Well I realize that this posting is long over due, but I thought better late than never.
I recieved the fuel filter in the mail from fastlane (many thanks),
I installed it on the car, and it went in effortlessly, but to my dismay, this did not cure the problem.
Then I knew that it had to be those new platinum split fire plugs that I installed in late August. Sure enough, I found severe vertical cracks in the insullation of two of these plugs. I swapped these platinum plugs out for champion copper and bingo!!!!!!!!!!! the problem went away.
I want to thank everyone that took the interest and time to post responses on this problem. And my belated thanks to Kestas for the photos showing me the location of the filter.