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  1. What is causing this noise/loss of power?

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    SEE VIDEO: I have taken my beetle to several mechanics and none of them have been able to diagnose this. I'm assuming it's because they don't know enough about this engine, so I'm hoping someone on the forum can help me out. I was recommended to replace the diverter valve (which I did) but it...
  2. Hello, new to forum, but not VW's with an 01' Beetle GLX

    New Member Forum
    Howdy folks! I just wanted to stop in and say hello. I am new to this forum, but not VW's, although this will be my first watercooled. Last spring I sold my 65' Beetle, much to my son's dismay. Since he will be soon driving, I have been on the lookout for a "newish-oldish" Bug as he has...
  3. New member from the Philly area! First time Beetle owner! GSR <3

    New Member Forum
    Hello all! I purchased my first beetle 2 days ago! I *LOVE* it! Bernadine (of course she needed a name!) is a 2014 GSR - 287/3500 :) It's so much fun to drive! Why didn't I do this years ago!!!
  4. Any Active Members (Updates Please)

    The New Beetle Experience
    I recently created an account but I've been visiting the website for years. Are there any old members or anyone with cool projects still active? I'd like to see updates on projects/kits/cars. Also what's with the random selfies and none Beetle post?
  5. Vacuum line connection, AVC engine, 1.8 turbo MY 00

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hello everybody, I have an issue connecting my vacuum lines... I got back my car from a garage with the cylinder head removed (it's a new beetle MY'00, AVC 150hp). I just finished up remounting quite everything, but I do not understand where to connect the vaccum "T" end, surrounded in red on...
  6. I need a mentor!

    Miscellaneous Hoo-Ha
    Hey all, So I'm doing this project in school about whatever we may choose, and you guessed it, I'm doing it on my New Beetle! It is already a little modded, but we need a "mentor" to help us in any case we get stuck or anything. I might need help with tips and tricks how to install an...
  7. Turbo 'blip' car wouldn't go over 1.5 bar on gauge?! Any ideas?

    Questions, Issues or Problems with 2012+ Beetle
    Just wanted to know if anyone had any ideas on what's going on with my car (1.4tsi) 2013 new beetle sport. Driving along today went to overtake dropped down to 4th and car just didn't seem to pull as normal. Looked at my turbo gauge and my turbo wouldn't go over 1.5 bar in any gear. Lasted...
  8. NO answers! Help fast!

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hello, today we came down off a curb and bottomed out pretty hard. Now our 2002 VW New Beetle Turbo will start, but then turns off after 2-3 seconds. We've tried the battery, but it's fully charged and fine. We towed it to a shop, but I would love to have an idea before going in there. - I've...
  9. help buying a 03 turbo

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    hello im wondering if this is how the engine sounds normally the car looks great owner said the cadilac converter needs replacing he wants 600$ for the car needs two tires fixed it sat for a year and battery dies it needs to be jumped to start again im mechanically inclined but never owned a...
  10. Introducing my '02 Snap Orange 1.8t NB

    Photos: New Beetles
    Thought I'd share with you my baby, she's an ongoing work in progress. Owned this car since new and have been slowly making improvements to her, and there are many more in the works. Stage 2+ Unitronic chipped 3" downpipe / cat delete Fujita short ram intake Forge DV Godspeed FMIC Short throw...
  11. FS: 2003 Chromaflair Purple Beetle Turbo Automatic

    Vehicle Classifieds
    This bug has been in my family since I bought it.. There were only 200 made, which I believe 100 were purple and 100 were green. It has 70000 original miles and has never been in an accident. It has the black leather interior and is a Turbo. Only serious inquiries please. I will post photos...
  12. AC cuts off at 65MPH (2014 R-Line)

    Questions, Issues or Problems with 2012+ Beetle
    Why? What's causing this? So I took my 3 month old 2014 R-Line to the dealer to fix the sunroof that jammed. Supposedly a 2, maybe 3 day replacement. They ended up replacing the ENTIRE sunroof! Essentially the entire top of a '14 Beetle. 17 days later (today) I get it back. Sunroof fixed...
  13. 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...
  14. Blue 2001 1.8t

    Photos: New Beetles
    01 glx 1.8t ✖2001 GLX 1.8T: ✖ENG: ✔ 1.8L Turbo inline four ✔ 5 speed Manual Transmission ✖EXT: ✔ Batick Blue ✔ JDM Buddy Wing ✖INT: ✔ Black Leather ✖SUSP/WHL: ✔ 16" Key West rims ✖ELEC: ✔ Alpine cd9….. Head unit ✔ pioneer 12" subwoofer in sealed box ✖PREFORMANCE: ✖FUTURE...
  15. My project, 2002 Turbo S

    Photos: New Beetles
    Hi guys Let me present my beetle Beetle Turbo S 2002 Plata Reflex 180 hp / 173 lb/ft The mods: Exterior: - Spoiler 2008 beetle hot wheels - Clear front side markers - Xenon 6000 k - Yellow extreme fog lights - "S" emblem red - Headlights black - Engine cover 3M carbon fiber - Aluminum short...
  16. 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...
  17. New Beetle 230 HP

    Photos: New Beetles
    Here's some pictures of my 2002 Turbo S Beetle. Car is pushing 230 HP at the moment. Enjoy! :) Uploaded with Uploaded with Uploaded with Uploaded with Aside the Cobalt SS, SRT4 Caliber, GTO Uploaded with...
  18. Is this normal?

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I had one of the fuel injectors replaced on my 2013 2.0T Beetle. I was looking under the hood after the work was done and found that the top part of what I assume is related to the air intake was just resting on its base. Should the fit be so loose? The retaining clips seem extremely...
  19. Pink 2001 1.8T new beetle-NEEDS ENGINE! :(

    Vehicle Classifieds
    Sellin my poor beetle. Broke a piston. :( located in Southern California. PINK 2001 VW New Beetle 1.8 Turbo 5 speed NEEDS ENGINE
  20. Parting out 03 Beetle Turbo S 6 Speed Manual, Blown Engine

    Marketplace Archives
    Paring out a 2003 turbo S beetle . 6 speed manual in really good condition. motor blown at 72xxxx. The car is complete with all body panels and interior. Body is in excellent shape, its the dark grey color. Transmission is in prefect condition, the time belt broke so the valves got bent. Some of...