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Are these holes at the bottom of a 1965 VW Beetle Fuel Tank part of its design? Does something go there?

Those holes are not meant to be there. This photo of a new tank doesn't have the holes. The holes look like someone has drilled into the tank to remove the fuel at some point. Whether that was to ...
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Are these holes at the bottom of a 1965 VW Beetle Fuel Tank part of its design? Does something go there?

Back in the day, it used to be possible (in the UK) to wander around a scrapyard and unbolt random bits off stacked piles of dead vehicles, and that was how I kept several cars going. Fuel tanks ...
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Are these holes at the bottom of a 1965 VW Beetle Fuel Tank part of its design? Does something go there?

Are you sure those are the only holes? Looks like at some time there was water in the petrol, and it sank to the bottom (petrol floats) so it rusted away the steel, and someone (you?) has cleaned ...
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Are these holes at the bottom of a 1965 VW Beetle Fuel Tank part of its design? Does something go there?

Do not weld gas tanks unless you know what your doing! Its best to solder the holes with a BIG solder iron very hot. I have fixed a lot of tanks. I use copper sheet or copper pennys to solder over the ...
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Fuse box above battery melting

I have a 2005 Golf MKIV and it did this also. Lost a/c, fans, overheated. The B+ wire from the alternator to the battery appears to be too small a gauge. I went to a larger gauge wire and replaced the ...
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how do i put a mileage 'block' on the obd11 connector?

Data is not transmitted to the OBD 2 connector port, this is an interface which allows you to plug diagnostic equipment into the wiring loom of the car. You could conceivably remove the port from the ...
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Why do my windshield wipers fail randomly when turned on?

This could be a bad wiper relay, however when I've dealt with intermittent wiper issues it is often the linkage assembly that is the problem, motors tend to work or they don't. Every wiper system I've ...
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Beetle makes creaking noises

I have a Jetta of the same generation that shares almost all parts with the NB except the sheet metal, and I've had to replace numerous rubber parts over the years. No way to tell what it is from the ...
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2002 VW New Beetle battery discharges only while driving?

Agree with what MTA stated in comments. This is most likely a bad alternator. You state the voltage at the battery while running is ~12.9vdc. This isn't much more from what I'd expect to see a good ...
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2002 Volkswagen VW Beetle Turbo S Monsoon dash radio not ejecting CD

Disconnect the + cable from the battery and leave it disconnected for 10 minutes. When you re-connect the cable, the CD may pop out on its own. If not, press the eject button. If it still doesn't ...
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VW 1978 beetle not starting - possible distributor issue

Normal practice is to replace points, "condenser", rotor and wire , cap is secondary. I used to replace these parts about every 25,000 miles when I had them. That is, you have not replaced 3 ...
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2001 VW TDI New Beetle after refrigerant added, car has an on and off pulsing vibration. the ac is on and off as well and the acceleration falters

Compressor cycling is caused mostly by low Freon levels or over charged system. Likely possibility is it has been over charged. Recommend taking it to an A/C Certified shop and having the system ...
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04 vw beetle starting problem

Tested for fuel pressure and it had 0 psi! Tested fuse and connections, also tested the fuel pump connection pins and it had 0 volts. Found the relay (it's under the dash above the pedals, need to ...
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Manual release of fuel door on 1998 VW Beetle

There should be a plastic access panel in the boot (or "trunk" if you're in the US) near the rear light cluster behind where the fuel filler door is, pop that off and you should be able to see the ...
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Shifter cable. VW New Beetle 1998

This linkage is between the airbox and the engine ontop of the transmission. Turn the linkage one way then the other, then put it in the between the two extremes to find (neutral). Then press down ...
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2008 VW Beetle water pump maybe

Finding a leak is half the battle. You just need to narrow it down a little bit more. Use mirrors and bright handheld lights to help. Check the hose going from the pump to the radiator. Look for a ...
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1998 VW Beetle - Clutch and Electrical Issues

These could be seperate issues all together perhaps, the clutch does sound interesting, you might have missed something in the process of changing you're clutch? Also don't forget (I think) about the ...
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1968 Beetle Front Shocks (Koni)

This question has been bothering me for a long time, so I did some cross referencing with some performance shock manufacturers. One I found was from KYB. It shows the shock for the front of the 68 ...
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Fuse box above battery melting

The B+ wire is likely alright if you noticed it on time, but the problem is due to the drained battery and the bad connection around the fuse. If it was the wrong gauge or something, it wouldn't melt ...
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