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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:38 pm    Post subject: Can anyone tell me what this switch/sensor is? Reply with quote

Iíve purchased my first beetle this weekend (had a bus for a while) and today Iíve been looking and trying to sort various bits on it. It is a 63 uk ragtop with its original engine. On the right hand side below the oil pump is this switch/sensor but can anyone tell me what it is. I know it isnít the oil pressure switch so Iím guessing it may be a temperature sender of some sort. It isnít currently connected but Iíd like to identify what it is first and then decide if I should hook it up in future, leave as is or buy a blanking plug and replace at some point. Any advice greatfully received and thanks in advance for your help.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Can anyone tell me what this switch/sensor is? Reply with quote

Looks like an oil temp sensor installed in the oil pump pickup passage, it also looks like a bourdon tube style sender so if the line to the gauge has been cut it's now NFG.
I wonder how far into the passage it protrudes and if it impedes the flow at all?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Can anyone tell me what this switch/sensor is? Reply with quote

Thanks for the quick reply. Two other questions as I donít really want/need it. Can I get a blanking plug from somewhere and also do I then need to replace when Iím undertaking and oil change or will no oil run out from here whilst the engine is turned off?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Can anyone tell me what this switch/sensor is? Reply with quote

You will lose most of your oil when you remove it. Take it out and find a plug that matches the threads and screw it in using some sealant like teflon tape.
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