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Engine Fuel Filler Hose Hatch

Discussion in 'Bay Tech Clinic' started by SUTTO, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. SUTTO

    SUTTO Active Member

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    Not a picture of my Kombi, but helps point out what I'm talking about.
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    That circular hole that gives access to the Fuel filler hose. I have seen it with a cover in Kombi's and without.

    Mine is currently missing a cover.

    I'm not sure if this is something that has been missing for a while or only just recently. It's just an area I have never paid to much attention to.

    Either way I've never thought of it's purpose and looking at the big hole makes me worried if it is an important item that I am missing, or if I am missing anything at all and it is meant to be uncovered.

    Can any body shed some light on what the deal is?

    If I was to take a guess I would say that it is meant to have a cover which goes towards being a barrier between hot engine and fuel hose / tank.
     
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  2. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    yes there's a lid that presses into that hole.
    if you can't find one then use the space to store stuff (tools, parts, drugs(joking))
    Square hole on the other face holds efi computer?
     
  3. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Never seen one SUTTO:(. What year model folks?
    Agree it's got some storage capacity tho'. The cops won't look there!
    Cheers
     
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  4. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    ;) they will now....
     
  5. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    My ‘76 has one......
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  6. SUTTO

    SUTTO Active Member

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    You would need to be a bit flexible to keep things in there and hope to get them out.

    Looking around online it does not appear to be a part you can even order.
     
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  7. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    What... a police inspection:rolleyes:.
    It seems I have one but just can't see it behind the F/I air filter:(. Not that flexible:(. Now that will make it hard for the cops to find the 'stash':rolleyes:;).
    Cheers
     
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  8. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The circular hold cover is often referred to as "the paint tin lid" ;) ..... the hole allows access to fuel filler when the neck or delivery hose has to be replaced (when it was originally installed allowed connection) :)
    As for the rectangular one :rolleyes: ...... maybe as Rick posted - not sure why they'd put electrical so close to fuel/fuel vapours :confused:
     
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  9. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    As to where you could get one :rolleyes: ..... try some place where they may have wrecks - possibly Vintage Vee Dub Supplies Campsie NSW, Wayne Penrose VW Unanderra NSW, Indian Automotive Penrith/Kingswood NSW
     
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  10. grumble

    grumble Well-Known Member

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    I have 1 in Taree if you can hold out for a couple of weeks .
     
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  11. grumble

    grumble Well-Known Member

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    A lot of good thinking there Bert. :rolleyes:
     
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  12. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Igor - 1973 Kombi had one - you can see the black cover in the top left corner :)


    Igor -  (15).jpg
     
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  13. SUTTO

    SUTTO Active Member

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    Good call on the Paint tin lid, it really resembles one.

    Thinking about it, it would surely be better to have one then not in case of an engine fire. Without one there it would give the fire access to to the fuel system.
     
  14. deeksy62

    deeksy62 Well-Known Member

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    Here is the one in mine, a 1974. Please ignore the random wiring, dust and general crap in the engine bay.
     
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