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Old 12-03-2006, 08:42 PM   #1
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Default Panic moment driving to the store.

I let off the gas and my car keeps making the turbo sound. I push in the clutch and it mostly stops. I start driving again and I keep getting the loud turbo whine sound coming in and out.

I think that maybe my turbo has taken a crap, then I hear a diesel truck ahead misfire and smell unburnt fuel. I pull up next to him, turns out he had a chip and was making a ton of turbo noise because of that.

He was like 1/8th of a mile ahead of me though, so that was a pretty loud turbo.
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Old 12-03-2006, 08:44 PM   #2
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hah...I would have tripped...up here in the mtns...modded diesels are a dime a dozen...and those things are LOUD when they are straight piped and the boost is up'd
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yeah man, theres a couple that run at the 1/4 mile track up here.... big stacks and stuff, can hear the damn turbo at idle...... Glad to hear your car's ok!
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heheh... my diesel project car will likely have as much weight in sound deadening as it will in the rollcage. something about having a high reving (5K rpm) diesel 2 feet behind ones head makes this loud turbo situation sound like a bad idea.
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lol.. it's like when you're driving along and all of the sudden you smell coolant, or burning oil. Quick look at the gauges-normal. Look in the mirror for smoke-nothing but the cop who's been chasing you for miles. Then you see a bit of smoke from the '88 Accord up ahead...
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Old 12-06-2006, 05:50 PM   #6
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My car has been making slight coolant smells since I swapped out the water pump a month back. I think it might have a very slight leak. Fortunately I have tremendous experience with swapping out the water pump due to screwing it up 2 times before getting it 99 percent right.
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