Last post on Mar 05, 2012 at 9:41 AM
You are in the Volkswagen Beetle
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Volkswagen New Beetle, Coupe, Hatchback
#721 of 760 Re: ABS BRAKE PROBLEM [sportygirl]
Jul 22, 2007 (8:46 am)
how much does it cost to get fixed?
#722 of 760 Re: Any NB enthusiasts out there? [lilbit2007]
Oct 13, 2007 (7:37 am)
I've just purchased the same thing pretty much, a 2004 convertible GLS 1.8T manual...I just tested my first tank of gas and got 28.8 MPG. Wonder what the difference is between mine and yours?
Something must be wrong for there to be that much of a difference.
I agree, it is very fun to drive.
#723 of 760 99 new beetle spoiler
Dec 08, 2007 (6:59 am)
lOOKING FOR HELP. I USED THE SWITCH UNDER THE DASH TO ACTIVATE THE REAR SPOILER AND NOW IT WILL NOT GO DOWN BY USING THE SWITCH OR BY GOING THE SPEED THAT IT IS SUPPOSED TO COME UP BY ITSELF. tHE LITTLE LIGHT ON THE DASH SHOWING THE SPOILER IS UP IS ON. A NY HELP OR ADVISE WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. :
#724 of 760 Temp red light flashing and check engine
Jan 11, 2008 (8:03 pm)
I have had the 2002 Beetle for about 6 months. I replaced the temperature sensors when I bought it as the temp light and oil lights were flashing at me. No problems until today when the temp light started flashing red and the check engine light came on. Car is running fine, pleanty of radiator fluids, nothing leaking anywhere. Any ideas? Can't find the water pump and where is the thermostat located? Trouble figuring out this engine! I can' t really afford a huge bill right now but would appreciate any info anyone can give. Thanks!
#725 of 760 Re: Temp red light flashing and check engine [patrn66]
Jan 12, 2008 (7:08 am)
waterpump is driven from the TIMING belt thus is burried underneath the timingbelt-cover. It should be replaced when your timingbelt is replaced.
Thermostat is mounted where the LOWER radiator hose enters the engine. This is because VW uses the superiour "bypass cooling system" design which always flows coolant thru the engine. (instead of the high-mounted thermostat which stops the flow when engine is too cool.)
Now to address your original issue.... the coolant light flashing. This DOES NOT mean that your engine temparture is incorrect. A FLASHING light means the antifreeze LEVEL sensor is uncovered. Most often, this can be fixed by adding less than 1/2 cup of DISTILLED water to resavouir. (If you need to add more fluid than than that, use G12 antifreeze)
BTW, The electrical plug on the side of the resivour is the connector to the level-sensor. The level-sensor is simply 2 prongs which stick down into the antifreeze. If the level gets too low, the prongs are uncovered and the computer senses no electrical flow. (Antifreeze conducts electricity)
#726 of 760 Re: Temp red light flashing and check engine [bpeebles]
Jan 12, 2008 (5:26 pm)
I know very little about VW's. I can take apart a V-8 and fix it on the side of the road but this car gets me. I think I will buy a old car to drive around in because I HATED being stuck on the side of the road in the dark. Thank you for your answer, I will try it now before it gets torn apart. Appreciate the help.
#727 of 760 How easy is leasing another VW at the end of my first lease?
Mar 19, 2008 (3:01 am)
Ok, I've heard many people telling me horror stories about the whole end of lease thing and I'm curious to know how hard is it to get another VW when my current lease is up? We did have late payments on our lease with VW due to family hardship but we're on track now and I honestly don't want to keep the Beetle I got in 05 because I need something bigger and also, I don't know if I could get a car financed now after the time of hardship we experienced for a few months last year. Will VW make me reapply? I'm hoping that since we already have the current lease they'll be more than happy to go ahead and lease us another vehicle. Any info on this subject would be great. Thanks
#728 of 760 Re: 99 new beetle spoiler [gsparks]
Jun 07, 2008 (10:23 am)
yea what i do when that happens is to turn ur car off for about 30 min or so and it should go down the next time u start your car.
#729 of 760 re year 2000 2 litre beetle
Oct 23, 2008 (8:53 am)
year 2000 beetle 2 litre petrol, are there 2 oil pressure sensors fitted to this model? The audible low oil pressure beeps 3 times approx 30 seconds after starting the car and then does not sound again till the car is stopped and restarted. The pressure sensor above the oil filter was replaced today and it still beeps 3 times on starting up!
Any inf/suggestions Thanks
#730 of 760 Re: re year 2000 2 litre beetle [budgie]
Oct 23, 2008 (5:35 pm)
Instead of just replacing parts, why not use a pressure guage to actually MEASURE the oil-pressure.
Also, make CERTAIN you are running the specified 5W30 oil and that your oilFilter is the proper one for your car.