Had my fuel filter replaced on Saturday.
Previously my 2003 diesel Vectra has run like a dream.
When I picked the car up from the garage, it took two attempts to start it, with the engine sounding like it was starved of fuel. A bit of accelerator pedal got it going, and it was fine all the way home.
Before leaving the garage, I pointed this out and was told that it was normal for a new fuel filter, and was assured that it would be fine by the time I'd done a few miles to draw the fuel through. Seemed reasonable to me.
I've now driven around 45 miles in the car with the new filter but still, when I start it from cold standstill, if I don't drive away immediately it sputters to a stall. Restarting at that point requires some pressing of the accelerator and around 20 seconds of battery cranking. By the time I've traveled 100 metres from cold, it seems to be stable for the rest of the journey, until I get home and leave it for another 8 hours.
Is this normal? Will it clear up? Or is there something wrong with the filter?