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Any other manual owners notice howling coming from in front of the firewall, on first starting in cold weather, and improving by pressing the clutch in? Lasts a minute or two and never comes back during the day. Kind of strange. Brand new 2020 2.0T with 1300 miles of service. Has no effect on shifting, and it only happens occasionally three times in the last month, only on the first start of the day.
 

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Any other manual owners notice howling coming from in front of the firewall, on first starting in cold weather, and improving by pressing the clutch in? Lasts a minute or two and never comes back during the day. Kind of strange. Brand new 2020 2.0T with 1300 miles of service. Has no effect on shifting, and it only happens occasionally three times in the last month, only on the first start of the day.
I get this noise ALL the time when it's cold. And yes, it always goes away when it's warmed up. I have around 9000 miles on mine and it's done it since new.

I attributed it to gear noise that was more audible when the fluid was cold. The times I've noticed it, the car has been frosted over and I forgot my ice scraper and had to sit and let it warm up before I could leave work (night shift worker here). When that happens, I hold the engine at 2500-3000 rpm to warm it up faster. That's the time when I notice the noise - a high pitched whine that goes away when depressing the clutch.

Is the pilot bearing the same as the input shaft bearing? And I'm assuming it is lubricated by the transmission fluid?
 

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I have the same issue. Has a anyone taken it to the dealer to look at it. I only have 12k on my car.
I'm afraid that they will either use the "we cannot replicate the issue" or that it is a normal sound excuse.
 

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My Chevy pickup with 256K miles on it makes noises similar.
 

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When I park outside and first start the car I hear it myself, goes away after a min. Meh...nothing to lose sleep over.
 
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