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I hear a high-pitched whining noise when accelerating my a6 1.8 petrol turbo. any ideas anyone?

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Try tightening the fan belt that normally the problem

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

Testimonial: "thanks for your help, but i don't think it's a slipping belt. more like a turbo problem."

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