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  1. For Sale VW Beetle Turbo S Axle NEW

    New Beetle Parts and Accessories
    New price $225!
  2. Am I Crazy??

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I'll just reiterate what others have said. The 0M1 automatic is well known for problems. There isn't just one problem area, it can and does fail in many ways. In our daughters car, the diff exploded – in a parking lot! Others have slippage issues, etc. It requires very specific knowledge to...
  3. New Beetle owner.

    New Member Forum
    Just FYI. The Citroen had Hydropneumatic suspension, not Hydrolastic. Hydrolastic was an Alex Moulton design, used in Minis and other BMC/BL cars and also some models of the Moulton bicycle.
  4. Am I Crazy??

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Well I'm going to say teach her or don't do it. The VW automatics are not very reliable, even more so with increased power. And as I said, are very expensive to repair. Its not a swap, you find a TDI to start with. You can find them cheap as well.
  5. Am I Crazy??

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I doubt you will get what you describe inside your budget. It really depends on what mods you do, the engine cost, etc. I would guess 6 or 7K would be more realistic and even then it could be higher in the end. It's very easy to go over budget. I'm redoing a Golf my daughter had and it is not...
  6. 99 diesel GLS TDI 1.9 fuel relay location

    1.9 Liter TDI
    Yours is a 99? I think that is an ALH and ALH's don't have a fuel pump so you will have a hard time finding the fuel pump relay. My guess is you still have air in the lines.
  7. For Sale VW Beetle Turbo S Axle NEW

    New Beetle Parts and Accessories
    I found the same thing. As hard as they are to find, you should buy this one for a spare!
  8. For Sale VW Beetle Turbo S Axle NEW

    New Beetle Parts and Accessories
    New axle for Beetle Turbo S 6 Speed. Left side. This is a GKN Spidan 23769 axle. GKN is a VW OEM axle supplier. Direct replacement for a Turbo S, but will fit any MK4 VW with 02M 6 speed and nut style hub. $225 shipped in USA. Axle is brand new, never installed still in original box.
  9. Rattle Can Wheel Paint

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Wurth Silver Wheel Paint is a good match and high quality- with a price to match.
  10. how complicated is replacing the rack and pinion?

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    It's really not that bad if you have a decent set of tools. 2 people can do it in about 4 hours. You don't need a lift or a hoist. VWVortex.com - Replacing the Rack and Pinion on a MKIV Jetta
  11. Move battery to the trunk?

    Technical Modifications
    I've never had one in a New Beetle so I can't tell you specifically, but I have had several cars with trunk mounted batteries so I can give you some generic info. Basically all you need is a longer cable and a mount of some sort. Once you figure out where you want to mount the battery and get...
  12. SOLD 2000 VW New Beetle TDI.

    Vehicle Classifieds
    The Beetle is sold
  13. eliminating engine electronics

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Darn! Just when I thought I would see a New Beetle with a magneto and hand crank, you decide to retain some electronics. Oh well!
  14. 2002 Beetle Entertainment System

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    You can get a radio from a later Beetle that has an MP3 player and is satellite radio compatible. There is an external box for the satellite receiver but I'm not familiar with how they work. You will need the code for the radio, but any VW dealer can supply the code if you have the serial...
  15. Female-Male Adapter for Trunk CD Changer?

    Car Audio
    I would look on ebay or Vortex for a Phatbox cable. It probably has the connector you are looking for.
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