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Volkswagen New Beetle, Coupe, Hatchback
#711 of 760 Re: 2001 New Beetle Oil and Temp light problem [manray]
Feb 15, 2007 (2:45 pm)
I had the same problem. My oil light and temperature light would blink. I had 3 bad sensors. My check engine light also came on. It cost me about $650 to replace the sensors and do the tests and for labor.
#712 of 760 Re: 2001 New Beetle Oil and Temp light problem [chamel555]
Feb 15, 2007 (8:06 pm)
OWCHIE! $650 is a lot of bling for 3 sensors. I am SOOOOO glad that I purchased a VAG-COM for about $230.
I have diagnosed and repaired at least 4 problems on the 3 VWs in the family. I would say that my VAG-COM has paid for itself and then some.
#713 of 760 Cold air heater problem
Feb 27, 2007 (5:56 pm)
VW 2006 NB new body style with 2.5l/5cyl engine, auto.
The heater blows cold air when I come to a stop light, rapidly cooling from hot air. It again warms when I rev the engine.
Dealer-fortunately had a VW engineer present when I inquired about the problem. It seems that VW is aware that the heater core air locks. The dealer can bleed, but at a cost. After driving 100 miles at highway speed, and topping off the coolant reserve (with Audi approved antifreeze) up to the bottom of the internal ring, it fixed the problem. VW has no TSB on this yet and apparently no fix. Moral: Keep the coolant topped up with approved coolant. I will keep my ear to the ground on this.
#714 of 760 Re: Cold air heater problem [ebruns]
Feb 27, 2007 (8:13 pm)
It is not surprising that low coolant in the resivour could cause an air-bubble in the system. Basically, if the level of the coolant in the resivour gets below ANY other part of the system, then an air bubble may migrate to other parts of the cooling system.
The BIG problem you may need to keep an eye on is to make sure that the coolant level is not going down over time. This would indicate an internal leak. (since you did not mention seeing any external leakage)
PS: It is good to hear that you used the approved G12 antifreeze. Some folks have mistakenly mixed in NON-approved antifreeze... this causes a gell to form which may plug up the system.
#715 of 760 Re: Cold air heater problem [bpeebles]
Mar 07, 2007 (6:24 pm)
Thanks. No, no visible leak. In fact, I have about 9,000 miles and 1 year of driving. The coolant level was just below the internal ring of the antifreeze/coolant recovery unit, still within operational level. However, I recommend filling as much as possible, leaving room for expansion. I did check the radiator, no air in there. Anyway, after 3 weeks, it still works.
#716 of 760 New Beetle PZEV?
Apr 15, 2007 (2:22 pm)
What does PZEV mean when talking about a New Beetle?
#718 of 760 Re: New Beetle PZEV? [bpeebles]
Apr 15, 2007 (6:13 pm)
Thank you. I'm pretty much computer challenged, I have enough trouble Googling. Probably could have found it there too.
#719 of 760 Re: Any NB enthusaiats out there? [zman]
May 14, 2007 (5:10 pm)
Yeah, I just recently bought a convertible beetle GLS 1.8T manual,and I love it!!I'll never get another car!!!It's sooo fast!!!They're great cars however the gas mileage sucks compared to the non turbo version..I get about 15 mpg and the non turbo ones get around 25-30 mpg.. My audio is good I haven't had any problems mind is monsoon so if you're looking for something with a kick you'll haft to get a non factory system, ya know what I meen??Over all there awesome cars and soo fun to drive!!!
#720 of 760 Re: 2002 1.8 VW Bug - Check Engine Light on [jskyy]
Jun 22, 2007 (5:08 pm)
I have the same problem with the surging and dropping of rpm's on my 2000 2.0 Beetle. I have been told that it is the throttle position sensor, but I cannot find any place that sells tps's for a beetle!!! I have searched all over the internet and called tons of places. Anyone have any suggestions as to where to find the piece??? Does anyone know if the tps that fits in another VW model will also fit in the Beetle????