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    Question Fuel sloshing around in tank......?

    I've had my 2004 PD130 sport saloon for about 6 weeks now and generally I'm very pleased with it....however...
    When I fill up the tank and then get stuck in some stop / start traffic, I can hear hear the fuel literally 'thumping' the tank!
    It gets better as the fuel level goes down and has pretty much gone when below half a tank.
    Is this normal...or am I crap, jerky driver (never had this problem in my previous two 3 Series' though )

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    Crap,jerky driver.
    Never heard this on mine before.

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    Good old james, say it how it is mate eh.

    Ive never heard of that either to be honest. Get your mrs or mate to have a drive when its full next time to see if it is your Crap jerky Driving..

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    Im only kidding
    Seriously though if your misses drives like mine it will sound worse.

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    I also have a 2004 130 and mine does it

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    My 2004 Tdi does it from about 3/4 tank downwards, and it frickin irritates the hell out of me, I think it may be more noticeable on diesels as the the fuel is thicker than petrol.???????
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    Mine's diesel.Not a 2004.

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    Yep. My 2004 130 also does it. I thought something was up with the rear suspension the first time I heard it.

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    My mates 1.9tdi does it too, on the rare occasions when the tight ******* fills up full tank. I think it's fairly common, as I've heard of this problem before.

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    Happens in my A6 1.9TDi, but only for first eighth of a full tank or so and its not really that intrusive.

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    Thanks for the replies everyone.
    Seems like it's a 'characteristic' of the car I'll have to get used to.
    Either that or turn the stereo up a bit more...

    With regard the the wife's driving, it's not that she does it so well, but that she can do it at all.......

    Cheers,


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    Remind me not to buy a 2004 model diesel then eh...

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    I wonder if there was ever a recall on this issue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niknak
    I wonder if there was ever a recall on this issue?
    Audi UK are a bunch of tight sods, they don't recall anything unless it's dangerous.

    The guys in the USA get much more in terms of customer service. Audi USA did a recall on coilpacks and fuel pumps to name a few. And most of the A4 1.8T owners I know get full leather, electric heated front and rear seats, electric rear windows, electric sunroof. It still amazes me that my Audi has got manual rear windows!

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    Quote Originally Posted by golf
    It still amazes me that my Audi has got manual rear windows!
    I was also amazed that my A4 had manual windows!

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    How often do you sit in the back?
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    When she is sat on my lap and i've got my hands full!

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    And during this time, you think about.....




    ...winding windows?
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    Turn the radio up, it hides a multitude of sins.
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    What model is yours mate?? I thought you had exactly same as me??

    Ive got rear electric, Only thing Im missing is Heated Seats!!

    Quote Originally Posted by golf
    Audi UK are a bunch of tight sods, they don't recall anything unless it's dangerous.

    The guys in the USA get much more in terms of customer service. Audi USA did a recall on coilpacks and fuel pumps to name a few. And most of the A4 1.8T owners I know get full leather, electric heated front and rear seats, electric rear windows, electric sunroof. It still amazes me that my Audi has got manual rear windows!

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    Im genuinely shocked that you get keep fit windows in the rear.

    Thats first on the shopping list then
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    Rear electric windows were an option on Standard and Sport specs. I think they came with the SE spec and also on all V6, V8 cars

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    Not on the SE specced one Im looking at.
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    Thread revival!

    Just filled mine up a bit more than usual for the first time and noticed it was doing the same thing. Mines a 2002 Sport. Did anyone find out whether this is something wrong or just a 'characteristic' of the car...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrismawa View Post
    Thread revival!

    Just filled mine up a bit more than usual for the first time and noticed it was doing the same thing. Mines a 2002 Sport. Did anyone find out whether this is something wrong or just a 'characteristic' of the car...?
    Mine does the same (53 plate TDI) I think it has to be due to the design/shape of the tank which makes it amplify the sound of diesel moving around. I thought my exhaust or rear suspension was on it's way out when I first heard it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnut View Post
    Mine does the same (53 plate TDI) I think it has to be due to the design/shape of the tank which makes it amplify the sound of diesel moving around. I thought my exhaust or rear suspension was on it's way out when I first heard it!
    Strange for an Audi to be doing this like! I'll just have to get used to it or keep my fuel below 1/2 a tank haha. Yeah it does sound like somethings bust the first time you here it!

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    Trust me that noise im getting seems like a thud on mine with the fuel also sloshing around. I dont suppose the actual fuel tank is moving. Is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SL11CKK View Post
    Trust me that noise im getting seems like a thud on mine with the fuel also sloshing around. I dont suppose the actual fuel tank is moving. Is it?
    Mine is more like a thud too I guess that's because diesel has a much higher density than petrol. If your fuel tank was moving or lose I would expect this to be picked up on an MOT pretty sharpish.

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    It does put me at ease knowing its not suspension related. So all is good again. Lol

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    Ive got a pd130 2002 and I have the same issue, first thought it was something underneath the car or on the rear suspension. Until filling up more than half tank the noise changes lol.

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    Yeah mines a sloshing and soometimes a thud. Strange as it seems different people have it happen at different fuel levels...

 

 

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