Whistling noise at idle

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Whistling noise at idle

Postby honeybadgerrr » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:57 am

Hello Everyone!

I bought a 2008 Focus ST recently and I've been hearing a whistling noise at idle and when driving (it's not the turbo, that has it's own lovely noise), also when I get on and off the pedals (clutch and accelerator).
I've noticed this Image is open and I'm pretty sure it's not supposed to be like this?

Please can anyone tell me what this noise is and if the pic is at all related. Also if possible, a solution.

Here is the entire engine bay Image

Many thanks!

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Re: Whistling noise at idle

Postby Swanty » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:45 pm

Hey bud,

It sounds like its an Oil Filter Housing (OFH) issue, very common on the pre-facelift STs.

You can contact the following guys to help you out:
Hano from SAIC: 082 722 9020 (Douglasdale in JHB)
Deon from ACT: 083 266 2010 (Douglasdale in JHB)
Jaden from LRD: 073 287 1855 (EaSTrand somewhere)
Ashley: 084 258 3744 (EaSTrand womewhere)

Its a common issue but I would get it sorted out as soon as.

Good luck

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Re: Whistling noise at idle

Postby honeybadgerrr » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:32 am

Swanty wrote:Hey bud,

It sounds like its an Oil Filter Housing (OFH) issue, very common on the pre-facelift STs.

You can contact the following guys to help you out:
Hano from SAIC: 082 722 9020 (Douglasdale in JHB)
Deon from ACT: 083 266 2010 (Douglasdale in JHB)
Jaden from LRD: 073 287 1855 (EaSTrand somewhere)
Ashley: 084 258 3744 (EaSTrand womewhere)

Its a common issue but I would get it sorted out as soon as.

Good luck


Thanks so much for your help! I appreciate the phone numbers too. Super nice to see an active forum like this in south africa!!!!

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Re: Whistling noise at idle

Postby Zai » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:21 am

Have you checked that there is not a whistle stuck somewhere? :lol:
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Re: Whistling noise at idle

Postby honeybadgerrr » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:01 pm

It sounds like it!!

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