It's all about the valve pockets on the head of the piston. Intake valve is bigger than the exhaust valve and their orientation is reversed from #1#2 to #3#4.
btw: Artie is still waiting on a reply....😄
I would surmise that you could get a hinge complete with a new door at a pick n pull, or maybe someone is parting one out.
Then you worst issue is, the paint doesn't exactly match, or swapping inner panels for color..
please let us know...
"oh, Dr Bartolo, that will be no biggie, you got this!"
I noticed the squeal happens when the engine loads up.
Although I see you've replaced the vacuum line and check valve, I would consider plausible explanations...
That almost sounds like a check valve getting overpowered by pressure, and then causing vacuum mayhem by distorting the reed/valve...
It's a total loss.
Unfortunately, 10k is not going to be reimbursed. They compensate you for a comparable replacement. Also, consider the buyback, as you said, it looks horrible, but the damage is 'cosmetic', and the frame is 'straight'.
$5000 is a fair offer for a 250k 20yo car, but you...
Timing is off scale HIGH, if you only see a yellow line....
When i was fine-tuning my 99.5 Jetta couple months back after a new TB/Wp install, I could adjust the IP off scale HIGH, to off scale LOW,
adjusting only the IP.(and even bumping IP without seeing it move the sprocket AT ALL)
You don't re-time the pump to replace the two seals, and the pump head oring.
(pump remains on the car!!)
I was DEATHLY afraid to re-seal mine, but looking back, it was EASY.
There is a 'gimmick' to re-aligning the cap cover, but it's pretty straightfoward, and
IF you read and...
I resealed my own pump, using the guides here for $16.(2 seals, 1 oring) an about two hours time.
(had to buy the Triangle socket, for $20)
Also, if pump IS leaking you will both see and smell it, strongly.
I don't think leaking fuel will instantly foul a second hose, I would suspect when hose...