Fuel leak near passenger rear door - need to recreate
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    Fuel leak near passenger rear door - need to recreate

    Hello,

    I know this has been posted a few times and I know what probably needs to be done but everytime I take the care into the dealership it does not leak! From the other threads I have read it is because the pressure equalizes and the leak stops once the car has been running for about 10 minutes.

    I could just get them to replace the filter and hoses but I would rather they see the leak and determine for themselves what the issue is, that way they will warranty the work & parts.

    Every morning when I start her up in the driveway, it drips fuel. I drive out to work, stop about 15 minutes into the trip to check for the leak and it isn't dripping any longer. I have taken it to the dealer 3 times and it has never leaked, so I can't recreate the issue.

    Is there any way I could reproduce the condition with the pressure in the fuel filter? Would filling some gas make a difference? Just opening the fuel tank?

    Thanks,

    Kevin
    99 B5 1.8T 5M 258K

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    How about leaving the car with them overnight? I know it is a PITA, but it would allow them to see it at start up.

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    KDX - that's the planB :-) They don't have the parts, so if I can reproduce the leak today, they'll order the parts and I'll have it done by Thursday. If they don't get to ordering tomorrow, it gets pushed out to Friday. That's the main reason I wanted to try an expedite it.

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    been there
    just need to tigthen/replace the screw clamps of the hoses on the fuel filter

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