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Re: [T3] Fuel Sending Unit...


You're not hallucinating, I remember seeing it on an old wreck.
Didn't pay attention to the year or anything, I was looking for some
other parts, tank clips and bolts, I think.  Thought it was kind of
interesting at the time, but I'd repaired my old sender, so had little
interest in another.  Like you say, 6 bolts ought to be a good enough
ground to the tank.  When I repainted my tank, I was worried more
about the tank to body ground.  Apparently the hold-down clips cut
through the paint and made a good enough ground, but I kind of worried
about that.  I'm surprised that VW didn't spot-weld a ground strap on
the tank.

On Sun, 21 Mar 1999 08:34:15 -0600, you wrote:
>This brings up an interesting question. I have an old manual that 
>points out that there should be a small copper "strap" that wraps 
>around the rubber gasket at one point to insure a good ground. This 
>manual has a picture of this strap/gasket/sender/tank.
>
> I have never seen one of these straps, and I wonder when they were 
>supplied. Once you think about it you realize that the 6 bolts that 
>attach the sender form a perfectly goo ground. What was VW thinking?
>
>Or was this just some kind of inside joke on the part of the people 
>who wrote the manual?
>
>Has anyone ever seen this copper ground strap? It was just a tiny "U" 
>shaped strap with a hole in each end so it could slip around the 
>gasket allowing one of the bolts to pass through each end, once on 
>each side of the rubber gasket.
>
>Jim****************************
>Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
>Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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