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  1. Oil Light Flashes and Beeps and engine starts breaking up when accelerating

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    I was driving my beetle to get emissions tested today and all the sudden it seemed when I got to around 3000rpms or built a couple pounds of boost the red oil light beeped and flashed for around 15 seconds. Whenever the oil light came on the engine started breaking up, I babied the car and...
  2. 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...
  3. Oil pressure light won't come off !!!

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    My damm oil pressure light keeps coming on it come a couple months ago but I changed the oil pressure sensor and it went away till now again ! I bought a new sensor and a new harness and still will come on once I hit 20 mph it's starts beeping and flashing . The oil level is where it should I...
  4. Oil Light Flashing, But Oil Is Full

    2.0 Liter Gas
    I had the oil changed (synthetic oil, at least supposedly) on my wife's 2004 VW Bug a couple of weeks ago, and the other day she was coming home and she said the oil light came on. I checked the dipstick and there seemed to be plenty of oil in there, so I started the car up. It ran for about...
  5. Oil Light Under 3000 RPMs

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Hello all, I had gone off the road recently and had the oil pan replaced. Now the car's oil is at the proper level and anytime I bog the engine down the oil light comes on. If I get the car up to the 3000 RPMs the oil light goes out. any help will be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
  6. Hello from a old coot from Florida

    New Member Forum
    We bought our first Beetle for $1495 in 1959 and it was our first car with a personality. There was a waiting list to buy a VW then. :) It was my friend until 1967 when the last guy to change the oil left the plug loose, oil lost and car stopped - in a snow storm in New York City. :( Instead of...
  7. Oil pressure light comes on and off randomly! Help?

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I'm new here, and I have had some strange issues with my poor little 2001 VW bug. He doesn't have a turbo, was kept in great condition, has under 95K miles on him, and has prompt repair work done. Now, the issue I'm having is that he was throwing a code for the O2 filter or something like that...
  8. Oil Light, and Airbag light both coming on.

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    My daughters 1999 Beetle 2.0 five speed has a strange issue with the Air bag light and the oil alarm and light both coming on at the same time, as well the Tachometer all of a sudden stops working. Everything seems fine then all of a sudden the oil alarm will chime, the light comes on, the air...
  9. Oil Light Flashing... I couldn't find any threads.

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    So my oil light started flashing, which i assume means that i was low on oil. so i bought a couple quarts of the mobil 1 euro spec and put it in my engine. this was around 230pm today. I went back to work, worked til 7 and then come back out and got in my car. no issues. i go to take back...
  10. The oil light that cried...WOLF!

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Last year, the oil light on my 2001, 1.8T Beetle kept going off...all the time. It would go off when the oil level was high and when it was low. It would even go off immediately after an oil change. There was no rhyme or reason for when it would go off (though it did particularly enjoy hard...
  11. why does my oil light come on only when the engine is cold?

    1.9 Liter TDI
    I have 149K on my 1999 Beetle TDI. I love the car but it's quirky. I had my oil changed at a local Jiffy Lube. In the process the plastic filler tube broke so I got a new one at the dealer and Jiffy Lube installed it. I noticed when the engine was cold and I started the car the oil light...
  12. Oil Light equals $550.00 repair

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    :( Turbo People. Please, you have to use synthetic oil (5w-40 syntec) and correct (bosch) oil filter for your 1.8t My oil light came on over 2,000 rpms. No oil pressure. Mechanic performed:Oil pump changed, oil pick-up and sludge removed... This was after I receive a code 16396 Bank#1 Cam Adj...
  13. Has this happened to a lot of people!?

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Ive been noticing that when I drive for somewhat long periods of time, my temp light will come on blue, and then my oil light will start blinking. I just changed the oil and put in Royal Purple race oil in it, and checked the coolant. Everything is normal under the hood now, but the lights keep...