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Post by Brooks424 Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:09 pm

Ok guys help me out here, i have a 62 beetle (gretchen). i put in an order a while ago with Cip1 for some minor odds and ends. door handles, mirrors and a fuel sending unit. Because the gas gauge doesn't work, well..... it does work but it just floats around half and empty. i want it to work correctly like anyone in their right mind would want. Very Happy the issue i'm having is i obviously ordered the wrong one. i ordered - ORIGINAL STYLE MECHANICAL FUEL TANK SENDER - BEETLE 62-67 / GHIA 62-66. well smarty me went to change it out and low and behold thats not whats in the tank. How do I know for sure which one to order? is there some kind of # on the unit or do i get the #'s off the speedo? id like to place another order soon so any help would be appreciated.
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Post by buggin70 Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:11 pm

Where is the gas gauge? Is it in the speedo? Or to the right?
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Post by Brooks424 Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:15 pm

its in the speedo on top.
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Post by bakertim2 Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:20 pm

The speedo in that car is from a 68 and later with a built in electric fuel gauge. So, that's what you'll need to order.
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Post by buggin70 Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:13 pm

True!!^^^

Mine hasn't worked since a few days after I git my car I gave up on it
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Post by Muffler Bearing Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:22 pm

The back of the speedo should have a year stamp on it.
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Post by callahan Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:26 pm

just get an original fuel guage and use the mechanical sender you've got
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Post by Brooks424 Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:11 am

Thanks guys, y'all were quick with that one. I may get the electric style just to get by for now, but yes I would like to go back original speedo and fuel gauge. Eventually.
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Post by Muffler Bearing Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:26 am

Someone has got to have a used one on here (fuel gauge). Post it up in the wanted section if you want to change it. Seems like now is the time. if you notice ppl dont ask an arm and a leg for stuff on here we try to keep it real.
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Post by bakertim2 Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:12 pm

I might be able to fix you up on that speedo and fuel gauge but not sure on the sending unit. But you have one of those already don't you?
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Post by Brooks424 Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:13 am

Yes I have the 62 style mechanical sending unit already. Man, Tim you must have all kinds of good stuff. I need to come check y'all's place out. Haha!
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Post by bumblebuggy Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:38 am

Simple check for the gauge is to pull the lead off the sender and ground it while the ignition is on to see if it jumps too full. Do it with the car running or unplug the dizzy so you don't fry the points or module.
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