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Hi Guys

I bought my dream R8 finally a few weeks ago and I am loving it. It's a 2013 Gen 1 V10 Plus (the face-lifted version), 22k miles, ceramic brakes, S Tronic etc.

I have noticed that I get a whistle sometimes when slowing down (below 10 mph) and starting, I was wondering if it is the known tyre noise (or ceramic noise?), I think it is tyre noise but would like to be sure. I have taken it into a local Audi specialist independent garage and they cannot find anything wrong with the car having checked it all over. I did today check all the tyre pressures and they were not right, so I corrected them and it is alot better, it was doing it all the time, but now it is only happening now and again, doesn't seem to matter if the car is warm or cold, and is only below 10/20 mph. The noise is with the wheel straight, it's not from turning the wheel. I managed to sample it on the phone, and have uploaded it to my dropbox:

Whistle m4a

The slowing down is about 2 seconds in, then 12 seconds in when accelerating.

I have Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres on it, I also think the wheels need a balance, as there seems to be weights missing, but I am going to get the wheels refurbished next week and re-balanced so that will knock that potential problem off the list.

Just want to know really if anyone can tell me for sure that's the wheel noise or something else - gulp!

Thanks for any help anyone can offer

Cheers

David
 

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I'm going to get the wheels refurbished tomorrow, but I'd still be very interested if anyone had any ideas about the noise, thanks.
 

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Congrats on the new car.

Strange one! I have PS4S along with a good few others on here and have never heard of them making the sound you describe. Ceramic brakes on the other hand can make something along the lines of a whistle or squeak at slow speeds.
 
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Hi Trev450

Thanks for the reply, I was hoping it would be a known noise to R8 owners!!! I wondered if it could be the ceramics but my foot is not on the brakes when it happens? I guess I'll end up in the Audi garage to see if it's anything to worry about, other than that, the car drives like a dream and the Audi specialist indy couldn't find anything wrong with it (y)
 

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If you are within a reasonable distance to Swindon then Ricky at RE Performance is the go-to-guy for anything R8. I'm a 2 hour drive away but wouldn't go anywhere else.
 

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Thanks Trev450 I'll bear that in mind, Swindon is around 2 hours ish from me as well. Thanks for the help
 
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