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  1. Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I bought the car (2001 NB GLS 2.0) a little less than a year ago with a known coolant leak, and other known problems such as weak heat and other things. It was a known project I'd tackle but this problem is taking a little too long to figure out. After the coolant leak was identified and fixed...
  2. Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    My wife's daily commuter is a 1998 2.0L Beetle. Recently developed a coolant leak in the hose connecting the Water Pipe to the Left Nipple of the Heater Core. As you can tell by the pics, someone has retrofitted it with a threaded flush connector, which is where the leak is. Go figure. I'm...
  3. 1.8 Liter Turbo
    2003 1.8 turbo with good cabin heat, but copious moisture on windows and sweet (yuck) smell in cabin. AC settings make no difference. No recirculate setting eventually helps. Have had to bring up coolant level several times - indicator light came on. Pressure test by mechanic suggests small...
  4. 1.8 Liter Turbo
    The hose that comes from the heater core to the coolant temperature sensor housing broke, and i have no idea where to start. I cant find anything online about replacing the hoses, or anything about them. Do I have to replace all 3 hoses that are in the heat shield? Could anyone give me tips or...
  5. Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    So, I just got my 1999 GL beetle. Runs and drives great. The heat or defrost doesn't work. Been told it could be heater core, exhaust leak, or clogged. Sometimes a small amount of smoke or exhaust comes through the vents if you turn the heat on, but no sweet smell. No water or moisture in floor...
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