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      That looks sort of like a fried fuse holder --...

      That looks sort of like a fried fuse holder -- IIRC some cars along the way had separate fuse holders above the fuse and relay panel for things like AC and Power Windows. It is hard to see from the...
    2. Just a negative and positive on the fuel pump. ...

      Just a negative and positive on the fuel pump. If you bypass the FP relay you will not have the safety provided by that relay. It contains a switch that shuts off the FP if the engine stops turning...
    3. The hot ground on the battery is likely because...

      The hot ground on the battery is likely because of corrosion or maybe even the battery terminal is loose. Clean all of the connections for the battery. The heating could even be caused by a fuel...
    4. The best manual for your car would be the Bentley...

      The best manual for your car would be the Bentley manual. There are others (Clymer and Haynes) but they are not considered to be as good. Sometimes you can find manuals at your public library. ...
    5. I guess I'd start with the fuel pump relay. It...

      I guess I'd start with the fuel pump relay. It may be heating up and dropping out. The fuel pump relay can be jumpered to supply power to the pump without the relay in place. It's an easy test. ...
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      It depends on what "often" means. The FP relay...

      It depends on what "often" means. The FP relay tends to run hot and it is engaged while the car is running so its failure is likely more frequent than other relays. But, based on my experience,...
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      Not an unusual issue. Since you are using a...

      Not an unusual issue. Since you are using a heavier weight oil that should be OK. I think a parts place could tell you what the sensors are.

      There are two. I think the one on the head is .25...
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      First -- I have to agree with the previous post...

      First -- I have to agree with the previous post -- knowing the year and model is essential to getting you any real technical help at all. Some things related to wiring will be pretty much "standard"...
    9. Over the years I have found some issues with the...

      Over the years I have found some issues with the air flow meter electrical connector -- seems they get loose over time. So you might want to check that.

      The air flow meter is simple to check...
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      Good deal! The only thing you might be missing...

      Good deal! The only thing you might be missing by using the horn relay is the rotational monitor on the engine. That is a safety feature designed to shut off the fuel pumps if the engine stops...
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      Well, you have me by a few years -- but only a...

      Well, you have me by a few years -- but only a few. I started working on VWs back in the air cooled days.

      As to your question: I have never located a definitive answer as to the meaning of the...
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      Good, that is a less expensive relay. Hope the...

      Good, that is a less expensive relay. Hope the new relay solves your fuel pump issue(s). FR
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      What is the part number on the relay? I am...

      What is the part number on the relay? I am seeing 321906059G called out. That relay has five prongs marked: 1, 15, 30, 87, & 31. The numbers follow the standard VW wiring code. That is 30 =...
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      "Both times I was able to get the engine stopped...

      "Both times I was able to get the engine stopped without it blowing up...."

      LOL-- Kill it with the clutch was exactly what I did both times it happened. FR
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      The fact that the car runs and the exhaust...

      The fact that the car runs and the exhaust manifold gets real hot indicates to me that you have a timing issue. I've timed a lot of VWs over the years and it generally takes me several attempts to...
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      Check for fuel first. Since the introduction of...

      Check for fuel first. Since the introduction of alcohol in fuel I have seen a number of fuel pump issues in VWs that have "sat for awhile". The car has two fuel pumps. One in-tank and one in a...
    17. On 8V engines of less than 2.0l displacement the...

      On 8V engines of less than 2.0l displacement the cam mark on the inside edge of the cam gear is usually set to the top edge of the head/valve cover for static timing. One tooth off is enough to...
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      Yup -- oil in the intake manifold often comes...

      Yup -- oil in the intake manifold often comes from the crankcase breather system. To prevent oil (and gas) vapors from being released into the air, engines are set up to recirculate them into the...
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      Be sure to observe the injectors under pressure -...

      Be sure to observe the injectors under pressure - not spraying just seeing how they hold fuel system pressure (like after you turn off the car). Jumper the fuel pump to run the pumps to pressurize...
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      Lots of places for Vacuum leaks. Even the...

      Lots of places for Vacuum leaks. Even the injector "O" rings can cause leaks. You will install new "O" rings with the injectors -- right??? other common places are the cylinder head cover, the...
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