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Engine cuts out fairly regularly when deaccelerating and braking approachung lights and intersections. Resorted to slowing, using the hand brake and maintaining the revs with accelerator. Idles quite nicely when the car is still - problem only seems to occur when slowing 1- 5 kms

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Check the vacuum pipe from the manifold to the brake servo can.......if loose it will draw air in and stall as above.....

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