybe a worn out bearing.

I’ve searched high and low and I’ve yet to find anyone who had this exact sound *and* had a follow-up that was conclusive. I found one but the OP said his sound was “almost like” that.

Can anyone else with a DSG confirm they do or don’t have this sound? The comments on the video suggest others have experienced it. I’ve had it since I bought the car 12k miles ago. But it’s pretty loud with the windows down and it seems there would be more posts about this if it was common. Not a subtle whine at all.

The dealership checked it out last year and they said it was normal, but again I find that hard to believe and I’m not confident in what they did to examine it. Alternatively it could be unrelated to the transmission and is an engine part or simply a belt pulley.

I’m a very anxious person so naturally this now occupies 100% of my mind lol.

Otherwise, the DSG performs great and I love it. But I would rather fix a bearing issue now than replace the transmission later.
 
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swcrow

Autocross Champion
Location
Virginia
Car(s)
7.5
Feeling more and more like my DSG has an issue. It has this same whine from the below video (not my video) and I can’t be certain but it might have gotten louder since the last time it was windows-down weather.

No, it’s not the turbo. It’s linked to RPM, not boost. Happens in gears 1-3, usually 2-4k rpm. Same loudness whether I’m accelerating, maintaining, or decelerating. Might happen in higher gears too but there’s too much road noise to tell. Maybe a worn out bearing.

I’ve searched high and low and I’ve yet to find anyone who had this exact sound *and* had a follow-up that was conclusive. I found one but the OP said his sound was “almost like” that.

Can anyone else with a DSG confirm they do or don’t have this sound? The comments on the video suggest others have experienced it. I’ve had it since I bought the car 12k miles ago. But it’s pretty loud with the windows down and it seems there would be more posts about this if it was common.

The dealership checked it out last year and they said it was normal, but again I find that hard to believe and I’m not confident in what they did to examine it. Alternatively it could be unrelated to the transmission and is an engine part or simply a belt pulley.

I’m a very anxious person so naturally this now occupies 100% of my mind lol.

Otherwise, the DSG performs great and I love it. But I would rather fix a bearing issue now than replace the transmission later.
I have a DSG too and I don’t need to try…I don’t have that whine. You sure it’s DSG related? Sounds like a belt gear or something
 

mrmatto

Autocross Champion
Location
Jacksonville, FL
Car(s)
2015 GTI DSG
I have a DSG too and I don’t need to try…I don’t have that whine. You sure it’s DSG related? Sounds like a belt gear or something
I do not know it’s DSG related. I get the whine if I rev the car in N or P. So 🤷‍♂️. But it’s linked to RPM and it’s gear-y sounding lol.
 

swcrow

Autocross Champion
Location
Virginia
Car(s)
7.5

mrmatto

Autocross Champion
Location
Jacksonville, FL
Car(s)
2015 GTI DSG

swcrow

Autocross Champion
Location
Virginia
Car(s)
7.5

Acadia18

Autocross Champion
Location
The Greater Boston Metropolitan Area
Car(s)
sterkrazzy's exotic
I’m a very anxious person so naturally this now occupies 100% of my mind lol.

Damn I feel that in my soul 😂

I've been on two different DQ250's in 4 years, and don't think I've ever heard anything I'd call a "whine". I watched the video on my phone and didn't really hear anything, but I'll watch it again later on my computer with headphones.
 

swcrow

Autocross Champion
Location
Virginia
Car(s)
7.5
Damn I feel that in my soul 😂

I've been on two different DQ250's in 4 years, and don't think I've ever heard anything I'd call a "whine". I watched the video on my phone and didn't really hear anything, but I'll watch it again later on my computer with headphones.
You’ll specifically hear it as he slows down

And I’m still anxious about Diggs’ detonation comment LOL
 

mrmatto

Autocross Champion
Location
Jacksonville, FL
Car(s)
2015 GTI DSG
my what comment?

Also, mine has been whining for years. Send it.


You can hear it come in around 7s. Sounds like when you're landing on the aircraft carrier on Top Gun (fuck that game).

https://flic.kr/p/LDCx9W
That sounds very different from what I’m hearing. I can actually barely hear it inside. I looked through some of your videos and it’s not the same whine.

Yokohama Advan Apex V601s

Yeah, I'm sure those are real quiet, lol
Wut. I never claimed my tires were quiet (although they’re actually not too noisy)… what does that have to do with anything?
 
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Agray

Go Kart Champion
Location
Washington
Took out the plugs just to take a peek. What's up with the specks on the plug on the left? The left is cylinder 1 and the right is cylinder 4. Two and three looked like the plug on the right as well with no specks.

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