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Wolfgang, VW Master Technician
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My 2001 beetle warning lights keep coming on but it seems to

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My 2001 beetle warning lights keep coming on but it seems to be running fine I want to put after market gauges on it but I can't find any where to put water temp ,oil temp,oil pressure I tried a tee but it showed no oil pressure I don't no what to do I put a new oil pump in and still no oil pressure
Submitted: 2 years ago via
Category: VW
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 2 years ago.

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which warning lights are coming on please?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
we are on the same page I am a vw junky for lack of a better term I have 13 vws this is my second water cooler . In the display on the right I believe it's water temp cuz first it's blue then red when it's warm,on the other side I believe it's oil temp/pressure it's red they both flash and beep the beep goes away when you speed up I have scanned it and all I get is a converter code and a low temp sending unit code .
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
When I got the car it had been Sitting for 5 to 6 years and it had overheated on the previous owner I took the motor out and realize the head gasket was bad it had freeze plugs popped In the oil pan I found the backsplash skirt melted Andy oil pump was seized up I a replace the oil pump put a new head on it and clean out all the journals and everything all blocked and put it back in the car It has been running alright except I had to fix about 10 water leaks and the heater core and a couple oil leaks the drain plug which is leaking more than I can pore in lol but all that is fixed
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 2 years ago.

were the rod and mains bearings replaced?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No they wernt I no it got hot but actually they looked good and it has 45,000 miles on it and it has great compression and runs great
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 2 years ago.

the oil light coming on tells me when hot low oil pressure. did you verified pressure with a manual gauge to make sure its not the pressure switch?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No I haven't but that is where I was going next I am going to do that right now
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 2 years ago.

please do i need to know what is the pressure hot at idle

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Well I got new sending units and their no difference hear is what I think . I think that the oil journals are plugged and no oil is getting to the head but I am open to anything I will try anything possible and I can't find one port that gives oil pressure
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 2 years ago.

is there clatter in the upper end when hot?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
their is and a lose of power I am thinking about putting a half gallon of diesel and drive for a hundred miles then do a oil change
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 2 years ago.

you can try that . did you check the pickup screen to make sure no debris ?

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Expert:  Wolfgang replied 2 years ago.

ok!! hope he feels better!!

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