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Old 01-30-2010, 03:47 PM
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Thanks to Uncle Sam giving me a nice Refund, Next month my Beetle will be getting a nice tune up. Heres what the Car is at now:

2000 New Beetle GLS
97xxx miles
5 Speed

Heres whats getting fixed up:
Spark Plugs and Wires
Fuel Filter
Oil Cooler Seal (getting it done for good measures.. just in case!)
Tranny Fluid Swap with 75w90 Synthetic Gear oil

New Timing Belt and Water pump (with metal impeller) have been replaced and installed at 93xxx miles.

I cant think of anything else unless you guys have a suggestion.


All parts and labor (Remember my Family Friend Mechanic is doing this, he does most of it for a good price) for roughly $300.. thats Parts AND Labor.

I wonder how the car will preform afterwords.

BTW, Also getting a HID Kit installed for $100 w/parts, New Yellow Foglights, Tint 35% all around (legal in IL), and throw some plasti dip on the Grill (when the weather gets warmer).

Hows that all sound?
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Old 01-30-2010, 05:16 PM
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Your all set

You might want to check the condition of the misc hoses,lines,connections,ect.

Check for codes too,before and after
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Old 01-30-2010, 05:50 PM
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Your all set

You might want to check the condition of the misc hoses,lines,connections,ect.

Check for codes too,before and after
Hoses, Lines, and all that are good.

Break out the VAG Com. Get scanned real quick.
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Old 01-31-2010, 12:15 PM
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Thanks to Uncle Sam giving me a nice Refund, Next month my Beetle will be getting a nice tune up. Heres what the Car is at now:

2000 New Beetle GLS
97xxx miles
5 Speed

Heres whats getting fixed up:
Spark Plugs and Wires
Fuel Filter
Oil Cooler Seal (getting it done for good measures.. just in case!)
Tranny Fluid Swap with 75w90 Synthetic Gear oil

New Timing Belt and Water pump (with metal impeller) have been replaced and installed at 93xxx miles.

I cant think of anything else unless you guys have a suggestion.


All parts and labor (Remember my Family Friend Mechanic is doing this, he does most of it for a good price) for roughly $300.. thats Parts AND Labor.

I wonder how the car will preform afterwords.

BTW, Also getting a HID Kit installed for $100 w/parts, New Yellow Foglights, Tint 35% all around (legal in IL), and throw some plasti dip on the Grill (when the weather gets warmer).

Hows that all sound?
I just bought a hid kit for $44 shipped.... (its recommended to get the slim ballasts because they can just slide into the hole behind the headlights making installation that much quicker) Installation can be done in a matter of minutes by yourself! Save that $60 bucks and buy me a tank a gas or something!!!
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Old 01-31-2010, 05:30 PM
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I just bought a hid kit for $44 shipped.... (its recommended to get the slim ballasts because they can just slide into the hole behind the headlights making installation that much quicker) Installation can be done in a matter of minutes by yourself! Save that $60 bucks and buy me a tank a gas or something!!!
Whats the HID Kit you have rated at 9K? 12k?
The guy doing mine can go all the way up to 36K with no price difference. Problem is, do I wanna go that high?

Plus I hear changing light bulbs in our Cars are such a pain.. sure I do it myself, but I guess just this time I'll let him do it.

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Air filter???
need to get one.. thanks for reminding me. That's just another 6 bucks and 15 mins I can do. *Kinda wish they made a Washable Air Filter that doesn't need to be reoiled (or use oil at all.. I know that can screw up the MAF)
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Old 01-31-2010, 07:17 PM
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Whats the HID Kit you have rated at 9K? 12k?
The guy doing mine can go all the way up to 36K with no price difference. Problem is, do I wanna go that high?

Plus I hear changing light bulbs in our Cars are such a pain.. sure I do it myself, but I guess just this time I'll let him do it.


need to get one.. thanks for reminding me. That's just another 6 bucks and 15 mins I can do. *Kinda wish they made a Washable Air Filter that doesn't need to be reoiled (or use oil at all.. I know that can screw up the MAF)

HECK NO!!! 6000K is the MAX i would go! The higher you go above 4300k, the worse your visibility!! Honestly, if you get HIDs, stick with 6000k as those are bright white with a hint of blue and lower. Anything over is pretty much useless.

Its a pain yea, but its not not doable. Just lift the latch (hardest part) and pull it out. Not much else involved. Put in the new bulb, drill a hole in the dust cover for the wiring to pass through, connect to ballast, then slide ballast in the hole behind the headlights. Next put the headlights back in and you're all done.

Really shouldn't take long at all.
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Old 01-31-2010, 11:13 PM
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Thanks to Uncle Sam giving me a nice Refund, Next month my Beetle will be getting a nice tune up. Heres what the Car is at now:

2000 New Beetle GLS
97xxx miles
5 Speed

Heres whats getting fixed up:
Spark Plugs and Wires
Fuel Filter
Oil Cooler Seal (getting it done for good measures.. just in case!)
Tranny Fluid Swap with 75w90 Synthetic Gear oil

New Timing Belt and Water pump (with metal impeller) have been replaced and installed at 93xxx miles.

I cant think of anything else unless you guys have a suggestion.


All parts and labor (Remember my Family Friend Mechanic is doing this, he does most of it for a good price) for roughly $300.. thats Parts AND Labor.

I wonder how the car will preform afterwords.

BTW, Also getting a HID Kit installed for $100 w/parts, New Yellow Foglights, Tint 35% all around (legal in IL), and throw some plasti dip on the Grill (when the weather gets warmer).

Hows that all sound?
While you're in there you should do the air filter and check your throttle body and Maf to make sure they are not gummed up as well as previously mentioned check all hoses and belts and idler pullies....5000k is best...for my taste but which did you buy???

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Old 02-01-2010, 05:47 AM
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While you're in there you should do the air filter and check your throttle body and Maf to make sure they are not gummed up as well as previously mentioned check all hoses and belts and idler pullies....5000k is best...for my taste but which did you buy???
Havnt gotten them yet.. waiting for uncle sam to drop off my payment first.

I'll let ya guys know when I get them, My father got his done, and their at 8000K. Bright white.. with a hint of blue.
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i want to add the hid to my low beam set up.

99 beetle...

what style do you go with...

slim ballast?
35 or 55 watt?
and id like to get a little blue out of them...so what color.

thanks...
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Old 02-02-2010, 02:43 PM
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i want to add the hid to my low beam set up.

99 beetle...

what style do you go with...

slim ballast?
35 or 55 watt?
and id like to get a little blue out of them...so what color.

thanks...
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Old 02-02-2010, 02:58 PM
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need to get one.. thanks for reminding me. That's just another 6 bucks and 15 mins I can do. *Kinda wish they made a Washable Air Filter that doesn't need to be reoiled (or use oil at all.. I know that can screw up the MAF)
ITG make such filters, use several layers of foam to filter but doesn´t use oil, I have used them on other vehicles with good results NB version is here. No connection with them other than a satisfied customer...my last car did 196k miles on an ITG with a stage 2 conversion (turbo diesel application, not an NB), with no ill effects whatsoever.
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Old 02-03-2010, 03:55 AM
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thats a great example of what different color bulbs do...thanks...

any idea if that is the 35 or 55 watt reference...and i know the low beams in the beetle are 55 watts stock...should you stick with the 55 watts...or step down to the 35 watts to help reduce a lil heat...i know either way theyll be way brighter then stock..

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i personally would also stay away from they synthetic gear oil.

every expirence i have had with synthetic gear oil in a higher mileage VW trans leads to grinding third gear....followed by a trans rebuild.
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Old 02-03-2010, 04:36 PM
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i personally would also stay away from they synthetic gear oil.

every expirence i have had with synthetic gear oil in a higher mileage VW trans leads to grinding third gear....followed by a trans rebuild.
I hear VW has suggested a new tranny fluid, but really I baby this beetle. Bairly put it over 70mph.

Btw, what do use for your Custom 2.0T? I know you push yours hard. *awesome build btw. Showed some people on STLVW and they think its a rather neat Beetle*
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why thank you....i use OEM Fluid with syncro mesh i belive it is called
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i tried mobil 1 and Royal Purple and both created some nasty grinding in third even when not hammering on it
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Old 02-03-2010, 05:37 PM
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i tried mobil 1 and Royal Purple and both created some nasty grinding in third even when not hammering on it
Im going with what the user used with his “How to” Change your Manual Transmission Fluid/Oil thread in the Technical How-To section.
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why thank you....i use OEM Fluid with syncro mesh i belive it is called
I am confused here....OEM is Synthetic gear oil...?????
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Old 02-09-2010, 05:45 AM
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Going to hold off on the HID Kit. Seems my headlights are letting moisture in. Need to take them apart, seal them, and defiantly get the Age and wear off them. I'm horrible at things, I don't know how I will do with the DIY Lens repair kits.

Just ordered some new Light bulbs on amazon, 2 sets for 28 bucks with Free shipping. Both are 55w, one set a light hint of blue which will be my main lights, and the others are Yellow for the Fogs.

Tune up is next week, and I installed a new Air Filter. The Old one was in horrible shape. Already I can feel the acceleration isn't that jittery anymore.
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