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I have just noticed that my fuel filler flap is sitting slightly proud of the bodywork. I have had a look at how it is attached and there doesnt seem to be a way to adjust the cover. Does anybody know any different ?
 

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Mine is slightly above the line of the bodywork as well. Not all that noticible though.

You should phone up your dealership and see if they could adjust it?
 

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While we're on the subject of fuel fillers... Audi design fault (or cost cutting): the lack of water drainage around the filler hole itself. How did that one get away. My old A6 had a small drainage hole that removed excess rain water/fuel down a line inside the car, draining just behind the rear tyre. On the A5, you just get a small puddle sitting there. Not impressed.
 

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While we're on the subject of fuel fillers... Audi design fault (or cost cutting): the lack of water drainage around the filler hole itself. How did that one get away. My old A6 had a small drainage hole that removed excess rain water/fuel down a line inside the car, draining just behind the rear tyre. On the A5, you just get a small puddle sitting there. Not impressed.
Yea, and as soon as you start moving, the puddle runs out and leaves a bit wet mark along the car. Even worse if it's a puddle of diesel, then you get all the sh*t of the day sticking to it.
 

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Sounds like you guys may have a blocked drainage pipe as mine does drain correctly.

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Just filled up tonight and mine had a lovely puddle inside - it's gathering the plastic mounting rather than the filler cap itself of course.

Didn't use to do this before so I'm assuming it's just become blocked. It's hardly interfering with the fuel filling process so no great shakes ... another to add to the list of minor irritations to be presented at servicing some time in the next couple of weeks.
 

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Yea, and as soon as you start moving, the puddle runs out and leaves a bit wet mark along the car. Even worse if it's a puddle of diesel, then you get all the sh*t of the day sticking to it.
Thanks all. Very useful - especially Morski producing a technical drawing!

I thought I didn't have a hole. Just been out to check, and I have a hole. But it's covered with a green plastic plug.

Rab, your A5 probably came off the production line around the same day as mine, so likely to have similar oversight.

The green plug comes off, revealing a drainage hole.

I'm now happy.:D
 

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The hole usually gets covered in mud/crap. Next time you wash your car give that area a once over as well.
 
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