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Does anyone know if there is an alternative fuel sender unit to replace the elusive 533919051 unit.
Mechanic fitting new tank managed to break the original on my '91 1.8 cabriolet.

This must have happened to others and was looking for a work around ;)

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Don't know of any…. I know that the part is elusive, and that Breakers or Bone Yards are the source as well as forums where folks are selling ie: thesamba.com Ebay, vwvortex classifieds.

I would of thought that the Mechanic would know to insert after the tank install, and that sourcing the part would be on him..  

It may be repairable, as that is steel.

Photos of the damaged item.




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Latest is they've managed to repair it & may have sourced another (won't know till tomorrow)
But still looking to see if there is an alternative or another out there


 

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one on the right is from any polo mk2f WP_20150718_019.jpg

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That's the sort of thing Sporttrucker - guessing the Polo one would fit in same profiled hole in the tank as the Golf one?? - (Mines exactly like the one on the left) and wouldn't need the pump powered as the fuel pump in the golf should pull the fuel through to the front :-)

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only issue with the polo one is the plug points straight up, so makes clearance under the shell for the plug quite tight. the angled plug off the polo helps but iirc its still pretty tight under there

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Just checked repair and sender unit is goosed :-(
Anyone know where to get either of the above??

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i have one from an early cabby

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Is it the same as the 533919051?
Pic of mine…. 20170207_151035.jpg
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no its the metal type I will check if I still have the one in the pic but think it was cracked like yours

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Not sure if metal one would be wide enough. Mine is about 3" via at the top.
If it is and fits with a 1/4 twist I did think it may be modified to add the inlet/outlet pipes by drilling and brazing them in(if they are not already there….Don't know as quite new to mk1's)

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it looks the same just the top is metal, I can check if it fits tomorrow as I have a spare fuel tank from a late cabby

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Good man.
Thanks very much for helping out  :)

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Here is what mine looks like on my Cabby.




From the Pic, it looks like they didn't have the o-ring centered, and Lubed with petroleum jelly, a must as it keeps the o-ring in position, and allows it to slide and seal with the twist of the unit.


What do Divorces, Great Coffee, and Car Electrics all have in common?

They all start with GOOD Grounds.

Where are my DIY Links?

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Had a good look at mine & think they tried to prise it out rather than twisting! And once the broken section started moving & letting fuel leak out it didn't help the  O ring

You one does look very similar Briano1234…wondering what the 3rd connection is for on the socket?

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Ah, + and Minus to the pump, and sense from the sender.

What do Divorces, Great Coffee, and Car Electrics all have in common?

They all start with GOOD Grounds.

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ah so yours is a carbed model, you can probably use any tintop carb sender 171919051N?

looking at google images they look pretty much same, only difference I can think of is the difference in tank size so the sender arm might go lower on the cab vs the tintop. might be able to swap parts between them?

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the one I have fitted in the late cabby tank fine

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Hi sporttrucker
Do you have a pic of it?
Is it for sale by any chance ;-)

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yes for sale make me an offer
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