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Hissing/Airy noise when pressing gas pedal?

Hey everyone,

I just picked up my Elise yesterday. Noticed one thing while i was driving home...when i press on the gas pedal like if im cruzing on the highway or just plain driving normal and i listen carefully, theres a constant airy/hissing sound coming from somewhere as i hit the gas pedal. If i let off gas pedal, it stops.

I bet this is normal..but its worth to ask! What do you think?

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Hi and welcome...and congrats on the new car.

You might be hearing the intake noise. Since the engine is close behind you, you can hear things that are normal, but in a front engined car you would not notice.

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Lots of us LIKE that noise. Some do modifications to make it even more noticable!

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Hi and welcome...and congrats on the new car.

You might be hearing the intake noise. Since the engine is close behind you, you can hear things that are normal, but in a front engined car you would not notice.
That DID run my mind actually. haha I like it. Should I get the forcedfed intake?

So I guess thats not a problem then.

I been reading on here and the only other thing that i see that I have is that speedometer issue where it marks 5-8mph more then what its really doing..but oh well i guess theres no way around that.

Anything else weird I should look out for?

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I been reading on here and the only other thing that i see that I have is that speedometer issue where it marks 5-8mph more then what its really doing..but oh well i guess theres no way around that.
I haven't used a GPS on my car, but I did do a measured mile at a steady 60mph and I got one minute exactly. Could it be that not everyone has a "fast" speedometer?
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I haven't used a GPS on my car, but I did do a measured mile at a steady 60mph and I got one minute exactly. Could it be that not everyone has a "fast" speedometer?
I used a GPS... see here... http://www.elisetalk.com/forums/show...0&page=2&pp=20
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Hissing/Airy noise when pressing gas pedal?

Check your air cleaner/box, make sure it is all put together. If the latch is open where the filter goes or the lower part of the air box that has the open end by your left side air duct is loose or unattached it will make this hissing sound.

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You might be hearing the intake noise. Since the engine is close behind you, you can hear things that are normal, but in a front engined car you would not notice.
Either that, or he got the double-secret turbo pack...



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I heard the same noise and thought it might be the intake. They checked it at the 1000 mile service and they found a misaligned exhaust piece. It reduced the noise to what I would expect when they adjusted it.
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