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I'm on my 200th or so mile, I just noticed today this high-pitched sound, squeal doesn't exactly describe it, more like... a very very very small, quiet blow off valve sound when I give the car gas right after shifting into gear. I thought it might be from the intake, some kind of sound from the vacume created when you give the car gas... Anyone heard this? I only noticed when the windows were down...
 

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Check to make sure it happens in every gear near the same RPM (around half throttle for me, I think). I have a feeling what you're hearing is the normal sound we all do.
 

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Pretty sure what he described is what I've been hearing. I've contemplating asking about it, but figured I wouldn't be able to explain the sound too much. I'd like to know what it is. Maybe lo bux can drop in and help us out?
 

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Should be nothing to worry about .I hear the same noise when i step on the gas.I would say its one of the VVT-i's features
 

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Originally posted by Wolo@Mar 31 2005, 07:56 PM
Does it sound sorta like a turbo spinning up?
Yes it does, but much more faint....or is it fainter? Meh, English is crazy
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EDIT: Nevermind, then. Thanks for the link, Wolo. The Search function is my friend...
 

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I've never heard either of my tCs sound like a turbo spinning up. I'm very familiar with that sound.
 

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I guess that explains it. Nothing to worry about then. Sweet.
 

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Originally posted by lo bux racer@Mar 31 2005, 07:15 PM
I've never heard either of my tCs sound like a turbo spinning up. I'm very familiar with that sound.
YOu must not be familiar with what it sounds like in video games. It sounds very similar to our tC's when you mash the gas
 

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Ask D what a spooling turbo sounds like, he knows now. Nothing on a tC sounds like it.
 

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It's not so much the sound of a turbo spinning up as a turbo blowing off... like the sound you would imagine a turbo the size of a film canister making, high pitched whoosh/?????... I'm going with the sound being part of the intake.
 

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i'm pretty sure our exhuast have a valve that opens during heavy acceleration to release the excess fumes.
 

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thats what the whistling sound is from
 

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Originally posted by Zygote55@Mar 31 2005, 10:21 PM
YOu must not be familiar with what it sounds like in video games. It sounds very similar to our tC's when you mash the gas
You're right. Why would I play with a video game Supra when I have one in the garage?
 

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Originally posted by lo bux racer+Apr 1 2005, 09:53 AM-->QUOTE (lo bux racer @ Apr 1 2005, 09:53 AM)
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YOu must not be familiar with what it sounds like in video games.  It sounds very similar to our tC's when you mash the gas
You're right. Why would I play with a video game Supra when I have one in the garage?[/b]
Haha, awsome... they set them up, you knock 'em down...
 

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In answer to your question.

I know what sound you are thinking about. I had a friend check for cops and what not when it happens. It happens don't worry about it. I think it has something to do with gear mesh (the action of the gear teeth interacting with each other), which should cause a vibration which is the fundamental component of sound.
 

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Well, the sounds is getting more frequent, almost every time i shift/accelerate now, not louder, just more frequent... I am going to ask the dealer about it, but you might be right moriarty, it might be the gears just meshing... who knows.
 

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You're sure it's not the same high-pitched "pssssht" sound that every tC makes during acceleration?
 
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