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Old 02-06-17, 02:42 PM   #1
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Weird whistle Subaru WRX STI - YouTube

Only happens at around 40 km/hr. And only seems to happen when its cold out. I cant figure it out, hoping you guys might have an idea. Tyia

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Old 02-06-17, 04:37 PM   #2
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Default Re: Strange whistle. Anyone encountered this before?

Awsome vid, reminded me what a "real" Subie sounds like!

Whistle seems more like a whine - It's "soft" like a whistle but it seems you hear it unloaded and it tracks speed not, not engine stuff. I'll guess tranny?

Why are you driving around at under 2K? I don't think I spend enough time down there to notice anything. - beside I have so many normal noises to ignore
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Awsome vid, reminded me what a "real" Subie sounds like!

Whistle seems more like a whine - It's "soft" like a whistle but it seems you hear it unloaded and it tracks speed not, not engine stuff. I'll guess tranny?

Why are you driving around at under 2K? I don't think I spend enough time down there to notice anything. - beside I have so many normal noises to ignore
Its more whistle-like in person. Like if you were to just straight up whistle with your mouth. Sounds more whiny in the vid probably because of other noises. I dont normally drive under 2k. Was probably just running out of hands lol.

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Old 02-06-17, 05:33 PM   #4
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Lmao im sorry i just had to
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Lmao im sorry i just had to
I swear. I say that every time! Im just like.. Wtf!!??

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Default Re: Strange whistle. Anyone encountered this before?

Sorry I wasn't clear. It does sound like a whistle. But I'm going to double down and narrow my guess, and classify it as a whine. My narrowed guess? Throw-out bearing. Might it becoming from near your shifter?

Anyone agree?
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Default Re: Strange whistle. Anyone encountered this before?

Doesn't sound the same as a throw out. Sounds to me like it is coming from the passenger side. Im honestly starting to just think that a combination of the cold weather and a certain speed is just causing some piece of the exterior to whistle. Just like whistling with your mouth, to big or small an opening, or, too much or not enough airflow will equate to no whistling.

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Default Re: Strange whistle. Anyone encountered this before?

Just throwing this out there even though the video didn't sound like an air whistle, but I'd check the silicone coupler that connects the TMIC to the intake manifold. An air leak from there could cause a whistle, but it sounds higher pitched than what I heard on the video.
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I'll take a look when its not cold as hell out haha

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Default Re: Strange whistle. Anyone encountered this before?

My car does the same thing, no idea what it is.
Happened a lot more last year than this year though
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