The engine starts ok and might drive ok for a while. For some reson the engine management light comes on and either one or two things happen: Either the engine cuts out altogether and only comes back to life when you take your foot off the excelerator perdal. After 2-3 seconds with no gas applied the light goes out and the power comes back to normal, either that or when the management light comes on the engine loses most of its power but again comes back after 2-3 seconds off the accelerator pedal.<?: prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" />
Just to make matter worse to diagnose, the car might start ok but then stop immediately, not willing to start for a few minuits or it will start with easystart!! Also it sometimes cuts out when you brake at a junction, especially if it's a downhill gradiaent.
Some time ago I did have something simular but it dissaperared after a couple of months. On this occasion the engine manangment light would come on during moderate acceleration, say, going up hill on the motorway. If you didn't back off the accelerator, untill the light went out, the engine would cut out completely and power would only come back when the accelerator pedal was released for 2-3 seconds, which extinguished the engine management light and the power would return. I assume my current problem is linked to this previous problem.
I have replaced the fuel filter, air mass meter, checked the water levels and fiddled with all wires arround the engine. This does not help. ANY SUGGESTIONS PLEASE??