I used the carb term loosely I know that it is fuel injected. I have changed the fuel filter but have not yet checked the ignition side. I was a mechanic in the fifties and sixties when cars were not so complicated. The problem I have is when you are accelerating there is a flat spot which then goes, otherwise the engine runs quite well. I was told by someone that there is a solenoid on the 'carb' body which delivers more fuel when needed and that these sometimes stick. I have been doing some welding underneath and have used a rollover frame to do it and have rolled it both sides and wondered it perhaps I have moved some muck about in the 'carb'
Many thanks. Alan.
Unfortunately we had not really used the car before I did all the work, because I managed to break my arm. It was only driven about a mile and half to the mot place by my daughter and the back, so we didn't give it a fair trial. It languished about until I felt able to carry out all the mot requirements, quite a lot!!. I bought it off ebay with gearbox trouble, which I changed and then broke my arm. It is for my wife as a runabout. At the moment I am struggling to get the radiator off my Fiat Ullyse and am nearly there except for the intercooler rad and the climate control rad,trying to separate them from the radiator.
Will be doing quite some mileage this week, will give you another email then.