Just got Cab three days ago. On highway get sound that sounds like turbo whine...is it the tires?

Asked by Jan 03, 2007 at 08:13 PM about the 2007 Audi S4 Cabriolet Quattro

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Again...just got 2007 S4 Cabby...love it...However, on highway I get this turbo like whine...when I drop out of gear it is still there, so it isn't the dirve train...Could it be the Michelin tires?
Or maybe, after driving cushy cars for so long, I just don't get it.

2 Answers

14,450

Hello jparo-- I can't give you a 100 percent answer via cyberspace (because I can't hear that specific sound), but a real good mechanic who worked for me one time always kept reminding me that the tires are the only place that your car touches the road. Therefore a lot of those type sounds are indeed caused by the tires. The Michelins on my car make a similar sound. Get used to it and enjoy that new car. Drive carefully. Good luck from Bovan

35

jparo - I also have an S4 Cab and was somewhat surprised by a whining / whistling sound that my car makes. However, in mind, it is at certain RPMs (typically around 2500 / 4000), and only for the first 5 - 10 minutes of operation. I was informed by my Audi mechanic that this is not to be alarmed over as it is a function of the chain-driven technology and the mechanism for lubricating the chain. Apparently, all Audis that have the 4.2L V8 have this issue, but is not a mechanical problem. Does this reflect your issue?

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Audi S4 Questions

Audi S4 Experts

#1 Cynergyzed
Cynergyzed
Reputation 170
#2 Ryan Conde
Ryan Conde
Reputation 150
#3 bachmusic
bachmusic
Reputation 110
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Audi A4
198 Great Deals out of 10,847 listings starting at $1,333
Used Audi S5
38 Great Deals out of 1,077 listings starting at $14,500
Used BMW 3 Series
1,071 Great Deals out of 34,811 listings starting at $900
Used BMW M3
62 Great Deals out of 1,901 listings starting at $6,999
Used Audi S6
11 Great Deals out of 312 listings starting at $10,995
Used Audi A6
128 Great Deals out of 6,677 listings starting at $2,495
Used Audi S3
7 Great Deals out of 587 listings starting at $26,397
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
538 Great Deals out of 30,629 listings starting at $1,000
Used Audi RS 4
40 listings starting at $15,995
Used Audi A5
99 Great Deals out of 2,848 listings starting at $8,495
Used BMW 5 Series
505 Great Deals out of 14,758 listings starting at $1,375
Used Ford Mustang
331 Great Deals out of 45,523 listings starting at $2,000
Used Subaru Impreza WRX STi
26 Great Deals out of 591 listings starting at $8,991
Used BMW M5
25 Great Deals out of 625 listings starting at $10,500

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Audi S4 For Sale
156 listings starting at $55,175
2016 Audi S4 For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 39 listings starting at $33,995
2015 Audi S4 For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 70 listings starting at $32,900
2014 Audi S4 For Sale
177 listings starting at $26,488
2013 Audi S4 For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 119 listings starting at $21,843