Danny: If I can continue this question--willing to pay additional.
I fixed the starter, fixed the oil leak--but engine will not now run.
What I know:
-As soon as I replaced the starter, I tested it and the engine started in 3 piston compressions--I shut it off because I had not replaced the A/C belt.
-I then replaced the A/C belt and noticed the oil leak we discussed before.
-I cranked the motor several times after the first short run to try to find the oil leak--the motor would never start again, but did fire several times on 1 cylinder.
-I then used your feedback to fix the oil leak--but could not get the motor started again. I did refill the lost crankcase oil so that I would not get a low oil lockout/shutdown signal.
-I then pulled the plugs--No. 1 very oily in boot, in plug gap area and could have shorted. The remaining 3 plugs were relatively clean. I cleaned all plugs, checked the gaps in-spec, checked all for spark-->spark was/is strong on all plugs.
-Tried to start the motor again, would not run but there were several cylinder firings.
-Pulled the plugs again--they were dry. I sprayed a little starter fluid in each and replaced thinking that with good spark, the starter fluid might kick the engine over. Same results as before. I then loosened the intake rubber boot to the intake manifold and tried to start the motor again while spraying some starter fuid into the maniflod. Still would not start.
-I puled the plugs again--they were very wet--thought I might have then flooded the plugs.
-I then used a piece of tubing on an air hose and blew into the top of each cylinder with the plugs out to dry out each cylinder, then dried and replaced the plugs.
-I then tried to start the engine again, but it would not run--only got one firing pop from 1 cylinder--that is even less response than beofre.
-I then pulled the plugs again--re-verified spark to each plug.
-I then checked the fuel pump outlet pressure into the fuel rail--80 psi. I checked for water in the gas being delivered to the fuel rail--none detected.
-At this point I cannot understand why the engine will not run, especially since it started up quickly right after I replaced the starter.????
-Then, I got my son's VW diagnostic computer program/cable since he also owns a WV and uses this setup successfully on his car. When hooked up, the computer scrren stated that connection could not be made to the car's computer. I then bought a different style OBD II Hand Held Scanner and cable--this scanner also said that it could not connect to the car's computer. Therefore we could not diagnose the causes.
-At this point we thought that the car's computer could be defective--but that does not make sense because the engine has good spark, the starter engages/turns over the engine, the dash warning lights work, and the fuel pump operates as it should??
-We did find a leak in the vacuum hose to the fuel rail pressure regulator and we replaced that hose.
-I know of nothing that I've moved or disconnected since replacing the starter and the inital engine start that might cause this problem.
-One change since the initial engine start is the oil leak at the top of the fuel filter that we discussed previously--oil is now over/run down the driver's side of the engine in a spreading v-pattern-->could this oil have gotten into a relay/sensing device that could cause the above mentioned problems?? This is not something that I can easily clean in my driveway.
-I need your help at this point--I have tried what makes sense to me. There could be a third failure of some component but a 3rd failure after the starter and the oil leak seems fairly unikely??
-Any suggestions??? I'm afraid if I just take it to a dealer, and the computer diagnostics is defective, I could go through a very expensive Easter-Egg Hunt.