always hate to see engine issues. . . but something tells me you will have it back on the road again before long.
Just so you know, the pics you posted were a huge motivator for me to do the mk1 flare mod. . . i'm so glad I did it now and I have you to thank for giving me the inspiration. I could only find 2 4000's with mk1 golf flares and yours was one of them, it also had the most detailed pics of how you went about it. keep up the good work man. you'll be driving it again in no time