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Ecoboost making some concerning noises

Discussion in '2.3L EcoBoost I-4 Engine Modification/Discussion' started by Tyler Quinton, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Tyler Quinton

    Tyler Quinton Member Established Member

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    So I just recently hit 36,000 miles on my 2018 ecoboost mustang (the end of my warranty) I'm at about 36,600 now. And conveniently after my warranty ended I have a strange squeaking noise that happens when the blowoff valve opens. If I let off throttle and it opens I hear no squealing but it happens when I downshift and occasionally on medium acceleration. I change my oil WAY more frequently than the car suggests (about every 5k) and I always let the car warm up before I drive and cool down before I shut it off. There's no material on the dip stick or in the filter which leads me to believe it's possibly not the turbo. Just curious if anyone else has encountered this or any advice on how to diagnose it because it won't make the noise while the car isn't moving so I can't listen around for the noise while looking at the car. Thanks for any help


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  2. Tyler Quinton

    Tyler Quinton Member Established Member

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    The car is bone stock besides a muffler delete and my blowoff valve vents to atmosphere


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    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Established Member

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    Put the stock valve back on and see if it still makes the noise.
     
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    03cobra#694 Want to play a game? Staff Member Super Moderator

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    He didn’t say he swapped the BOV.
     
  5. Tyler Quinton

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    That was the next thing on my checklist, just have to get a chance for it to cool down after work


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    Maybe i miss understood then cause his 2nd post says his bov vents to the atmosphere
     
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    I didn't swap the bov. It's the stock computer actuated bov but I took the recirculation hose off and plugged the hole in the intake tube so I didn't have a vacuum leak. Basically what the vent to atmosphere plate does but doesn't cost $60 lol. More just for fun than anything but turns out when holding speed on the freeway the ecu opens the valve and puts all the hot air straight from the turbo back into the intake and then goes for another ride through the turbo and unhooking it gave a decent bump in mileage so I left it like that


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    Thanks for explaining that. Well still try setting it back to factory and go from there.
     
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    return it to stock config and see if the noise is gone ...
     
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    I figured if it quiets down or goes away after that then it's the turbo and if not then my only guesses are bearings for one of the accessory pulleys or a throwout bearing/ slave cylinder but pressing the clutch doesn't affect the noise other than the bov closing and the noise goes away. I'll report back in a few, thanks for the help


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    So I hooked the bov back up as it came from the factory on Friday and the noise was still there and seemed to be just as loud as before. It seems like it almost got worse since then but I have noticed that I have an exhaust leak where the downpipe mates to the turbo and I'm wondering if this sound I'm hearing is the turbo squeezing its whistle through the gap where it's leaking. Anyone else heard an exhaust leak on an ecoboost?


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