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I was just wondering if when accelerating, it's normal to hear a deep burp from the muffler between gears. I know it has something to do with the turbocharger, but this is the first car i've driven that has one, so I don't know how it's supposed to sound.

Also, I've noticed that in order to go completely straight, I have to tilt the steering wheel a bit to the left, and wanted to know what that's all about.

Lastly, I was wondering what happens when you break-in the car wrongly, because, like an idiot, I didn't read the section in the manual until about 800 miles, and I now realized that I broke it in all wrong. I wanted to know if it will perform noticeably worse, and if there's a way to fix my mistakes.

If anyone can help, it would be appreciated. I don't know much about the technical side of cars.
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well i can't help you with your first or third questions, but the second is quite easy.

you're alignment is off and thats why you need to hold the steering wheel to go straight. this could have been caused by something as simple as hitting a pot-hole that was too big. take it up to the dealership and ask them to re-align your car, if they're good and they do it right, you should notice a big difference.

good luck.
The gurgle between shifts is normal, more apparant when down shifting..
I haven't really encountered the first and I concur with 10bv01 that you need an alignment. The answer to the third I got from the dealer. He said that it should be kept below 4,000 rpm for the first 600 to 1,000 miles and that when the engine is built they use a computer program to break in the engine at the factory before installation. The break in period is mostly to make sure that all of the engine components settle in and work well together. There shouldn't be much to worry about. I say check your alignment and then let your Fast roam free.
Ok, thanks, I'll work on it and get back to yall.
So you have the DSG? I've noticed the gurgle too, most notably when shifting at high acceleration. I'm guessing part of it is due to the extremely quick shifting, but I've decided it's normal, if others like you hear the same thing.
Sounds like "Muffler bearings" to me but I could be wrong
I have no idea, because I have nothing to base it on. I don't know anyone else with a turbo, except my sister's VW Beetle turbo, but that thing doesn't sound quite as high-performance as my GTI.

Plus, I don't even know if it really has a turbo, because it sounds weak.
dont worry about it. its fine... plus it sounds nice :). way better then those civic aftermarket tin can exhausts haha
GTI MKV said:
dont worry about it. its fine... plus it sounds nice :). way better then those civic aftermarket tin can exhausts haha
True that.
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