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    Insane rattle!

    At first the car ran great no loss of boost, no loss of power, no check engine light not running hot or anything. When the car gets aroudn 2800-3000ish RPMs I get a rattle that sounds like its coming from the Front of the car not near the Turbo. I have done quite a bit of research and lots of people say its probably a heat shield... but I have gone through and tightendn all bolts up shock everythign and am yet to find a rattle. I drove the car for about 5-10min getting into the boost on and off just trying to mess with the rattle to try to diagnose it myself but as I drove the rattle started to get worse lucky for me I had my camera handy and took a few videos... Any suggestions/past experiance would be awesome!

    Here are the videos of the noise... when it first started as it progressed to the horrid sound its making now all in less then 15 miles from me traveling home from work... It even died a few times coming down the road and in my driveway multiple times when I was trying to identify the noise.

    ‪rattle‬‏ - YouTube

    ‪more rattle‬‏ - YouTube

    ‪even more rattle‬‏ - YouTube

    ‪ughhh rattle‬‏ - YouTube

    ‪wtf is going on to my car‬‏ - YouTube

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    Registered User v6mx6ls36's Avatar
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    Any mods to the car ? Have u checked your pulleys. Is the car running like ass now ? Or just the same with a noise

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    definitely sounds like the heatshield loose or something pretty loose, i do have like some rattle too when i drive but it sounds like a bolt vibrating and it sucks cause i cant find where is it and its only during acceleration, im pretty sure it is something in my clutch.

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    Registered User teflon_jones's Avatar
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    Any mods?
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    Registered User GarrettKoonsman's Avatar
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    Transmission dipstick hitting the dp or heat shied?

    (I didn't look at the videos as I'm in class but that is often overlooked)
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