My 95 1.8 8v is hard started sometimes, very rarely, but when it happens it dishearting. It happened today, and I had only filled the tank to the top. The starter turns over, but there is no ignition. I normally only start the car will the clutch only depressed (no accelerator), but when this happens I have to restart it with the right foot to the floor. I am begining to think it is the fuel filter, as I had never changed the unit in 2.5 years of ownership. The car is now at 77K, and surely it needs replacement at some stage. I tried to get a look at it before, but the housing protecting it, is very hard to remove. Is it a hard job to change the filter, and what precautions are required when removing it from the fuel line - is there anyway of stopping fuel supply. Henry gave a price in one of the previous topics of £20, is this for a 16v or are both units the same.