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  1. Exhaust Upgrades

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Any recommendations to upgrade the exhaust ?
  2. Recommendation for new Cat Convertor

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Hi Folks, My wife's '02 Beetle, (2.0 and automatic) is in dire need of a new catalytic convertor. I'd like to do it myself. To make my life easier I want to get a bolt-in assembly (also I suck at welding). There's a big range in prices out there. I don't want to spend more than I have to...
  3. 10mpg what could it be

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Hey there everybody I have a 2002 1.8 bug and I've been having some serious gas mileage issues, i used to get 19mpg in city and 25 highway until i hit 100k miles in october, at 100k I replaced the plugs, valve cover gasket, t hose, fuel pump, speed sensor, camshaft position sensor, put new front...
  4. exhaust problem

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    I just had a repair on my 04 vw bug and my mechanic said that my "flex pipe" was broken and causing some CEL lights to throw and he told me to take it to a muffler shop to get it repaired. how much do these replacements cost on average? with labor and everything.
  5. (looking to) Gutting/mod new beetle exhaust

    Technical Modifications
    i been seeing people modify and or buy aftermarket exhaust eather to benefit the low end torque or higher rpm.. i fixed my down pipe and realized my mpg dropped from 25-30mpg to a 2.0l to 20 to 25 mpg (i always have 2 people other than me in the car). knowing that my flex pipe was litery off...
  6. Exhaust detached at engine - what now?

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    2003 "Color Concept" New Beetle with the 1.8T engine: My exhaust system has detached where it connects to the engine. It has been obvious for a couple of weeks now, just from the sound and the smell, and tonight I crawled under to take a look. The pipe has sheared off right where it connects...
  7. Cracked Exhaust Manifold ???

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Hello. We bought my wife a 2001 NB GLS 2.0 a couple of weeks ago. Got a screemin deal on it but knew it needed some work. It had a rattling sound from the exhaust that was determined to be the cat. So we had it replaced. We put in a universal Magnaflow cat. To this point the check engine...
  8. Best Exhaust System?

    Technical Modifications
    Hey guys, so I've had my beetle for about almost a month now. I drive an 02' vw beetle turbo s. I have a Stage 1 Revo chip and an aFe cold air intake, pretty much everything else is stock. I looked under the car with my mechanic and noticed the exhaust system is starting to rot and it's quite...
  9. HELP: 2.0 stock exhaust size??

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Does anyone know the size of the stock exhaust on a 2.0 gas? I am not sure if it is 2.25" or 2.5". Any help would be appreciated. Im wanting to get a new muffler to stick on my stock exhaust. Thanks in advance.
  10. HELP: Make Exhaust Sound Louder

    Technical Modifications
    Hi, I recently got a resonator delete. I like the sound better than before, but I would like a little more loudness without dishing out much money.Any ideas on modifying it on the cheap? Only legal mods please! I probably will not go more than $50. Also, is there any way to drill out a silencer...
  11. Ok....somebody tell me they've seen this before!!

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    I have included photo of inside catalytic converter. I swear it is a round honeycomb ball of material that everytime I would full throttle it would stick in exhaust end of converter causing lack of power and sounded like a wwssshhh sound like a vac or boost leak. One has already come out on its...
  12. O2 sensor?

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I brought my bug into a VW dealership this morning. The Check Engine Light has been on for over a month, but haven't been able to take it in to get it checked until today. :o When I started it (which took almost 15 minutes to warm up, but it was -24C/-11F outside) there was a lot of exhaust...
  13. Catalytic converters ... this is getting old ...

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Had my 2000 NB for about a year and a half now; just recently the CEL came on (I forget what the codes were, scanned them & they were for the cat). I've also got the typical rattling sound, smell, and loss of HP that comes with a dead catalytic converter. I have already had it replaced once...
  14. 02 NB Exhaust Diagram?

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Hello all, I have been looking for months for a diagram of the exhaust system of my 02 NB and haven't been able to find one. I can feel the center has a broken hanger for even on mild bumps I can feel it hit the bottom of the car. In 2009, the garage I take the car too for its annual inspection...
  15. Exhaust System Diagram?

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Hello all, I am looking for a diagram of the exhaust system for my 2002 NB. When I had the car inspected last year I was told the center hanger had to be welded but it would be better to replace it. So I am looking for a diagram to help me know what I need to get. with the long weekend coming...
  16. Muffler question

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Could someone post a picture of the stock muffler on a 99 beetle???
  17. Brullen turbo back exhaust for sale

    Marketplace Archives
    This 2.5" cat-back Brullen exhaust was used on my 2001 Beetle 1.8T. It has twin chrome pipes on the outlet. The downpipe & catalytic converter are brand new and were never installed. They were a replacement for the originals which were used on my Beetle but needed to be replaced due to a bad...