Alfa 156 1.8 keeps conking out
Three weeks ago my wife phoned me to tell me that the Alfa wouldn't start. She had pulled up at school to pick up our daughter, switched engine off for 5 mins. and then tried to start it. Although engine turned over it didn't fire up. After waiting 10 - 15 minutes it then miraculously started.
All was fine for the next 3 weeks until last Sunday when queued at Macdonalds in neutral it conked out again and wouldn't re-start - the engine turned over but again would not fire up. Pushed the car to a car park, waited 15 minutes and car starts again - fine. No problems until today (Wednesday) - on my way home going round a roundabout the engine just cuts out again no warning, no spluttering. Again the engine turned over but wouldn't fire up. I waited 10 - 15 minutes and Hey Presto it started again. Oh yes, it has a full tank of petrol.
Has anyone else experienced this problem? - I would be most grateful for some advice. I suspect it may be an electrical fault but I am no expert.