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    Need help please!!

    Lastnight my check engine light came on and came up with code p0244 something about turbo wastegate solinoid the car seems to be running fine but there is a small whistling noise when the turbo kicks in?? But this morning the engine light was off what do you suggest i do and what is the whistling noise?Boost creep?

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    Quote Originally Posted by romanoodles1 View Post
    Lastnight my check engine light came on and came up with code p0244 something about turbo wastegate solinoid the car seems to be running fine but there is a small whistling noise when the turbo kicks in?? But this morning the engine light was off what do you suggest i do and what is the whistling noise?Boost creep?
    What are your modifications?

    And was this while it was super cold out?

    What boost did you hit when this happened?

    More than likely it was boost creep.
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    Had the same issue a yr back or so. The whistle might be a vac line that popped off. Have you been hitting the same psi today ?
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    Gotta supply a little more info than that man. Modifications are key when trying to Internet technician


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    It happened when i was pulling past a mustang.

    Mods are full 3 inch exhaust an AEM cold air intake and a boost controller.

    Im not sure what psi i was hitting because I do not have a boost gauge.

    My friend said it is probably a boost leak and nothing that would damage it but only reduce performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by romanoodles1 View Post
    It happened when i was pulling past a mustang.

    Mods are full 3 inch exhaust an AEM cold air intake and a boost controller.

    Im not sure what psi i was hitting because I do not have a boost gauge.

    My friend said it is probably a boost leak and nothing that would damage it but only reduce performance.
    First mistake is listening to your friend. Second mistake is having a boost controller. This isn't a DSM... A Subaru is a very complex vehicle and if you're using a boost controller then you have to be professionally tuned for it. Third thing.... Never ever ever ever ever ever use a boost controller when you don't have any method to find out what your boost is!!! Take the boost controller off. Sell it. Put the restrictor pill back in. And take the car for a tune... You're slowly killing your engine. Your car isn't tuned properly and is running very lean. You overboosted and that's why you threw that cel. If you wouldve had your car properly tuned then this wouldn't have happened!!
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    The guy that had it before me had the boost contoller installed professionally.....and i am going to get a boost gauge to install soon. I just wanted to know what the whistling noise is(leak?) and where I should look to find and fix it. Any ideas would be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by romanoodles1 View Post
    The guy that had it before me had the boost contoller installed professionally.....and i am going to get a boost gauge to install soon. I just wanted to know what the whistling noise is(leak?) and where I should look to find and fix it. Any ideas would be great.
    It may have been professionally installed but 99.9% of the time the ECU isn't tuned properly for it because that costs another 350-500 bucks.

    Do you have any sounds while sitting at idle?
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    Besides the normal engine noise no the only thing thats different is when the turbo kicks in there is a whistling/leaking sound that was not there before

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    Quote Originally Posted by romanoodles1 View Post
    Besides the normal engine noise no the only thing thats different is when the turbo kicks in there is a whistling/leaking sound that was not there before
    turbos whistle and that's very audible with a three inch exhaust. Have you checked all hoses and the y pipe and throttle body coupler to see if anything is loose or leaking?
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    i know that turbos whistle but this is more so a leak sound when the turbo spools....Is it possible the wastegate is leaking or that i need a new solinoid?

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