thank you for your quick peply. Can you please tell me what the MAF is in a little more detail, and if it could be replaced or bypassed/ jumped before replacing the fuel pump.
And if it is not too much to ask, what an appropriate fuel flow rate would be if I can access a fuel pressure gauge and what the accompanying codes might be. Final question; if not the fuel pump, what other possible causes in this type of engine??
Thanks again, Rod
Mass Air Flow meter attached to the Air Box, has a five wire conector attached. below is a picture of a newer one yours is very simular. Fuel flow rate is not what we look at, what we need to know is fuel presure. Should be around 45 to 50 PSI. I will get you exact spects as soon as VWs web site comes back online from maintance.
Thank you David - will look forward to the specs when available. Two final questions, I promise; Is the in-tank fuel pump something a do-it-yourselfer like me should attempt, and given your years of experience, is a car of this age worth putting $500-$1000 into??
I have no emotional attachment to the car but other than this starting running problem it is pretty sound and has new struts and tires.
Great - thank you so much - I will wait for the specs on this open discussion then gladly accept your answers and approve payment and make a stellar recommendation for your insights. I may try to contact you again once I have had a chance to dig in but that's another day.
OK minimu fuel presure should be 44 psi.
Thank you and let me know if you need any further assistance.