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#498 of 1143 Re: I'll never buy another vw eitherWe have over [cosmos3]
Dec 28, 2005 (1:19 pm)
My 2003 VW Beetle Convertible is in the shop getting a new engine. VW tech it
was due to a slow oil drip from impropertly tightened oil filter (done by mom
and pop shop).
No oil light came on the day the engine froze. The engine light came on 5 mins
before the engine froze.
Should I go after VW America? They already denied my request that they cover for
the cost of a new engine.
#499 of 1143 Re: I'll never buy another vw eitherWe have over [krick]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Dec 28, 2005 (1:28 pm)
You may have to go back to the shop that installed the filter (consult Legal Aid re: Small Claims Court or go see a lawyer as a last resort) or see if your insurance might cover this as some kind of road hazard.
If the VW tech will sign an affadavit as to what was found (leaking oil filter) you might be able to collect off Mom and Pop's insurance.
#500 of 1143 Re: 2001 1.8 Turbo GLX - turbo dying? [lovehatebeetle]
Dec 30, 2005 (8:41 am)
I have a 2001 VW Beetle GLS and I was having problems with pick-up and acceleration. As soon as I had the MAF sensor replaced it was fine, it was still under warranty. I also had the problems before the check engine light came on.
#501 of 1143 Radio in safe mode--PLEASE HELP!!!
Jan 04, 2006 (10:44 am)
I have a 1999 New Beetle. I have the security code for my radio, but I enter it and nothing happens. How do I use this code to get the radio out of safe mode? Please write out the whole detailed directions for me. Thanks!!!
#502 of 1143 HIGH Revving RPM's of my new BEETLE
Jan 07, 2006 (7:20 pm)
I just recently (1 month ago) bought a 2002 beetle 2.5 w/60000 miles and I have noticed that my car's rpm runs very high when on 5th gear (manual transmission), when I am going 60 it is at about 3200 rpm and when going at 80 it is at about 4000 and up from there. I am afraid of blowing up my engine or something since I usally drive in the freeway for about 2-3 hours daily. Anyone know if it is normal? or what it could be? or how to fix the problem? Thanks!!
#503 of 1143 Re: HIGH Revving RPM's of my new BEETLE [ricktello]
Jan 08, 2006 (3:58 pm)
They did not have a 2.5 liter engine until 2005 model year. Maybe 2.0?
Not to worry. There is nothing abnormal about these RPM numbers. I have a Mazda 626 V6 with a 5 speed manual transmission and the RPMs are about the same as on your Beetle at those speeds. I have 134k miles on my car and the engine runs great. I had a 1992 Mazda Protege LX with a 1.8 liter DOHC 4 cylinder and 5 speed manual and its revs were in the same range too. And its engine was doing great at 125k miles when I sold it.
#504 of 1143 what is going on!!!
Jan 08, 2006 (10:01 pm)
HAS ANYONE ELSE HAD A DRIVER SIDE WINDOW EXPLODE ON THEM???? I HAVE A CONVERTIBLE AND THE WINDOWS SUCK ANYWAY BUT FOR IT TO EXPLODE WAS A SURPRISE, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT WAS ALL THE WAY DOWN!!!
#505 of 1143 Re: How does the 2006 convertible do in the Snow? [lsim]
Jan 08, 2006 (10:06 pm)
my convertible drives good in the snow, but when the temp is freezing the windows freeze and its almost impossible to shut your door because they automatically raise and lower around the top. Also the owners manual says not to do the automatic wash because the soap can harm the top, but I have done it a few times when its really dirty
#506 of 1143 Re: How does the 2006 convertible do in the Snow? [emilyh]
Jan 09, 2006 (5:54 pm)
Thank you emilyh! Your feedback is much appreciated. I've been tossing the idea around in my head for about a month of wheather or not to buy this convertible 2006 bug. I still have not bought the car as of yet but haven't completely ruled it out. Thanks again. More comments are welcome at anytime.
#507 of 1143 Re: HIGH Revving RPM's of my new BEETLE [p100]
Jan 09, 2006 (8:46 pm)
Actually it is a 2.0 I wasn't looking at that... I appreciate the answer on that you take a great weight off my back because I was really scared about it and mostly unsure of if it is normal or not.