Glad you got it going.
950 to 1000 rpm idle is where it should be, I set mine at 1000 rpm as it seems happier and less rattles.
When changing the fuel filter try and replace the 4 washers on the fuel filter, 2 each end, you may get 1 in the box, 1 end is the same size as a sump plug washer and the other end slightly smaller, that is usually the 1 that comes with the filter.
Get a good quality filter like MANN, if you have the bigger type filter (1984 onwards) this will fit.
1st one I found so shop around but the link/picture has the part number.
Smaller pre 1984 ish cars use this type of filter.
Thanks for the top tips mark1gls. I will get some sump washers although I'm pretty sure I have some stashed from my previous cars somewhere...
I did get a MANN (and yes it was a bit cheaper
) I toyed with a Framm one but then thought go with what you know works for the sake of a few quid. Glad I did.
However my car (1.8 gtx DX 1986) although is a later one seems to have the smaller filter in. I'm hoping the clip/holder will fit round the bigger one but there is quite a difference in size. The MANN is a lot bigger.
Should I just replace like for like. Seems like a safer option.
Does that mean you get more filter inside- more MANN filter for your money!
Why is there such a difference in size?
Is it just a change in OEM suppliers.
Please feel free to ignore those last questions it's been a long day!