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Hi, i have a 2003...
Hi, i have a 2003 dual fuel combi & when it gets hot (Not over heated, fan kicks in, temp gauge 3/4) it just dies! On trying to start it, it just spins over not even trying to fire! but leaving it for 20mins + It starts no problem till she gets up to temp again & dies! Had it plugged in to OBD machine doesnt show any fault codes??? Im baffled! Any ideas?
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UK Auto Mechanic: Engineering Pro, Automotive Engineer. replied 8 years ago
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Hello

If its aligned with the temperature and especially with the fans coming on its most likely the engine coolant temperature sensor.

These are a regularly failing item and will not show up on a diagnostic scan.

 

Pretty cheap to replace so its the nest place to start.

 

If you need any further information just ask

 

All the best

Jon

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Hi, Jon thanks for your reply. replaced the sensor still the same! Gets up to temp. fan kicks in & cuts off again, just after she dies again & wont start untill its cooled down???
UK Auto Mechanic: Engineering Pro, Automotive Engineer. replied 8 years ago

Does it flame out on both petrol and gas???

Jon

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