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Old 04-04-2001, 08:39 PM   #1
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Post Strange noise from engine compartment.

Just wondering if anyone else has this problem:

when my RS is warmed up, I get a sound that I can only describe as a "vacuum leak" type of sound. It can be heard at idle, but is most noticable when you back off the throttle, while still in gear.

I took it to the dealer and tried to get them to look at it, but depending onn who I talk to i either get a "can't hear anything", or "they all sound that way".

It has done it since new, but is getting more noticable.

The strange part is that I can't hear anything under the hood, only in the passanger compartment.

Any ideas?
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Old 04-04-2001, 11:34 PM   #2
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I have this sound also. I am not exactly sure what it is but I have had since the car was new and have never found it to be related to any sort of problem...I would like to know what it is though.

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Old 04-05-2001, 05:54 AM   #3
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I had a similar noise, ended up being a cracked header...go get it checked out by another dealer. Although it may be a good excuse to get the Borla
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Old 04-05-2001, 07:35 AM   #4
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I had/still have a flapping sound around 4-5 RPMs from the short-shifter rubbing against the metal surrounding plate where the shifter meets the rest of the car. It hits some sort of frequency and makes quite an annoying flapping sound.
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