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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:21 pm    Post subject: Water Tank Key And Oil Filter Reply with quote

Anyone know where to get a new water tank key I could not find it on the lots o links, also where do you get those replacement oil filters I have allways just used fram but here you guys talking about some other brand filter with a check valve in it.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you fnd a key let me know where as well!
I order my filters from bus depot, Mahle's.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:27 pm    Post subject: thanks man Reply with quote

I think I will try a locksmith for the key thing I hate to bust it. I will check out bus depot for filters thansk again
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should be able to get filters at a good german garage or parts house. I know they have them in Sac. Call around and ask for Mann or Mahle filters.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RE: Water tank key

Oh heavy sigh. "Use the search, Luke." This sure has been discussed before. Please look at the Best Threads sticky. I know there is a thread about it.

Ditto the oil filters.....

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It conserves time, effort, bandwidth, etc to search before asking......

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1) Go up to the sticky that is titled links to the best threads.

2) Scroll down until you find the one titled: Water Tank Key

3) There ya' go.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When did the fresh water tank key go from an actual cylinder lock and metal key to a plastic setup? 1986?

As I believe that all the plastic keyed tank locks are the same, I have two extra keys if anyone is hard up for one. Just PM me.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rhinoculips wrote:
When did the fresh water tank key go from an actual cylinder lock and metal key to a plastic setup? 1986?

As I believe that all the plastic keyed tank locks are the same, I have two extra keys if anyone is hard up for one. Just PM me.


The key became plastic when a previous owner replaced it with a water lock setup from GoWesty! This is the setup that is now available. Original was a lock and metal key setup.

I went to a locksmith as the sticky pointed out, but my local locksmith could not match it. I got lucky and bought one off of the classifieds here with it's key.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bucko wrote:
Rhinoculips wrote:
When did the fresh water tank key go from an actual cylinder lock and metal key to a plastic setup? 1986?

As I believe that all the plastic keyed tank locks are the same, I have two extra keys if anyone is hard up for one. Just PM me.


The key became plastic when a previous owner replaced it with a water lock setup from GoWesty! This is the setup that is now available. Original was a lock and metal key setup.

I went to a locksmith as the sticky pointed out, but my local locksmith could not match it. I got lucky and bought one off of the classifieds here with it's key.


Hmmmm....

Strange, very strange indeed. I'm pretty sure that this was never changed from stock, unless is was a dealer option of some sort and added before we purchased it. The vehicle has been in my family since new and I've owned it for most of its life.

Though, I have been wrong before.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bucko wrote:

The key became plastic when a previous owner replaced it with a water lock setup from GoWesty! This is the setup that is now available. Original was a lock and metal key setup.

I think I'll bet you a doughnut on this one Bucko. My 87 had the plastic key setup and I am pretty sure it had nothing to do with GW. I don't know when they switched, or maybe it's a Canadian thing but at some point the plastic key setup became stock.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:15 pm    Post subject: Locksmith's... Reply with quote

Mine's metal and has the tumblers--and my local locksmith wasn't SURE he could duplicate the key, but he tried, and... it worked! So it's not a completely unfathomable lock.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rhinoculips - Can you post a close up picture of the key? I've never had one but would like to see if I could make one somehow.

My 89 is still stock and is a plastic set up. So was my 88.

Thanks!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I stand corrected. I had ordered a water fill hookup from GoWesty, and recieved the plastic key setup. The original I had was of the metal key and tumbler lock setup. I assumed that the GoWesty replacement was just that; a replacement for the original metal key/tumbler setup. I then found a water fill hookup with metal key and lock tumbler here on the Samba classifieds and bought it. It looks to be a better made setup then the plastic one.

Sorry about that call. Looks like VW went with the plastic setup sometime after 85-86.....

The mystery continues.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PDXWesty wrote:
Rhinoculips - Can you post a close up picture of the key? I've never had one but would like to see if I could make one somehow.

My 89 is still stock and is a plastic set up. So was my 88.

Thanks!


Here you go. The dimensions(not including the large flat part on the left) - the round section is just shy of 3/8" long X 3/16" diameter. The flat part that turns the release is a 3/16" long X heavy 1/16" high X 1/16" thick

I have a total of 4 keys. Theres no need for me to have 3 backups. So I am more than happy to give 2 away F.O.C. One per person. It would be nice if these would go to people that have lost all water tank keys and not just someone looking for a back up. If you would like one, PM your address to me.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rhinoculips wrote:
PDXWesty wrote:
Rhinoculips - Can you post a close up picture of the key? I've never had one but would like to see if I could make one somehow.

My 89 is still stock and is a plastic set up. So was my 88.

Thanks!


Here you go. The dimensions(not including the large flat part on the left) - the round section is just shy of 3/8" long X 3/16" diameter. The flat part that turns the release is a 3/16" long X heavy 1/16" high X 1/16" thick

I have a total of 4 keys. Theres no need for me to have 3 backups. So I am more than happy to give 2 away F.O.C. One per person. It would be nice if these would go to people that have lost all water tank keys and not just someone looking for a back up. If you would like one, PM your address to me.

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i'll get in line for one, i just broke mine, however i do have a spare so i would step aside if someone needs it more. hate using my spare cuz i'll end up breaking it at the wrong time Crying or Very sad
generous offer rhinoculips Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a couple of them as well that I'm not using. I'll be away for a couple of weeks, returning the 10th of November if you can wait that long for me to send out. If the other 2 get taken and there is a need for my 2, pmail me as well, and I'll dig them out.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PDXWesty wrote:
Rhinoculips - Can you post a close up picture of the key? I've never had one but would like to see if I could make one somehow.

My 89 is still stock and is a plastic set up. So was my 88.

Thanks!

I did make one in brass as a gift for a Westy owner who had lost his (Banjojay67) and it workes fine. The lock is a bit of a tight fit so trial and error is necessary but it certainly can be done. Small files and a dremel tool are in order but certainly not brain surgery (or valve grinding).
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I need to wake this thread up I think. Anyone know where to get a key like this. My westy came without and I open it with a pick thingy now.

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Rhinoculips wrote:
PDXWesty wrote:
Rhinoculips - Can you post a close up picture of the key? I've never had one but would like to see if I could make one somehow.

My 89 is still stock and is a plastic set up. So was my 88.

Thanks!


Here you go. The dimensions(not including the large flat part on the left) - the round section is just shy of 3/8" long X 3/16" diameter. The flat part that turns the release is a 3/16" long X heavy 1/16" high X 1/16" thick

I have a total of 4 keys. Theres no need for me to have 3 backups. So I am more than happy to give 2 away F.O.C. One per person. It would be nice if these would go to people that have lost all water tank keys and not just someone looking for a back up. If you would like one, PM your address to me.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is this 'watertank key' you all mention? My watertank has a brand new cap I bought here in Germany. Came with a metal key, too. And its a real lock and key, not this luggage key in the pic. I got it from this guy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one worked for me.
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