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      10-19-2012, 04:03 PM   #139
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Originally Posted by italyix View Post
I tend to disagree with this, mine is very pronounced with windows and doors closed. Only when car is on incline though and cold start. Flat surfaces its noise free. Noise is kinda scary though...thank god for the warranty, 1 more year to go before it expires.

Kinda reminds me of my Evo IX at cold start up. Oil needed to flow before eveything was lubed up.
I believe it. What I'm trying to say is that perhaps there would be even more accounts of the noise if most started the car with the driver's door open, windows open.

In Mike's video above it's audible, but probably wouldn't be noticed inside the cabin all closed up. More often than not my cold start resembles what's heard in Mike's video, and not the particularly loud grind in the video I posted.
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