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.