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My car has startled to have a little pop when revved to around 3k and a little breathe sound if low low rev. It's just started doing it more to now the servicing oil/filter is due nearer. Does anyone else have these too?
 

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Mine pops and rasps all the time if you change gear rite you can get it to bang

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while on the topic (and because i'm really a child) has anyone managed to spit flames without a turbo?
 
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Normal. The amount of popping will vary from car to car and cat condition, whether there are any cats at all, different exhausts etc etc.

I hate it personally but each to our own
I have noticed since I have done the chains, fitted the milltek and now the 200 cell cats mine pops a lot.
It's as you pull away part throttle and change gear.
What is the cause of this? Over fueling?
At the moment I kind of like it, but not sure if over time it's gonna annoy me.
would a remap stop or lessen the popping?
 

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I have noticed since I have done the chains, fitted the milltek and now the 200 cell cats mine pops a lot.
It's as you pull away part throttle and change gear.
What is the cause of this? Over fueling?
At the moment I kind of like it, but not sure if over time it's gonna annoy me.
would a remap stop or lessen the popping?
Yeah it's unburned fuel exploding in the exhaust. The standard exhaust and cats do a good job of muffling it, on the MK4 at least.
It's a big engine with lots of air and fuel blasting through it!
Yeah it can be mapped out by making it run leaner around the over-run load sites.
 

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When I tested an ST 2.5 I loved how you could make it bang, never had it on the R32, it burbles but I wouldn't say pops.
 

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No mine's fairly consistent

There's a lot of potential sources for air leaks on the R32. Wasn't there an issue with injector o rings leaking on MK4 Rs?
 
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