Dusty I think the best thing you can do for your new VR if you haven’t yet is to re-route from under motor and make sure connector from stator is good to new VR plug. Dielectric grease and whatever you can do to keep that connection clean. I believe most VR failures occur right there.New Multimeter on it's way!
Also got new VR from RMStator and just installed it! Finally!!!! Problem solved!
Thanks Again for all the experience and knowledge!!