Here's the deal:
2008 GTI FSI 6 speed with just over 60k.
Almost completely stock, just a K&N panel filter. Timing belt, tensioner,& water pump replaced under powertrain warranty at 50k for a ticking tensioner.
I'm getting a whining noise. Rev dependent, but not speed dependent, so I've narrowed it down to the rotating assembly. Seems to only last for the first few minutes the engine is running, then fades away.
No knocking, unusual ticking, CELs, or notable loss of performance.
I'd expect a alternator bearing to continue the whole time while driving. Could be a power steering pump, but no steering performance issues. Noise doesn't change with AC on or off.
I'm afraid it's a turbo issue(bearing or oiling). The car is paid off, and I'd rather not pick up a new payment. But I'm not planning on dropping major coin to rebuild motors or replace turbos.
Any thoughts or similar experiences?