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Hmm, no. It started 2-3 weeks later!
Also, at around that time (almost a year ago now) I recall a strange one off while town driving, when all the instruments on the cluster, instantaniously, shot up full scale for a few seconds and then all resumed normal. At the time I assumed the overshoot had machanicaly damaged and offset the rev counter but I am more and more convinced the engine is now actually running faster. Is there any way to get a RPM reading?
It passed its MOT last month so the mixtures must be more or less OK; I'm a Domestic gas engineer with a gas analyser (if I knew what numbers I was looking for). Is there an electronic regulator in the cluster?
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only the rpm guage gives an rpm reading on this model. you could possibly install an aftermarket tach if you wanted
despite the recent work I would still check for air leaks first
I would also test fuel pressure and replace the fuel filter.
additioinally I would clean or replace the idle valve, airflow sensor, throttle body and crankcase vent valve
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Ok,I've got where you are going; thanks for the suggestion of an aftermarket Tacho.
Is there any other way other than simply eyeballing/squeezing the pipes when looking for an air leak, to gauge for leaks?
Similarly Fuel Pressure? There does seem to be plenty of fuel pissing about when I had the fuel rail off and failed to refit properly first time.
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the proper test for an air leak is a smoke test with a smoke machine
if you do not wish to invest in such a test, the simpler way is to use a can of carb cleaner and spray around the intake while the engine is running - if the idle changes you know carb cleaner is getting into the enging and a leak is present.
fuel pressure needs to be tested wiith a pressure guage.