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im new to the site,just say hi. i own a powder coaters i live in ladysmith love my smart car. i do have a queston when i give it gas it sounds like a bird in the motor, i dont know if it just the turbo.it is a diesel. thanks dan 

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Welcome to CsC.  If you can record and upload the sound you are hearing, someone may be able to tell if it is normal or not.

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Some turbocharger whistle is normal.

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Could be inlet duct before air box not correctly connected. Duct may be easily disturbed if engine subframe was lowered in the past by some insufficiency competent person. A fairly common condition on Smart cars serviced by dealer and garages. 

To check gently lever off disc covering air inlet at side. This disc has three legs. Use a fork tool to lever out each leg in stages. Make sure sleeve joint inboard of air intake is connected correctly. 

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