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Old 12-09-2008, 11:52 PM
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Originally Posted by auditech79 View Post
Nope, you're looking at the gas cap or the filler neck assembly most likely.
Do you mind specifying what you mean by the gas cap (closes correctly as far as i can tell) and filler neck assembly im a bit of a noob Thanks.
 
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Old 12-10-2008, 12:02 AM
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The gas cap has a valve in it, you can only tell if its bad if someone pressure tests it. You can have a fuel smell just about anywhere though, is it inside the car or outside the car? Do you have a leak? PM me so we don't confuse the A6 members.
 
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Originally Posted by auditech79 View Post
Memohm, you should post a copy of that recall here so i can see what audi has for a fix to see if it coincides with my repair. It may very well be the same repair. What im thinking audi is gonna have the techs do is loosen the straps that hold the gas tank in place and let it hang on the rear axle, then opening up the service ports under the rear seat and trying to access the two front nipples from the service holes. However you wouldn't be able to reach the rear evap nipples that way.

NHTSA Official release

http://nhthqnwws112.odi.nhtsa.dot.go...8V157-4839.pdf

"Volkswagen is recalling 68,240 Audi A6 vehicles due to faulty gas tanks. Specifically the recall affects 2001-'04 Quattro models with the 2.7-, 2.8- or 3.0-liter engines and 2001-'05 Allroad Quattro cars with the 2.7- or 4.2-liter engines." ~ Edmunds
 

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^^^Why did you quote me, i was giving him info or an A4.
 
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I quoted the wrong post... obv
 
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Old 12-10-2008, 12:18 AM
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Ah, well that appears to be the same thing as im talking about so thats good to know. I'll change my original post.
 
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"The aging of the plastic material in the fuel tank rollover valve"

This seems to be the Canadian recall as well...

Auditech79, do you have concerns in regards of the efficiency of the proposed fix?
 
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:40 PM
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I can't say how well the fix will hold up, but i did see guys doing hack repairs that seemed to do the trick. I was never a hacker at the dealer so i did everything by the book. I would say if the person doing the recall doesn't repair it good enough or if it fails in the next year or so then you have grounds for a dispute. It will never be as good as a new tank though.
 
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Whats the going rate for a new tank installed? ~not at the dealer of course
 
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Hmmm, then the question would be:

in case of no odor complains - should one voluntarily undertake the recall-procedure or wait till some problems appear?
(my personal experience shows that preventive maintenance has to be done very wisely).

For how long are the recalls good for?

The warning from the recall letter is that failure of the rollover valve could cause a fire.
How serious a fire hazard would be?
 

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