Sorry, I have not been back here in a while. But here's what has been happening:
For several days after the new battery was put in everything was fine. I bought a fuel filter with the intention of replacing it the next day, but did not get a chance to do so.
On Wednesday afternoon I finally had a chance to replace the fuel filter. But I could not get it started to get it into the garage. This was the first time in 5 days it had not started. I tried several times, letting it sit, feathering the gas, flooring it, etc... just like the first time I noticed this problem. After 10 minutes it started, again just like the first time. I pulled it into the garage, changed the fuel filter, and since then (two more days) I have not had any trouble again.
At this point I would like to get the fuel pressure tested again to see if it improved with a new filter, but I don't have a gauge and I believe I have to take the engine cover off inside the vehicle to do this and that is a royal pain in the
on this van. Instead I will probably just drive it until I have more trouble...