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Re: Buzzing noise from fuel tank

I hate to say this, but if it's a 5000 TQ your speaking about, I must
disagree.  My car was making what was only described as "fuel pump" noises
when I bought it with 89,000 miles on it.  I drove it like this for three
years and finally because I figured I was on "borrowed time, I put in a new
pump @ 146,960 miles. (This is all written down in the back of my Bentley).

Guess what ?? The new pump didn't sound any different, it still growns /
mowns away back there...its a noisey little sucker. At 207,000 and change it
sounds identical to when I bought it (with the old pump).  Is this a
standard "problem" that others have found ?

Joel Stetina  91 200Q Avant, 87 5000TQ, 79 323i, & two wheeled missles.
-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Arman <armanmik@n-jcenter.com>
To: quattro@coimbra.ans.net <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
Date: Tuesday, December 29, 1998 9:15 AM
Subject: Buzzing noise from fuel tank

>>From: "Hussey, Dan" <husseyd@rayovac.com>
>>Subject: Buzzing noise from fuel tank
>>There is a tremendous buzzzing sound comming from the back end of the car.
>>Sounds like the area of the fuel tank.  Does this mean I should replace
>>fuel pump (i.e. is it on it's way out)?  No problems otherwise.  Or, is
>>relatively normal?  Seems to quiet down a bit once warmed up.
>Change the big filter under the hood. It won't help, but most of our type
>44s need a new one anyway - but this is classic fuel pump about to die
>Mike Arman