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  1. Stock type s sounds like I have a turbo

    Problems & Solutions RSX
    Hey guys I just purchased a 05 type s with 83k miles a month or two ago. (4th owner) I am hearing a loud hissing or intake noise sound coming from the bay that sounds like a turbo. I hear it clear as day throughout any rpm range. When I press the clutch in and the rpms fall the noise dissipates...
  2. K tuned header leak sounds horrible

    Bolt-On Basics: RSX Type-S
    hey so i just installed k tuned header on my 06 type s i bolted it up temporarily with my stock exhaust and it sounds like pure garbage sounds like i just have a serious exhaust leak even though there isn't one it was installed professionally and i inspected it as well apparently the header its...
  3. Vtec no longer engages, lacks power, and sounds different

    Forum Threads
    So, i drive a 02 rsx type s. i did an oil change and changed the spark plugs. I always run with Royal Purple with the K&N oil filter. I usually use NGK plugs but i decided to try out bosch. I cranked the car on once i was done and noticed that the car sounded different and drove very sluggish...
  4. Drove my car through a bad rainstorm.. very boggy n sluggish and sounds like a subi?

    Problems & Solutions RSX
    Hi all, I drove my car through a pretty bad rainstorm this morning and started noticing halfway through my drive that the car started to sound really boggy and vibrate (my car is pretty low too). I immediately turned my car off and waited for about 10 minutes then turned it back on. It turned...
  5. Car sounds very choppy

    Problems & Solutions RSX
    Ok so every once in a while when i start my car it sounds very choppy almost as if it had cams. Sometimes if i turn the car off and on the sound will go away. The sputtering can be heard at idle and when driving but it doesn't affect the idle. is it possibly the spark plugs?
  6. Which catback sounds similar to these?

    Bolt-On Basics: RSX (Base)
    I wanna get an exhaust for my base RSX, and I have found exhausts that I really like, but are only made for the type S. I have searched google and through these forums, but can't find one. I really like the borla exhausts, and the Fujitsubo powergetter/legalis R, but those are only made for the...
  7. Buzzing/rattling sounds and P0139 Error code

    Problems & Solutions RSX
    Hey guys, A couple weeks ago I started noticing buzzing noises at certain rpms in all gears, specifically around 2800-3000 rpms. I had recently purchased my '05 type-s so I decided to take it the dealer to get a diagnosis on the car so I could have an idea of what i needed to take care of in...
  8. My rsx sounds like a subaru

    Problems & Solutions RSX
    Yesterday i did a little vtec pull, as i went from 2nd to 3rd reving at about 7k to 8k the motor just died out and was wanting to turn off, so i pushed in the clutch to let it turn off and pulled to the side of the road. Waited about 10 min or so and tryed cranking, Nothing so i gave it some gas...
  9. Music sounds muffled ... and quiet

    Car Audio, Security, & Electronics RSX
    Car got broken into so i bought a new HU AMP and Sub. installed it all yesterday but for some reason when i power on the HU, the music plays but its so muffled i can barely hear it when its max volumed. i am bypassing the bose sub too. any idea what might be the issue? thanks guys.
  10. Weird start up noise (sounds like a rush of air, no grinding)

    Problems & Solutions RSX
    I noticed this weird noise when I start my car sometimes, it sounds like a rush of air. Doesn't sound like grinding or rattling. Literally like a burst of air for a second and then it stops. Anyone know what it could be? It's starting to piss me off lol
  11. **got a sample clip**whistling sounds right after turning car off

    Problems & Solutions RSX
    i have a situation wher i get a whistling sound for like 4 seconds after i turn car off.its not the cai noise u hear when u turn it off, more like a high pitch actual whistle.any ideas? its a 06 5-spd with injen cai, greddy tic n few other has like 120k miles n bought her new..have...
  12. Squeaking sounds when I turn the wheel

    Problems & Solutions EP3
    My 2004 EP3 steering starts to squeak when I turn the wheel. Usually occurs when I drive on the freeway for a while. I turn the wheel left and right and it just starts squeaking.. Any help? Thanks!
  13. Sounds like we're screwed. (Smog STAR program has been implemented)

    Southern Cali
    Just did some digging, my landlord came to my house today and turns out he can't pay for the repairs to make his car pass smog. And turns out he can't "pass" at any regular smog shop now, he has to go to a STAR certified. And the repair cost on that car will be ridiculous! Seems you get...
  14. Squeaking Sounds Coming from Engine Bay.

    Problems & Solutions RSX
    Hello! I have an '02 RSX-S with 111,xxx miles on it. Car is completely stock with the exception of a CC stage 1.5 clutch and lightweight flywheel. Recently, I've started to experience a moderately audible (mosquito/mouse-like) squeak coming from the passenger side of the engine bay. Here's...
  15. squeaking sounds

    Problems & Solutions RSX
    My front driver side is making squeaking sounds from somewhere by the wheels. When i reverse or drive at low speed it squeaks until i step on the breaks. The squeaking sound goes away as soon as my foot step on the breaks, do anyone have any info what can cause this or what it is? Its a very...
  16. Resonator broke sounds like sand?

    Bolt-On Basics: RSX Type-S
    I got a greddy sp2 but the b pipe but the resonator sounds like there's broken peices inside when I pick it up and Down. Like deteriorated rock and sand. I haven't tried it on the Rsx yet, but should I go ahead and order another resonator? Or you think it will be fine? I wanna do it right the...
  17. tranny problem.. sounds like marbles in itwhen i shift

    Problems & Solutions RSX
    Hey what's up crsx.. I'm have a problem when I shift.. no matter what gear I shift too I hear as if therre were marbles in my tranny.. it only happens when the clutch is pushed in shifting.. and sometime when I'm just cruising letting go of the throttle... What could ne the problem :(
  18. weird sounds from clutch and wheels

    Problems & Solutions RSX
    OK so I think my clutch just needs to be lubed but idk. When I push it in it makes a metal on metal grinding sound and the same noise on the way out. What do I do. I'm thinking of getting the omni fmc but no funds. LOL. Like that's true. But yeah so I'm clueless about this never messed around...
  19. Clutch pedal causing squeeking sounds

    Problems & Solutions RSX
    I have two problems coming from my clutch pedal. One squeeking noise comes from the inside of the car in the clutch pedal assembly. I put some grease in there and it didnt fix the problem. The other noise it makes is in the engine bay. I found out where it is but i have no idea how to fix it...
  20. Car sounds like a lawnmower when i accelerate. more details inside.

    Problems & Solutions RSX
    Whenever i give it some gas car sounds like a lawn mower idling or like a paper hitting a fan. Its only when i give it gas.