I recently drove my 74 superbeetle with its stock motor around the block. Half way it died. Just stopped running and would not start. It will turn over thats it. I checked the oil and it seem to have fuel in it.  Any ideas of what may have happened?

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Sounds like maybe You have a Fuel pump diaphram leak and fuel has leaked into Your sump.... 

  I did have a similar problem with My electric fuel pump in My Beetle, I had left the ignition switched on for many hours and the fuel pump just kept pumping fuel into the already full carburetor and the overflow of Gas went into the cylinders that had the inlet valve open and also past the piston rings  into the sump....  gas came out of the muffler....

I smelt the dipstick, which smelt of gasoline, so I drained the sump...

and changed the oil....  I have never left the ignition on for long without switching the pump off now that I know.... I also have a gas pressure regulator now...  

 

1st thing, change the engine oil.... 

You could take out the plugs to see if any gasoline is blown out when the engine is turned over.... although If My first guess was correct, and the fuel pump diaphram had a leak, the engine would only run until the carburetor ran out of fuel.... which it would do if the diaphram was allowing all the fuel to go into the sump....

so You could pull the fuel line off the carburetor and see if fuel is being pumped into the carburetor... or Not...

No need to take the plugs out if the carby is empty.....

 

Best of Luck

 

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