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Squeaks when cold

I only hear this squeaky noise when the engine is cold. If the weather is actually cold it seems a bit more noticable. When I captured this short recording the weather wasn't cold (about 75 degrees). After the engine warms up a bit I don't hear it anymore.

One person suggested it might be the water pump.
I thought maybe it was the heat shield but it seems snug (will check again).

Just wanted to see if someone recognizes it.

The video isn't the best but maybe you can hear it.

EDIT: Meant to add that it always sounds like it's coming from the right side.


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Seems like I caught a high pitched tick or squeak at 4-5 seconds but that's all. Slight exhaust leak at the belly? Some exhaust leaks will close up when warm. Could check the clamps for tightness.

If I was listening to it I would crack the throttle on/off to see how it changes.

Doesn't sound serious, so far. Funny, I can only hear it when I turn my head away from the speakers, and only in my bad ear.

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Funny, I can only hear it when I turn my head away from the speakers, and only in my bad ear.


I will have to try to get a better recording. It's always hard to localize it - other than from the right side somewhere. I didn't think about something around the belly.

Thanks for taking a listen



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