Well the gremlins have got into the motor good & proper.
The clutch seems to have "fixed itself" but then yesterday I lost all power at medium to higher revs
Max speed 40 mph... bad, very bad, ££ or £££
seemed a bit like fuel starvation on a petrol truck. Fiddled about a bit, draining the fuel filter seemed to help a bit - for about 5 minutes driving time and then it was back to no power. Well I changed the fuel filter and normal service was resumed
Then when I turned the ignition off the engine just kept running sweetly
I wasn't quick enough removing the old fuel filter full of gremlins and now they're in the fuel pump.
It's a PITA to get the fuel stop solenoid out with the pump in place and a major job to remove the fuel injection pump to get the stop solenoid out. I just know that there's a bit of swarf in there doing untold damage.
What to do that is the question?