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How to Install a Fuel Tank on a Volkswagen Beetle

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Since the late 1930s, the VW Beetle has evolved from a piece of German culture into an international must-have on the road. Installing a fuel tank on your Beetle takes patience, mechanical knowledge and an understanding of how a VW works. Learn everything you can about your car, and you can install a new fuel tank into a 1998 to 2000 Beetle as well as a current model.

Tools Used: Tools, Fuel container, Siphoning kit, Floor jack, Wooden board, Wrench, Screwdriver, Funnel

Install a Fuel Tank

Take off the fuel tank filler cap to reduce pressure in the existing fuel tank. Remove the cable from the negative battery terminal, then take off the rear seat cushion to access the fuel tank.