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Its like the fuel pump cycling on and off... just a second or two at a time....
kinda makes a sound like distant horn honking.... This has just started in the past few days...
It only does it when i've driven for a while (at least 10-15 minutes or more)
I shut the car down and can hear it from inside... and then you can even hear it about 25 feet away at the front door!!!
honk.... hooonnnkkkk.......... honk........honk........ hoooonnnnnkkkk
not sure how long it does this for.... but if you sit by the back of the car you can hear what sounds like spilling fuel.
Is this something that is normal???? Is it the fuel pump or is there something else in there cycling unused fuel back intot he tank or something??
 

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Re: Honking noise from around gas tank after car is turned off? (Rave'nGTi)

BWWWAAAAHHHH HA HA HA HA!
Dani... I'm sorry. But the title of this thread... LOL! I just had this mental sound bite/image go through my head, and it make me seriously laugh out loud! LOL!
Sorry that I can't help... but if it's any consolation, you totally just made my day!
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Re: Honking noise from around gas tank after car is turned off? (ONEsickVDUB)

isnt it obvious?
youve got a canadian goose trapped in there!
happy Tartan Day to all!
 

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Re: Honking noise from around gas tank after car is turned off? (KOMET155)

ok seriously people...
Is the fuel pump supposed to be cycling on and off like that if its even the fuel pump... Or is mine got some weird electrical gremlin causing something kindof like the opposite of a short circuit??
OR is there a seperate recirculation pump in the tank that cycles unused/unburned fuel back into the tank like an emmisions kind of thing?
whichever it is... is it supposed to be so loud that you can hear it over 25 feet away?
 

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Re: Honking noise from around gas tank after car is turned off? (Rave'nGTi)

yeah i've experienced the noise too. i first heard it in the summer during high heat days. i'm not sure if that has anything to do with it. i think that it might be the return line not sure though. so ttt
 

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Re: Honking noise from around gas tank after car is turned off? (Rave'nGTi)

I know what your talking about but I don't know what it is.
 

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Re: Honking noise from around gas tank after car is turned off? (Rave'nGTi)

well, when in doubt, get it checked out
 

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Re: Honking noise from around gas tank after car is turned off? (ckelly)

I've not heard a noise like that... only the one when I open my door.
btw dani, your site's lookin really nice.
 

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Re: Honking noise from around gas tank after car is turned off? (Rave'nGTi)

Somebody replaced your gas tank with a NOS tank, probably.
 

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Re: Honking noise from around gas tank after car is turned off? (jaydub)

A canadian goose...

LMAO
http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
Sorry, I have no idea what that could be but your friendly local dealer will...
BTW... My car still isn't on your site!!!
 

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Re: Honking noise from around gas tank after car is turned off? (ze)

HAHAHA your a pimp with your honking you must get the ladys when your car goes honk.... hooonnnkkkk.......... honk........honk........ hoooonnnnnkkkk!
Well i hope someone else can help you with your problem ttt!
 

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Re: Honking noise from around gas tank after car is turned off? (bahnblitz)

Bawwhawhawhaw! ROTFLMAO!
Canadian Goose. man that sounds fudged! For real, get the Honking Gas Tanked to the Doc. That is not normal.
Meep-beep
 

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Re: Honking noise from around gas tank after car is turned off? (bahnblitz)

quote:[HR][/HR]HAHAHA your a pimp with your honking you must get the ladys when your car goes honk.... hooonnnkkkk.......... honk........honk........ hoooonnnnnkkkk![HR][/HR]​
Dude Dani's a Woman!!
 

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Re: Honking noise from around gas tank after car is turned off? (DGMVW)

I know exactly what she's talking about, mine did it too. I thought it was the rear springs or something, like decompressing.

It sounds like I ran over a goose and it is drowning under my car.
Patrick
 

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Re: Honking noise from around gas tank after car is turned off? (DGMVW)

quote:[HR][/HR]HAHAHA your a pimp with your honking you must get the ladys when your car goes honk.... hooonnnkkkk.......... honk........honk........ hoooonnnnnkkkk!
Dude Dani's a Woman!!
[HR][/HR]​
Nobody said she couldn't get the ladies.....or a canadian goose


[Modified by 207gti, 8:54 PM 4-4-2002]
 

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Re: Honking noise from around gas tank after car is turned off? (207gti)

quote:[HR][/HR] Nobody said she couldn't get the ladies.....[HR][/HR]​
Ha...yeah I thought about that, but didn't think that I would post it...
Dani, sounds like it's normal, but have the dealer look at it anyway...
 

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Re: Honking noise from around gas tank after car is turned off? (Rave'nGTi)

i dunno what it is iether
a few times i was too tired to get out of my car so i just sat in it for awhile adn then i hear this quiet moaning (
) noise coming from the rear of my car.. (
) ... ( im setting myself up for that)
anyways
it sounds like a dying dog or something haha its really quiet tho
quite funny to hear ...
i don't htink its aynthing serious..
it sort of sounds like something from the suspension
 

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Re: Honking noise from around gas tank after car is turned off? (BronFuFu)

ok check this out...
I sat by the pass side rear tire and filmed.... sometimes when it makes the noise I can hear what sounds like gas pouring back into the fuel tank.
I'll be at the dealer tomorow for tint... i'll ask the service dept if its normal or not!
take a looksee... errr listen... you might have to cut and paste.... let it load completely first
http://www.vwstreet.com/honk.mpeg

Its deffinately the fuel pump or something in the tank... because when I shut the car off today it was like the pump kept running.... for almost a full minute straight it hummed along... then it shut off and started the on off thing that makes it sound like honking.... It did that for over 5 minutes before it finally went quiet!


[Modified by Rave'nGTi, 8:07 PM 4-4-2002]
 

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Re: Honking noise from around gas tank after car is turned off? (Rave'nGTi)

Sounds like a foghorn. Weird. I don't get that from mine. Take it to the stealership Dani.
 

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Re: Honking noise from around gas tank after car is turned off? (essemm)

don't bother with the dealer, don't waste your time, that's just your fuel pump priming. When you first open the door, the fuel pump primes. On most FI cars, this happens when the ignition switch is activated, VW decided to do it another way, maybe because people just turn the key to start without letting it prime a little, this way, it gets a chance to prime before the key is turned. Don't worry about it, I get it too.
[edit] hmmmm, it happens after you get out of the car, and continues as you walk away?? Maybe there really is something wrong, I guess take it to the dealer.


[Modified by gintaras, 7:34 PM 4-4-2002]
 
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