Hi. Whilst it may not be related to the problem I've had on this occasion, out of interest, how would I check the relay?
Apparently that relay is identical to one of the other relays in that area, so you could swap them around and see if the fault disappears. Or buy a replacement relay.
I've taken the car to Intaservices, AR Leicester independant specialists, and had the code read. Apparently I've got a fault with the engin speed sensor. If it fails to read for what ever reason, it will tell the ECU to cut off fuel supply. It seems that leaving the car for a while to cool down was part of the solution, as apparently the sensors tend to pack up when the are within a given temp intollerance. It's running for now, but is bound to pull the same stunt again at the least convenient moment, so I'll get my hands on a replacement PDQ.
Thanks all for your help and suggestions. Very much apprecieted.
Engine speed sensor sounds like layman's terms for crank sensor. And yes this could cause these symptoms but it would NOT cause the immobiliser code light to stay on, so you might be barking up the wrong tree here.
And it doesn't cut off the fuel, it cuts off the spark
Next to the battery there are 2 black plastic boxes. Take the covers off, pull out the relays and check the spade connectors are not corroded.
I would put money on it being your problem.
I reckon it is the relay, but when it failed on mine the relay looked fine externally. Didn't work though, until it was given a little knocking around.. Apparently they corrode inside, the garage thought it could be to do with salt spray getting inside the engine bay and inside the relay, maybe an undertray would help but mines not had one on for years.. Replacement relay cured the problem.