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      Simple: buy a non-hydraulic mount for an older...

      Simple: buy a non-hydraulic mount for an older VW to fit what you have or (why fabricate) junkyard for the hydraulic mount bracket. There may also be some new aftermarket brackets available if you...
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      Are you sure that the mount you are looking at on...

      Are you sure that the mount you are looking at on the car is original to the car? Has the engine been changed out? Manual or automatic transmission. As you state all of the mounts that are called...
    3. Make sure that you can turn the engine by hand --...

      Make sure that you can turn the engine by hand -- multiple revolutions. If the engine survived the overheating I can't think of anything that would prevent the starter from operating unless there...
    4. A few thoughts..... Was the thermostat...

      A few thoughts.....

      Was the thermostat installed correctly? The operating part (pill) has to face the hot side so it will open the thermostat. There is also a possibility that the pump impeller...
    5. Without the capability to do electrical testing...

      Without the capability to do electrical testing it is hard to say what the root cause of your issue is. A new switch will run around $15-20.

      A digital multimeter can be had for $10-20. If you...
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      You should have the battery from the car load...

      You should have the battery from the car load tested. Lots of places will do that for free. I've had batteries go bad overnight. Sometimes electrical issues can be very frustrating.

      However...
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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...
    8. 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...
    9. 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...
    10. 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. ...
    11. 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"...
    15. 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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