Hi. I am a proud owner of a 2012 Elantra GLS(auto 1.8) and i like to use the sport mode "Shiftronic" all the time. When I started using it, i noticed a nice quick woosh sound almost like a mini turbo, only when i shift at 5500 to 6000 rpm. it sounds like air pressure releasing when i shift at high rpms.
obviously, i do not have a turbocharged engine, but its a pretty loud sound, people can hear it outside of my car if within 15 feet. I have noticed this for the past year and a half but never found out what it was. I will say that I have added a short ram intake into the car, but I have heard this sound way before I put the intake in. There was no change of sound when I added the intake, so it is not intake related. And I know what intake sound is. note it only happens when shifting at high rpms, with my foot still on the gas pedal. it gets louder with higher rpms. it sounds like compressed air being released. Like air is building with rpm, then releasing at shifts. Im not mechanically inclined but I believe that is what it is.
I am wondering if anybody knows what exactly is causing the sound(what parts) and if it could be stressing my car if done too often? thanks in advance.