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Kevin McMurtrie
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      05-12-2011
When I open the door of my 2007 A3 3.2 after the car has been locked for
a while, electric motors whir for about three seconds. What's it doing?
It sounds a bit like it could be opening cabin air vents, but the sound
is difficult to locate.
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Kevin McMurtrie
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      05-13-2011
In article <4dcb7669$0$60306$(E-Mail Removed)>,
Kevin McMurtrie <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> When I open the door of my 2007 A3 3.2 after the car has been locked for
> a while, electric motors whir for about three seconds. What's it doing?
> It sounds a bit like it could be opening cabin air vents, but the sound
> is difficult to locate.


Tonight it was quiet in the garage and I could hear humming and gurgling
when I opened the door. It's the fuel system priming.
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      05-13-2011
On May 13, 8:43 am, Kevin McMurtrie <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> In article <4dcb7669$0$60306$(E-Mail Removed)>,
> Kevin McMurtrie <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
> > When I open the door of my 2007 A3 3.2 after the car has been locked for
> > a while, electric motors whir for about three seconds. What's it doing?
> > It sounds a bit like it could be opening cabin air vents, but the sound
> > is difficult to locate.

>
> Tonight it was quiet in the garage and I could hear humming and gurgling
> when I opened the door. It's the fuel system priming.


I think Audi is running out of space under A3 hood and is offloading
non essentials such as A/C into the doors :^)
 
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      05-14-2011
On Thu, 12 May 2011 22:43:53 -0700, against all advice, something
compelled Kevin McMurtrie <(E-Mail Removed)>, to say:

> In article <4dcb7669$0$60306$(E-Mail Removed)>,
> Kevin McMurtrie <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
> > When I open the door of my 2007 A3 3.2 after the car has been locked for
> > a while, electric motors whir for about three seconds. What's it doing?
> > It sounds a bit like it could be opening cabin air vents, but the sound
> > is difficult to locate.

>
> Tonight it was quiet in the garage and I could hear humming and gurgling
> when I opened the door. It's the fuel system priming.



My TT does the same thing, and I suspected it was the fuel pump
getting ready to do its thing.
 
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