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      Thanks man. :thumbup: And thanks for all the...

      Thanks man. :thumbup: And thanks for all the help. :thumbup: I'm sure nothing else will go wrong. :laugh:
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      Good Point. Does feel very good. :thumbup: I...

      Good Point. Does feel very good. :thumbup: I was all set to spend the rest of the day on the car. Now I have time to hit the lake and have a few beerz afterwards. :thumbup:
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      Oh my goodness. :banghead: It took me 5 days to...

      Oh my goodness. :banghead: It took me 5 days to do something that only took 10 minutes:

      -the clamp on the fuel filter wasn't as tight as it should be. Tightened it as much as I could and that...
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      Got some free time to work on the old car again. ...

      Got some free time to work on the old car again. Trying to spend as little time as possible working about fuel, so Im reading up as much as I can before I go fiddling around (the YOUNG "SumOldGuy"...
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      There really IS a VW god!

      Found my Bentley! :peace:

      http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w413/InfamousStorm/IMAG0046_zpsd5200afe.jpg

      Someone thought it would be funny to put it back in the EXACT same spot that I used it...
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      Ok. :thumbup: I'm still not giving up hope of...

      Ok. :thumbup:

      I'm still not giving up hope of finding mine, though. :thumbup: Gonna try to get some search warrants on my neighbors or something...:rolleyes:
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      Thanks man. :( I really miss mine, though. All...

      Thanks man. :( I really miss mine, though. All the sweated out, grease and grime covered pages, the missing covers, the missing index, and other signs of normal wear. :( Curses to whoever stole...
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      *whew!* Ok. :) I was planning to pull it again...

      *whew!* Ok. :) I was planning to pull it again before I commit to buying a new one. Speaking of new one, gotta order another Bentley. :banghead: Tired of trying to work on this thing without...
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      Not yet. :( I have a question, though: ...

      Not yet. :(

      I have a question, though: when you re-install it, is it supposed to have resistance as you push it back into the tank? It took a lot of effort to shove it back in there. I...
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      Damn damn damn :banghead: Got a defective...

      Damn damn damn :banghead:

      Got a defective fuel filter, and after getting a good one, somehow the sender unit in the tank is broken (fuel gauge isn't working now). :banghead: I know they are...
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      Cool. Yes, I did use the two biggest female...

      Cool. Yes, I did use the two biggest female connections on the panel. Still baffling...:screwy: But, I managed to fill the reservoir by turning the ignition on, and listening for the fuel as it...
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      Yeah, feels damn good. Especially the beer...

      Yeah, feels damn good. Especially the beer afterwards! :beer:

      Now that I think about it, I was jumping the relay panel, NOT the actual relay! :banghead: According to the vid you posted, I...
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      Mission Accomplished. It was definitely the main...

      Mission Accomplished. It was definitely the main pump. :peace:

      Lessons learned:

      -those arrows on the fuel filter for the gas flow REALLY matter. :banghead:

      -I didn't have to pull the...
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      R.I.P. to my 23 yr Old Main Fuel Pump

      Bidding a fond "fairwell" to the old pump. It's served me well over the last 20 years. You will be missed...


      :(
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      My in-tank pump is obnoxiously loud. Has been...

      My in-tank pump is obnoxiously loud. Has been since the late 90's. But, yes, the carpeting and access panel is still removed from that pump, and it only seems to prime when I have the relay...
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      Damn damn damn!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well, when I...

      Damn damn damn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Well, when I jumped the relay, I heard nothing. but, when I had the relay installed, I heard the in-tank pump prime. The in-tank pump ran continuosly when I pulled it...
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      Rut Roh!!

      :eek:

      Just remembered a teeeny, tiny, minute, miniscule little detail:

      I put half a can of Sea Foam in the tank with the needle barely off of the red "empty" zone. I drove it anyway, and...
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      The fuse box/relay panel and all other electrical...

      The fuse box/relay panel and all other electrical connections are very good. Helps that the car has been garaged for the last 12 years. :)

      I just replaced all of the vacuum lines a few years...
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      Ordered a Bosch outer fuel pump from Willie's. ...

      Ordered a Bosch outer fuel pump from Willie's. Should get it Thursday morning. Good news is, it was $149. :peace:

      Gonna pull the fuel pump tomorrow. Spent too much time on the car today.
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      Didn't hear anything. I jumped it according to...

      Didn't hear anything. I jumped it according to the video you posted, and at best I heard a click on the relay panel, but nowhere else in the car. There's power to the relay, though. When I insert...
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