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Apparently a faulty ignition switch (???) left the fuel pump running even when you were 10 ft away with the key in your pocket. This might have explained why the battery kept running down - at least it is not the alternator....
Bad situation though... gasoline apparently practically FILLED the crankcase... we drained almost a full oil pan of gas from it. The switch is now replaced, the electrical has been checked and the fuel pump no longer runs without the key in the car but the damage is done. We are going to try and see if we can just keep filling it with oil and draining it in an attempt to see if we can flush all the gasoline from it. Is this doable?? Does anyone have any suggestions??
We pretty much were told that it is a 50/50 case of running again because of the fuel in the crankcase. Apparently the quote was "well you can try... and just pray the bearings don't go out in a month." so any suggestions or help as to how to increase our odds or just prevent me from dumping another grand into this car with little or nothing to show for it would be appreciated.... damnit
 

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Re: Terminally screwed?? Gasoline in the crankcase.... (vwjetta1992)

Just drain the oil and refill it, once is enough (new filter).
Were you driving it like that or was this a once only time?
You need to fix the leaking injectors too, fuel shouldn't leak into a cylinder regardless of the pump running when the motor isn't running.
 

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Well ill b dam, same thing happened to me.I tryd the new oil and flush it out but it didn't work, my piston rings were shot and the bearings did go out, daunt waist ur money on buying oil and oil filters and such, it will not workout didn't for me.good luck
 

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Dam It all to hell!! I was really hoping to hear some better news. Well I guess since I bought all the oil and filters and all I might as well try it. It sounds like I may be in the market for a new motor. I guess this may be a good time to upgrade to a 16v or a Vr6. uhhggg!!!!!!
 

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Since the gasoline will have washed the cylinder walls and the rod/main bearings, you might try doing the following:
The best thing you can do is to fill the oil galleys and rod/main bearings with pressurized oil. Remove the distributor and use the appropriate size of metric socket that will fit the drive tang of the oil pump. Using a speed handle, turn the oil pump until a strong resistance is felt as you turn the speed handle. Greater the resistance to turn the speed handle, greater the amount of oil pressure being generated.
What you will accomplish is the manually priming of the oil galleys and the rod/main bearings.
Also pour a small amount of oil into each cylinder. Using pressurized air, blow air into each cylinder, one at a time, sealing the spark plug hole with a rag around the blow pipe. Hopefully you will be able to blow some oil onto the rings and piston skirts/cylinder walls.
Hopefully you did not drive the car when the failure of the ignition switch occurred. If you did, then the engine will need to be rebuilt or replaced. Good luck, WWR.
 

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Well we tried priming the engine with oil after we flushed it and it still does not run. Im pretty much at a loss as to what to do, and so is the mechanic that was working on it. I guess i pretty much need to tow it
to the the repair shop and see what a specialist has to say. It wants to fire up but it just wont! dam it. Time to break out the old wallet I guess. The good news is my fox is still working( I thought the head was blown) So I guess I'm just going to keep rocking that until if and when this dam jettta will ever run again.
 

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Re: Terminally screwed?? Gasoline in the crankcase.... (vwjetta1992)

You need a compression tester, a good $25 investment from Sears. If the engine has good compression, you can blame the starting troubles on something else(it can't tell you how bad your bearings are though). Even if the bearings are on their way out the engine should still start.
-Rob
 

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Re: Terminally screwed?? Gasoline in the crankcase.... (robw_z)

Yeah I did a compression test and it was like 150 152 148 145 so i really do know what else to do. dam
 
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