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Old 12-25-2007, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by turbobenz View Post
my 85 doesn't whistle one bit. My 84 though, whistled like hell! I loved that car, and I miss that whistle. I read somewhere recently that the whistling is commonly cuased by a bad rubber seal between the turbocharger and that U boot that connects the turbo and air cleaner. it goes bad, leaking unfiltered air into your engine and letting the whistle out. I recently checked that seal on my 84 and its hard as plastic. Ill definetly replace that before I put that engine back into service.
I have a very powerful whistle in the 300SD and that was cure by changing the U-boot. I think most of us have those leak around that seal!!!
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