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Old 03-20-2009, 01:37 AM   #1
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Any reason why my non-aspirated L36 NOT SUPERCHARGED car sounded like a supercharger? It was a cold winter and when I preformed a WOT it sounded almost identical to one, I almost thought gnomes had given me aspiration!
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Last time I heard something similar in a NA it was timing gears and chain. More than likely, you car was enjoying a nice deep gulp of cold air.
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I love how my CAI sounds when I punch it Such a nice rumble at around 2500 RPMs under a big load of going up hill, Razr just so you know N/A is for naturally aspirated (just so noone makes fun of you later) just means no forced air on the engine
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Besides the things already mentioned, the only other thing I can think of is that maybe the PCV should be checked. Usually if it'* not seated properly with an o ring under and above it..it will whistle.

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I have had a transmission problem that sounded like an */C whine. hehehehe
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Is this the whistle you have? Or is this a mechanical sound?
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No the */c sound came from under the hood obviously, but it was when I was at a stop light going uphill and it was really cold outside! I would imagine my K&N drop in had something to do with it??


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...Razr just so you know N/A is for naturally aspirated (just so noone makes fun of you later) just means no forced air on the engine
Yea it was late when I typed that up!! thanks lol, I'm not sure why I typed non-aspirated!
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ha i know the feeling, sounds like it was the IAC then (idle air control) letting in more air to the engine because there is a richer air fuel ratio while the engine is trying to warm up
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Also the temp gauge was at ..ooh..120, but I had to do a WOT I HAD TO!! Don't hate me... It sounds so nice.
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