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I've got a stock '00 GT, and since I've had it, whenever I seriously hit the gas, there's this sucking sound before the engine revs. Is that the engine choking to get air or what? What mod would fix that? A CAI?
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Its just normal air that the engine is sucking in. Generally a cold air intake will make it louder..least in my experience. Are u sure the car has a air silencer on it still?
 

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Like mbh said, a CAI will make it noticably louder.
 

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Pop the hood. Stand over by the air filter and feather the throttle (pull on metal bar attached to throttle body). Do it slow and let the RPMs ramp up. Then hit it quick and listen for the sound. If it is a sucking sound from the general area of the filter then it is the CAI. Double check though, to make sure it is securely bolted to the intake pipe.
If the sound is not from the filter area then you ay have a vacuum leak. I had a similar problem and it was a vacuum leak where my stock plenum and IAC valve plate were not sitting flush and a new gasket did not fix it. (Had to get a new plenum, works great now).
Just make sure it is a sucking sound from the filter and you will be fine.
 

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ACTUALLY, the sucking sound is the noise heard when the wallet in your pocket is being emptied of the green folding paper inside by the "excessive" consumption of petroleum bi-products.

Why don't we trade oil for food? Let's see those guys grow their own corn in that desert; or drink that oil instead of water for a while........and see just how quickly the price of a barrel comes down.
 
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Fiat Freak said:
ACTUALLY, the sucking sound is the noise heard when the wallet in your pocket is being emptied of the green folding paper inside by the "excessive" consumption of petroleum bi-products.

Why don't we trade oil for food? Let's see those guys grow their own corn in that desert; or drink that oil instead of water for a while........and see just how quickly the price of a barrel comes down.

Thats pretty funny and true Fiat but lets keep it on topic for 00BlueGTvert so he can get some more ideas and input. I am sure we could make a whole thread about this in the community lounge and get lots of amusing answers.

00BlueGTvert: If you do find out its just your air intake and it bothers you, don't get a CAI, it will make it louder. I am not saying it botheres ya, just saying if it does. I actually like the sound from mine. Sounds pretty cool. My mac CAI on my 95 v6 whistled VERY loud.
 

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I say if you figure out that it's the intake whistling and it really bothers you, get you exhaust done....you'll never hear it again.
 

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thanks for input

Thanks so much everybody. New to the site, and took a couple of times just to find my dang post. It's not that the noise bothers me. It does sound kinda cool. I haven't started mod-ing yet (funds issue). But it just sounds like lost power, or possible problem, and since it's still stock, I thought maybe someone would have heard a similar sound before their tuning. I'll try throttling from under the hood, and see what I can hear. I don't think the sound is there when I ramp up slow, but I'll check that too. I haven't removed anything, so unless the dealer took it out, if it came with an "air silencer" on it, it should still be there. How would I check that? And pardon my ignorance, but what the heck is a "plenum" and where would I see it?
Thanks again everyone.
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The plenum is the upper intake that is made of aluminum. The factory ones has the Pony plaque on it. The throttle body is also connected to it.
 
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