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Old 12-04-2012, 05:31 AM
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NO, you are not over-reacting. Something is wrong. By the sounds of it (literally) something is loose. You're hearing the turbo more, the car won't idle right and something is rattling. Although I do have a bit of a rattle here and there.

Sounds like a loose wastegate, if I had to guess. These cars return wasted boost to the intake tract, yes? If so, the increased noise and the rough running would make sense.

Bring it to the dealer and insist they fix it. Bring it to another dealer if necessary.

BTW, why are you in neutral while going through a sharp turn?
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