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  1. The New Beetle Experience
    Hey guys need some advice! I was driving down the freeway in my 04’ Turbo S when I noticed my coolant temp light came on, once I pulled over, I discovered that my thermostat housing hose was ice cold. I let everything cool down and limped it back home only 15 minutes away. When I got home, I...
  2. 1.8 Liter Turbo
    My head gasket has a small crack in the rear facing side. It’ll cost me around $2100 to fix. My car is Blue Book valued at around $1500-3500 (2002, 159,000 miles, MT). The thing is, my car is a Color Concept, one of the rare manuals as well. It’s got a custom carbon fiber hood as well. It’s a...
  3. Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    My car is currently overheating, blowing cold air, hot to touch upper hose and cool to touch lower hose. I have owned this car for about 6 years... When I purchased the car the timing belt and water pump had been replaced by the previous owner, she had records. After 2 years of running well...
  4. New Member Forum
    Okay so I have a 99 new beetle it's a 2.0 gls. I bought this car in February and it ran fine. In April my radiator busted because my car overheated, I had that replaced and now my fans won't come on and I've replaced the coolant thermostat sensor, and the fan relay switch, the fan relay sensor...
  5. 1.8 Liter Turbo
    Hello forum members..... Let me get right into this.... I own a 2002 New Beetle Turbo S. It's never been shy of giving me little finicky, annoying mechanical issues from time to time. I bought it used in 2005. (w/low miles) I've always loved the car because I dig VW's.. but the issues have...
  6. 2.0 Liter Gas
    2003 1.8T Timing Belt Broke Head Removal Help 2003 1.8T Engine Hi all I need help as follows: I had just tuned up the bug for the wife, but had not done the timing belt yet at about 109K. While at home we were going to go drive it to town and when she cranked it up it started then died and it...
  7. Transmission Talk
    Well Darby has let me down. She has a cracked head gasket so my mom found a 98 beetle thats an automatic and has no cool keyless entry with a flippy key(which is a must for me) but this car has a bad transmission the person who has it is going to sell it for like $400 or whatever the dump says...
  8. 2.0 Liter Gas
    All I did was... change all of Valdez's temp sensors, the water housing tube, timing belt, tensioner, thermostat and water pump, with the assistance of my younger brother. It was not as difficult as I anticipated. I took the car apart on Saturday and we put it back together on Sunday. Now let...
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