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Focus 1.8tdi, goes along smoothly then out of the blue without warning engine cuts out and glow plug light comes on, turn ignition off & then back on and engine fires up with no problems, do have have any idea please. Thanks

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I have had the same fault before and it was the fuel regulator switch faulty .

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