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hello all, i have noticed a very quiet rapid ticking sound coming from the rear near side quarter just when i slighlty press the loud pedal. it goes away after a second or two and its very quiet but it's there. any ideas? i'm thinking slight exhaust leak or fuel pump(if that is where it is) thx
 

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It's the fuel vapour recovery valve (part of the emission control system). Normal, but irritating; some are louder than others. If you look behind the carpet in the boot on the n/s (opposite battery) you should see the nylon pipes (usually blue) connecting to the valve. It may be "wrapped up" in a piece of foam held with cable ties; this, believe it or not, was Alfas' solution to try and reduce the noise...
 

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so this is normal? lol. i've had the car 3 yrs and only just noticed it. time to turn down all that west coast gangsta rap i listen to lol(westside connection also cures all rear suspention squeaks/clonks lol)thx mate.
 
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