So the car still runs when you turn it off? ODD!
It is absolutely possible to replace the wires and plugs without removing the intake, they are angled and you can bend a wire hanger to hook the clips on each side of the plug, search around, you will find something about it somewhere.
I have carchex on my passat and it has come in handy many many times. No hassle when getting repair either, only thing that sucks is I use the stealership and they charge me $50 in "shop fees" on top of my $50 deductible for the warranty.
I would bet that you have a CEL on right now or will have one soon.
Your EVAP purge valve (also called an n80 valve) has gone kaput, common problem with our beetles and luckily a cheap and quick fix.
Read this link for more info...
Your oil has degraded and isn't properly lubricating the transmission.
Just flush it and refill it properly with trans fluid and you should be just fine, until then you can add a half bottle of Lucas oil transmission fix and you should be golden!
Sure you can just reach in slip off the belt and replace the pump but you're going to be super pissed when you start your bug up and hear the clashing of pistons and valves.
Short answer is, no. You need to follow the directions provided or take it to a mechanic :)
If you know what you're...
Sorry guys but I think im going to send the old bug off to a new owner, its been great but my family is growing and we just need more room!
Don't worry though!! Ill still come just as often as I do now (the forum opens when I open chrome so I look :) )
Its been a great little car, 150,000...
I think you have to look at the percentages. I usually do that and find that I am routinely correct. If you feel you need to replace something run it by us and well give you our thoughts. Sometimes the burden of knowledge can steer you in the wrong direction.
Since you're not getting spark I...
My antenna busted a few months ago so I bought one of those shark fin antennas, it works well but the only thing is it isn't strong enough (or the radio isn't powerful enough to power it) to pick up AM stations, I really don't want to buy ANOTHER antenna and I definitely don't wanna get rid of...
I have been meaning to ask this forever but never remembered too :)
Is it just me or when your NB gives you the BEEP that your gas is low does it drop from the top of the red to resting on the pin in less than 25 miles?
Is it a liar liar gauge or is it really THAT low?
I mean, I know its bad...
It needs to be pentosin that is VW spec that you can only usually buy at a German auto parts store or the dealership directly. You can buy it online but you probably dont want to wait/pay for shipping.