What does a normal stock 2011 WRX turbo sound like?
Just bought a 2011 Subaru WRX premium, 13k miles, everything stock performance wise. I'm still on my first tank of premium and recently a couple of times the car has taken 5+ seconds to start, the smell of fuel getting into the cabin. I'm going to take it back to the dealer to be looked at soon to do some bitching, but my friend (who is a mechanic) and I were curious on what a stock turbo sounds like?
The reason I ask is because it sounds a bit like a space ship, to put it in super technical terms, and he says he's never heard a turbo sound like that before. He works at a Hyundai dealership so he isn't as familiar with these, and I'm a bit of a newb at cars, so I thought this might be a good spot to ask. After I told him about the start problems, he suspected maybe an exhaust leak in the turbo. Carfax showed that the turbo was replaced/repaired at one time. Thoughts?