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2002 Volkswagen Beetle Question: Is the turbo suppose to whine when to start the engine?

 

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turules, 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, Collinsville, OK, May 30, 2011, 16:05
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When we start the car in you hear the turbo whine and then after a minute it stops. It also kicks in during the drive without even asking for it (accelerating).

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    May 30, 2011, 16:10
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    You may have a problem with the turbo control allowing boost when it's not necessary. Get it checked ASAP to avoid damage to the engine or turbo system.
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    Transmission-Tech, May 03, 2012, 06:33
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    Hello, did you ever have this checked? My vehicle has the same issue, it whines when I start the vehicle, but on hard throttle the turbo comes on. (This I presume to be normal)

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