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  1. 2.5 Liter Gas
    Recently just bought a 2008 Beetle and there is a whiring noise coming from the engine. I have no clue to what it could be, and it gets louder as the RPMs go up.
  2. Questions, Issues or Problems with 2012+ Beetle
    Hello- I am interested in buying a 2013 or newer model, but I know nothing about cars. I’ve researched, but would sincerely appreciate educated or personal input. I cannot decide which will potentially be less problematic. Reliability is more important than performance. It needs to be an...
  3. 2.5 Liter Gas
    I've done a LOT of reading on this forum. However, I still have some questions I'd like to ask regarding the 2.5L: Is the 2.5L an interference engine? Does VW list an interval for replacement of the timing chain? Does the timing change typically need changing prior to the VW recommendation...
  4. 2.5 Liter Gas
    Hello! I've been wrenching on my fiance's 2008 New Beetle (2.5L, Convertible, Automatic, Engine Code BPS) and believe I have found that the upper timing chain cover (07K109283E) is leaking (as well as a couple other leaks, but those have been fixed without issue). After a lot of sleuthing, I...
  5. 2.5 Liter Gas
    I recently purchased a 2009 2.5, 157,000 miles and and the check engine light was on. The code that came back as a valve cover gasket leak. While inspecting the vehicle i noticed an oil leak from the vacuum pump seal as well. So i pulled the car into the garage and replaced the valve cover...
  6. 2.5 Liter Gas
    Hi, so I had a check engine code coming on saying my "mass air flow sensor is out of range" (p0101) and sometimes I would also get "air intake system leak" and "secondary air flow upwards steam detected. I replaced my maf hoping that would fix it but it didnt and I'm absolutely clueless. Any...
  7. New Member Forum
    We just bought our daughter an 07' 2.5L Beetle. Learned on the way home that it has a bad Alternator. Of course the fella selling it said it was fine. Replacing it will by my first task. She really loves it. I have found a lot of great info on the forum already. Thank you to all the...
  8. Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hello !. I need to replace the aux jack that is beside the globe box door. My Baby is a 2.5L NB coupé 2009 It does not work any more because somebody stroke the plug when sitting down. Some body knows the part number ?:o
  9. 2.5 Liter Gas
    I need to replace my fan assembly on my 2006 Beetle 2.5L 5cyl automatic. I tested it with jumper wires, the fan is no good. It won't even spin freely. And as far as I can see, this part is retailing at $350-400+!!! My questions for y'all is, is this part compatible with other 2.5L model years? I...
  10. Photos: New Beetles
    My 1st New Beetle, just got it two days ago
  11. 2.5 Liter Gas
    I want to buy an aftermarket battery for my 2006 VW 2.5L Automatic Convertible "New Beetle".. I know that Canadian tire has two models with different fit sizes Crappy Tire Winnipeg Battery two sizes: $139 is 10.7/8" width by 6.7/8” Depth $134 is 9.5/8" width by 6.3/4” Depth I tried my local...
  12. Transmission Talk
    Did I make a huge mistake getting the 2014 5-cyl automatic? The transmission shifts prematurely into upper gears, according to the mechanic, an attempt to comply with the CAFE standards for gas mileage. Frequently, I'm stuck in 5th or 6th with rpm under 800 and the engine languishing. I have...
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