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  1. Speedwell Gauges

    Private Party 'For Sale' Classifieds
    Hi all , Ihave a set of Speedwell gauges consisting of a water temp gauge, oil pressure and a tacho, temp gauge tested and working in hot water, Ihave no means of testing the oil press gauge or the tacho, offers please, can't put a price on as value not known , there is a tacho on ebay for...
  2. Wire getting too hot!!! 1999 tdi beetle

    TDI General Discussion
    I have a 1999 TDI Beetle, the wire/fuse box sitting on the top of the Battery, the left Black wire gets so hot I cant even touch it! Any answers??
  3. New to VWOC, but bought my 74 Love Bug new!

    Air-cooled / FAQs
    Just found your site; I have owned my 74 "orange" Love Bug since new. Purchased during the fuel crisis of 1973...traded my Olds 442 for it. I live in Texas, so stopped driving it in 1980 when we had a string of 40+ 100 degree days. I retired in 2016 and decided it was time to "un-retire" the...
  4. seat belt stuck

    Beetle Owners Club
    The seat belt retractor in my 1971 super beetle is stuck, and cannot be loosened with the hot water and soap trick described in YouTube. I need to open the retractor but which side? One side has the stuck gears (fatter side?) and the other has the tightly wound spring that explodes out when the...
  5. New to this Air Cooled Beetle thing

    Air-cooled Owners Club
    Hello: I am looking at building a late 60's, early 70's VW Beetle "Hot Rod" for my wife. I am new to the VW world, but I have built many classic American Muscle cars. I want to build something very much like the photo below. I would like to know what I need to watch out for when looking for...
  6. water in the cylinder!

    CC Owners Club
    Hello everyone,, I need some help to determine where to start, car start but notice the coolant reservoir lower and lower I filled it , then I decide to clean the sparkplugs, I remove the first one in the passenger side, I clean it and before put back I blow air into the hole and a hot water jet...
  7. Problem of Overheating

    General Volkswagen Discussion
    Hello everyone,, Just picked up a 1997 Jetta with the gas 2.0. It has 170,000 miles. I got the thing for $150, owner said it was overheating and suspected the head gasket went bad. Anyway, it runs and drives great, but it does get hot. I don't think it's the head gasket because the car has...
  8. OEM Roof and Ski Rack Whistling

    VW Tiguan Technical
    I bought a 2018 Tiguan and added the OEM roof racks and Ski/Snowboard racks. My only issue is I after adding the ski racks is a whistling noise that sounds like a tea kettle. It is not noticeable when I crank the radio. Otherwise I start wanting a cup of hot tea, or the tone to change to on a...
  9. head gasket replacement

    New Beetle Technical Forum
    does anyone have a write up on how to change (what order to remove things) the headgasket on my 99 beetle , my car overheated and now is losing water very slowly , plus its hard to start in the morning , only firing on 2 cylinders until (i'm assuming water) whatever is in the other 2 bores ...
  10. Thick white/grey smoke comming from exhaust.

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    Heres the story, woke up drove to work, engine running like it always has. get 1 mile to the parking lot at work and my truck looses almost all its power, and i have to gimp it to the parkinglot. Get off of work look at coolant and oil levels. >fine. Look at fuel level, 2 lines away from being...
  11. Radiator size question

    Golf MK3 / 1993-1998
    Hey, everybody! I have a 2000 Honda Civic that I swapped a 3.0 V6 into from a 2003 Accord. It's a blast to drive! Engine is rated at 240hp/212 ft-lbs of torque and the trans is a 6 speed manual. I'm currently running a Civic half-size dual core radiator, but the car wanted to run hot (had to...
  12. VW Passat CC heater issues

    CC Owners Club
    My car blows cold air on the drivers side and hot air on the passenger side when the heater is selected. VW Passat CC 2010 170bhp . Are there any fuses to check or a way to reset the system ? Thanks
  13. Misfire? Fuel problems?

    Golf MK6 / 2009 -2014
    Strange one here. GT TDi 140. A lot of times when i shift into 5th gear around 50ish MPH the car starts stuttering as if its misfiring or struggling to get fuel. Quickly dip and release the clutch and its resolved. Less often in first trying to pull away it will stutter, come off the accelerator...
  14. Air Conditioning Issue

    VW Rabbit MKV Forum 2006/2007/2008/2009
    Good afternoon. I am actually a Passat guy, but I have been asked to work on a 2008 Rabbit's AC system {2.5 ltr}. I found the system severely overcharged. Got that cleaned up and found that the numbers were actually very good, but the system is not blowing cold. I suspect there is a valve of...
  15. 1969 beetle. 1600 cooling issues

    Air-cooled Owners Club
    i was wondering if anyone has a diagram for the stock oil cooler. i have a 1969 beetle all stock, it got real hot any ideas on what it might be? Thank You!
  16. Warm days stalls

    I have a 84 Rabbit Convertible Wolfsburg. On warm day (over 65F) the car stalls if I let it sit it will restart after 20 minutes. I thought it was a running hot. But I measured the coolant 176F at the tank seemed reasonable. The block by the spark plug was 195F. That seemed slightly high...
  17. Air Conditioning Not Working

    Polo Owners Club
    Hi guys, New to this forum! But I have searched and could not find anything that directly relates to my question. Now the hot weather has come around, I’ve come around to using my Air Conditioning, something which I haven’t used since last summer. However, I’ve noticed its not working. When I...
  18. 1983 VW Rabbit Mk1 convertable having issues with the heating

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    I am currently a new owner of a 1983 vw rabbit in mint condition garage find in florida the only issue is the heat is working for only the two center vents but not for the two side vents and the floor vents they are all blowing cold air. But the defrosters do blow hot air as well, crazy thing...
  19. 2017 passat r-line AC problem

    Passat Owners Club
    Hello!. Passat owner. it's my first owned Volkswagen. I'm very happy with the car except one issue. I bought the car on Oct. 2016 and 2017 april when I tried to turn AC, it was blowing hot air and dealer said it didn't have freon. so after they put Freon, within 3 months I had to return the...
  20. '81 VW Rabbit Diesel Rear Light Socket and Heat Shield Question

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    Hello All! Instead of creating two different posts I thought I might as well lump these two things together albeit not exactly the same issue. I am working on restoring my old '81 VW rabbit, which I purchased for about $900 from an older guy who just had it lying around. So, I was having...