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Loss of electrical power

Sometimes when turning engine on it does not fire,so i repeat ,same thing, then turn engine off count to 10 then it starts.also usually after1 hour of engine running engine splutters and on 2 occasions all power is lost and prior to no power, engine and temperature dashboard lights come on , so i stop,switch ignition off wait for 10 seconds then restart engine and everything then seems to be ok. this happens on every journey and usually after the car has been running for a while and most times when im changing from 4th gear to 5th gear...any thoughts

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Think this a problem for dealer mechanic with product knowledge,because all lights coming on then loss of power sounds like it could be an ECU fault being triggered by a sensor,or just a component in the ECU breaking down .It would need the computer connecting then running till fault shows up .sorry i couldnt give an instant fix

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