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  1. 2.0 Liter Gas
    I recently changed my timing belt on a 2000 AEG New Beetle that desperately needed a timing service. I bought my parts online from ECS Tuning's timing belt kit, and the installation went smoothly. However, a couple days after the install, my engine suddenly developed a slight squeak / chirping...
  2. Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Recently changed my timing belt but ran into a hiccup. I couldn’t torque down my tensioner pulley. It just reaches a point where i could turn the nut either way and it didn’t get tighter or looser. I presume something is threaded. I have a few questions around this. So far my timing belt hasn’t...
  3. 1.8 Liter Turbo
    Just replaced water pump, front engine seals, thermostat, and tensioner pulley, and auto-tensioner. I pulled the pin on the new tensioner, pulled up manually on the tensioner pulley, then tightened the 8MM Hex bolt on the tensioner pulley during reassembly. After completing the repair, took it...
  4. Technical Modifications
    I just wanted to share a fix I engineered with the serpentine belt tensioner on my 01 new beetle 2.0 gls. The black retainer plate popped off while I was in process of changing the alternator. It was a mechanical failure as the actually metal lip that held the black retainer plate on peeled...
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