turbo noise

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Chat and Discussion' started by AdrianBrewster, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. Hey all!
    I just drove my fiesta st home last night, and outside of the tires sucking in the snow, I absolutely love it. In fact, I was on my way to my friends garage to apply sealant and wax after a nice washing and clay baring, and my car slid backwards down a hill because I had no traction. Luckily, a bank of snow slowed me down :D|

    Anyways, I was curious if the car will get any louder once its broken in. I cant seem to hear the turbo at all! I know a mazda speed6 my buddy bought took about 8k miles before he could hear the turbo and blow off valve. Is that pretty standard? Ive never bought a new car before, so just hoping to get some opinions. Thanks!
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  3. Cligedy

    Cligedy Active Member

    The turbo is pretty quiet. I don't think anybody has 8000 miles on their ST yet, so its hard to say if it gets louder. There are always ways to make the car louder of that's what you want. Either way, hope you enjoy the car. Welcome.
  4. Mikeygti

    Mikeygti Active Member

    I concur on the quietness of the turbo. My 1.8t GTI could be heard a-whistling though lol
  5. wash

    wash Active Member

    I have that much mileage and I have noticed that I hear more turbo whistle than when it was new.

    I thought maybe I was getting more attuned to the car but it seems to whistle more at lower rpm.

    I did install a K&N air filter, maybe that did something to the sound?
  6. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    I hear my turbo whistling dixie all the time. I hear it with my windows rolled down.
  7. LuvfiestaST

    LuvfiestaST Active Member

    I have about 8000kms... Stills sounds the same
  8. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    I always drive with the windows up and the stereo on.
    I think the turbo sounds great.

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  9. Monochrome

    Monochrome Member

    Usually when a sound gets louder over time, that's an indication that something is wrong....
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  10. ehh, monochrome, im not entirely sure id agree. Exhausts break in, blow off valves break in, both of which get a bit louder. Things have to set sometimes, at least thats my experience.

    Thanks for all the feedback guys. My last car had a 50 trim turbo kit and a greddy blow off valve, it also had 550 whp sooo im sure its a matter of comparison. Ill get used to the quietness of the motor, im sure.
  11. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    Drive along side a divider or wall on the hwy or anywhere where you can wot and you will hear the turbo whistle, even louder when the sound bounces of the wall. But in my case i can hear it almost all the time wall or no wall when I step on it.

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  12. reddog99

    reddog99 Active Member

    How much you hear depends on the environment at the time and how good your hearing is.

    Forty-five years of riding motorcycles and working in various factories has reduced the acuteness of my hearing and I don't think I've ever heard the turbo. I like the intake honk from the Symposer, but I would guess that the turbo whine might be bothersome if I could hear it.
  13. Smokin

    Smokin Active Member

    You won't hear the turbo............My GTI has 42,000 miles and an APR 250 hp tune and I can't hear that turbo...
  14. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    I agree,
    Motorcycles, working on cars most of my life and the flight deck of an aircraft carrier didn't help me.
    Now I have tinnitus so I hear the turbo whistle all the time, even I am not driving.

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  15. kvetcha

    kvetcha Active Member

    I can hear the turbo blow off when I give it some wood, but it's fairly subtle. A lot more noticeable with the windows down.
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  16. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I put close to 15,000 miles on the ST before returning it at the end of the Fiesta Movement. The turbo doesn't get any louder over time.
  17. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    Mine whistles everytime I WOT. I can hear it pretty clearly if my surrounding not too noisy. Hope I dont have a leak.

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  18. joker96

    joker96 Member

    Yeah mine whistles at wot and i can hear it when i have the windows down. I tried opening the airbox and holding the filter in place while i had someone wot the car and it did a loud blow off sound. That's why I am having the stock airbox removed soon it holds most of the turbo sounds
  19. Paul

    Paul Member

    I've ~10k miles on my ST. I heard the turbo spool since day 1, moreso with the windows down.
  20. sumo64c

    sumo64c Member

    8.2k miles, haven't heard it spool since day 1 even with the windows down.....I have high frequency hearing loss apparently worse than I thought lol.
  21. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    Mine doesn't only whistle it cat calls the ladies :)

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