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Something aint right, but didn't bring any gear with me. No power and cutting out. Me thinks relay 109, but I need to check before I go to halfords/argos and buy a torx t20 screwdriver...

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Surely you just need some wire and tape?

Come on Macgyver, this would be an easy one to get around.

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Just rip out some speaker cables and bypass it.

As for the T20, amateur.

Go get a Mk5 golf torx screwdriver and stick it in the spare wheel.

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Yeah, but i need to either get behind the fuse panel, or jam somthing into the fuse holder and then rig a wire through to somewhere in the engine bay, to provide a feed. I have wire - was on the road side... just need a bit of foil or a piece of tin can.

If it is the relay... 

Exciting times! A bit like one of those post apocalyptic movies where you need to keep the world turning with a rubber band :)

I will make it home!

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Just rip the scuttle off and run 12v to the ECU directly from the battery.

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Conclusion needed.

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Still on hols... didn't touch anything yet. Just back from a good hard run. All going 100% like a brand new car again. Now armed with a returnable Argos screwdriver bit thing for a tenner. 

I hate problems like this. I have a theory that it's heat related. It was over 35c when it kept cutting out, or seriously down on power. Almost certainly fuel starvation. Cause. Unknown. Could be cavitation in the fuel line? Boiling fuel? But I know the fuel pump is good. The tank strainer is ok, as is the filter. Intermittant relay contacts? Without diagnostics, tricky to be sure. Now 20c. No air bubbles in the fuel line.

Now armed with a piece of string, an elastic band and a twig, I can make it home. Or I will wait till it breaks. Easy to fix when it breaks.

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