yeah today it's started hesitating on some of the lower gears also. i think you've jinxed me.
as for the fuel filter, i had it change about 1.5yrs ago along w/ upgrading to a walbro fuel pump. i doubt it's the problem but i'll change the filter again since i do have a spare. i did check fuel pressure last night & it was ok.
so when you finally got cel on, did it say it's your cam position sensor that was bad?
i guess i'll bite the bullet & get a new cam sensor. if that doesn't work then i'll move on to the crank sensor. damn expensive parts!!!