Check to see if you are getting fuel at the outlet of the filter (When's the last time the fuel filter was changed?)
the original fuel filter was pulled "cleaned" and re-installed when we found out the replacement didn't match.... then 2 days later the fuel filter was replaced this all happened about 100 km's ago.
prior to driving this year the car had been sitting outside for 4 years in the heat / rain / snow when we pulled the filter off the first time blue "stuff" came out and when it was pulled the 2nd time less blue "stuff" came out and then the new filter went on....... the car is still on it's first tank of gas since that 4 year hiatus from driving and likely may have more "swill" in the tank especially after I put in the fuel injector cleaner.
I'm having the car taken to a "reputable shop" that's gotten several endorsements including 1 from the guy who helped me out on the side of the road.... originally it was going to see if they could find the source of the clunking while driving.
their is a clunk in the suspension now and stranger "looseness" in the drive train... nothing serious suspect it's bushings but I wanted a 2nd opinion anyway so I'll get it towed and tell them what to look for.
I've got 2 Eagle Talons the ESI that I'm getting towed and a TSI that I just finished compilation the parts for to get 350 pony (got 680cc injectors today for $140).
as soon as this ESI is finished I'm selling it... just a drag that it hit me again with another gremlin, should have done the fuel injector cleaner at the pump instead of being over eager and putting it in at Canadian Tire where I bought it.
thanks for the responses.