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Dripping noise after a spirited drive.
« on: October 10, 2014, 09:13:55 pm »
Evening ladies and gentlemen.  Just filled up the GTI and took her for a good old drive with a friend  Pulled up after a while and noticed a constant deep dripping noise from the fuel tank,  with the engine turned off. Any ideas what it could be?   


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Re: Dripping noise after a spirited drive.
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2014, 09:23:38 pm »
Just unused fuel returning to the tank i would imagine  :happy2:

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Re: Dripping noise after a spirited drive.
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2014, 09:51:45 pm »
I thought it was that but It carried in for the thirty minutes wwe were pulled up .
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Re: Dripping noise after a spirited drive.
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2014, 10:37:29 pm »
As above, should be just the fuel return.

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Re: Dripping noise after a spirited drive.
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2014, 07:16:47 pm »
Mine does that too, even if I haven't been pushing it particulary hard!
Hasn't blown up yet!!  :driver:
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Re: Dripping noise after a spirited drive.
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2014, 10:58:57 pm »
Maybe the sound of the exhaust pipework cooling down? The '32 makes a lot of 'ting...tingtingting..ting' noises after a blast  :wink:
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Re: Dripping noise after a spirited drive.
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2014, 12:00:44 am »
Fuel return . Didn't notice mine until about 3 weeks after the air went on.

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Re: Dripping noise after a spirited drive.
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2014, 12:07:01 am »
I get this. When i open the fuel cap the pressure releases and noise stops.
« Last Edit: October 14, 2014, 12:13:59 am by dazza »

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Re: Dripping noise after a spirited drive.
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2020, 07:55:31 pm »
Same on mine today. Any solution? It stoped after open the fuel tank cap and I hear a aspiration noise during a second.

It can be the canister?

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Re: Dripping noise after a spirited drive.
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2021, 08:12:44 am »
To resurrect…

My car is doing exactly this. I understand the logic of fuel return and how fuel systems work… but I have never owned a car that makes this much noise and it would surprise me if VW designed them that way.

Is there a vent or something somewhere that could be blocked? So the bubbling noise is air going up the return line or something like that?