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.http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/c/Volks ... e86&000567
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.http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MANN-FILTER-F ... Swq1JZDMgh
Smaller pre 1984 ish cars use this type of filter.http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-GOLF-MK1-S ... Swg3FUbzKm
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