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  1. #1 Default Time for a new fuel pump? 
    It seems to be a common issue with the B7 S4's, even at only 36k miles. Everytime I prime the fuel pump by turning the key(not actually starting the car) i hear a loud whining, and it continues while I drive. It sounds like a whirring coming from the back seat possibly. It comes and goes, but the whining when priming just started. I have a First Mile extended warranty, and I'm hoping that I can find a shop that has worked with them in this area, if not I'll just take it to the dealer because I have a $100 deductible.


    Does anyone know about these warranties/does this sound like a fuel pump gone bad?
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve0827 View Post
    It seems to be a common issue with the B7 S4's, even at only 36k miles. Everytime I prime the fuel pump by turning the key(not actually starting the car) i hear a loud whining, and it continues while I drive. It sounds like a whirring coming from the back seat possibly. It comes and goes, but the whining when priming just started. I have a First Mile extended warranty, and I'm hoping that I can find a shop that has worked with them in this area, if not I'll just take it to the dealer because I have a $100 deductible.


    Does anyone know about these warranties/does this sound like a fuel pump gone bad?
    Check fuel pressure first. Easy to do and will help narrow down your problem.
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    its like a 15 minute job to change the fuel filter. There is an access door in the trunk.

    underneath the carpet and a black, circular disc with 3 phillips head screws.

    Go back there pull the access door and have a buddy prime the pump. If you can confirm that the pump is causing the noise replace it. (With an RS4 pump)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ESteid View Post
    its like a 15 minute job to change the fuel filter. There is an access door in the trunk.

    underneath the carpet and a black, circular disc with 3 phillips head screws.

    Go back there pull the access door and have a buddy prime the pump. If you can confirm that the pump is causing the noise replace it. (With an RS4 pump)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAW0330 View Post
    updated link, Eric
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    Thanks for the quick responses guys, I'll try this when I'm done with classes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve0827 View Post
    Thanks for the quick responses guys, I'll try this when I'm done with classes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 55fanatic View Post
    in for news about car fire at Bentley later
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    And now I'm scared
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    Actually there was a bus fire last night. Not my fault though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve0827 View Post
    Actually there was a bus fire last night. Not my fault though.
    Haha priceless!

    Honestly though, you dont even have to open the fuel tank to narrow down the issue. Just remove the carpet and the access panel to see if you can inpoint the noise. If you can confirm that the problem IS infact the fuel pump and you are still nervous I am sure there are plenty of people here who will help out.

    I'd even have you down to my place, but its an hour outside of the city, so its up to you.
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    If you have access to logging software, you can easily figure out if your pump is dying. A loud pump will indicate a choked up filter or a dying pump.

    Swapping it shouldn't be terribly difficult though. You could probably find a better pump that will be cheaper than OE, and will drop in. Changing the pump should take about an hour to do with a knowledgeable tech.
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