Hello! I have a 1989 4 door Jetta, base model, 1.8L 5 speed manual. When I first bought her, she would start right up, but idle kinda rough. I bought it anyway ($500), took it home, and gave it a tune up (new cap, rotor, plugs, plug wires, air filter, fuel filter and an oil change), rough idle did not change much. Drove it that way for a tank of gas, and noticed my mileage was very sub-par (about 11 or so miles to the gallon). I pulled my dipstick and smelled gas. Researched that online and came up with a burnt out Digifant. Replaced that ($100 later), and still had that issue. Ended up being a stuck open thermostat, which I replaced, as well as changing the oil again. She was running good, and my mileage increased by about double. The other day, I went out to fire her up, and she started, then died, and would not start again. I thought maybe the timing belt had gone, but I pulled the top cover, and everything seemed fine, and the belt seemed to be in decent condition. I finally got her to fire after about 30 seconds or so of cranking, but if I did not hold the throttle at about half, it would die. She also sounded as though she was running under water, which previous experience has been the catalytic converter. So, I removed that from the equation, but with the same results. The Bently will be here today, so I'm kind of just fishing for opinions at this point. It sounds starved for fuel, so I will go that route, although I can hear the pump prime when I turn on the key. Also, I have read that the coils on these are prone to failure, although I verified spark by having my wife watch a spark plug ground to the valve cover. Thanks for any and all help/suggestions, and I apologize for the book size post.