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  1. Flashing oil light on 2009 NB

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Recently, a leak developed in the oil line of my car. The other day, the oil light flashed and a warning buzzer sounded while driving. No other lights appeared on the dash. I haven't driven it much (twice and very short distances) since this happened. Just how bad could this be and what kind...
  2. Mysterious coolant leak

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Hey, everyone! I'm having a weird coolant leak in my Bug. (2000, 2.0 GLS, auto) that has seemed to have gotten worse over time. Last year, I started having my temp light (red thermometer) go off every couple of months or so. Upon checking the reservoir, it would be empty. My mechanic said it...
  3. AC problem and low coolant level as well.

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    If anybody can help me, I've recently been getting problems with my 2002 beetle that I purchased in june. It's been running great until recently i got the low coolant warning on my dashboard, so i filled it up to the suggested limit and went that lasted for a bit now my ac air is just warm...
  4. Non-sunroof Beetle Leaking when it rains

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    So, let me start out by saying that I've googled the heck out of this. I've also read tons of threads on many sites (including this one). I'm still a little in the dark on how to fix. So please bear with me. So, I bought my daughter her first (used) car. A 1999 new beetle. There's been a...
  5. Death idle, dont know whats wrong?

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    My 04 vw beetle turbo, not diesel, has been idling like this for the past week and i don't know why. it is really loud, has a really bad gassy smell. I know there is a antifreeze leak, cant find it, because i have to top it off with a few ounces every 3-4 weeks. it takes like 20 minutes to warm...
  6. Auto Tranny Leak

    Transmission Talk
    My girlfriend has a 1999 beetle with the 2.0 liter AEG motor and four speed tranny that I recently flushed and replaced the filter on. After replacing the gasket and filling the car back up we drove the car around all after noon and and I checked the tranny and found no leaks. The next morning...
  7. Turbo Vacum Leak??

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    My turbo recently failed and my mechanic installed a new turbo. Turbo power has returned.. Car is running great, but when I accelerate and get up to about 2800-3000 rpm, I can hear some sort of air intake noise and the turbo seems to cut out somewhat losing power. When I let off the throttle...
  8. Don't know why it's leaking

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Noticed a leak underneath the car where the arrow is pointing in the photo. Don't know if this is coolant leaking down from a hose or if it's transmission fluid. It looks like it has water in it, so it's probably transmission fluid. If it is transmission fluid how do I stop the leak?
  9. Coolant Leak, Tube on left of Thermostat, 2002

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Hi All, I was looking for some help / advice with a coolant leak on my wife's '02 Beetle with a 2.0 and automatic. It's had a slow leak for a few months now. I took off the plastic engine cover to look for it, and it was pretty obvious. It's coming from the joint where a metal tube attaches...
  10. Please help me identify this leaking fluid

    2.5 Liter Gas
    Hello, my NBC has a slow leak of some sort, and I don't know enough about cars to identify the fluid. At first I thought it was oil, but after searching the forums here it's my understanding it's not nearly black enough to be oil. It's coming from near the center of the engine, a little...
  11. Help! Can't ID Leaking Pipe (Pic)

    2.0 Liter Gas
    This pipe runs just along the left underside of the engine, and it's leaking a light brown, dark yellow fluid. It has no scent, and this leak just started today. I haven't driven the car since Friday. The Haynes manual doesn't identify this pipe anywhere, and I'm at the end of my rope. Help me...
  12. rough idle caused by air leak

    New Beetle Convertible
    My wife's 2006 2.5L new beetle convertible started to idle erratic yesterday. The car would almost stall then idle up to 1500rpm then almost stall. It only happened when sitting still at idle. Drive-ability at speed and acceleration felt flat but it was still driving. On the first day there was...
  13. Interior leaking from the rear pillar

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hi all, I have gone through this forum and followed the advice regarding the front and rear drains and have removed water from both (thanks for the info on that one) But my question is this- if water follows the path of least resistance how does/ would it get from the rear drain to the rear...