Motor Control System Failure
Now I know there are lots of threads about Motor Control System failure but I have a specific question.
I have a 2003 "53" 147 1.9 JTD Lusso. It's done 126K miles, got a full service history, belt changed twice, glow plugs done etc. Loads of receipts etc.
My MCS light came on earlier, slightly after the engine "coughed", and then the engine stopped working. Afterwards I couldn't start the car, it turned over but wouldn't start.
We left it for a couple of hours, giving it a chance to cool down. When I returned it started first time and I set off home.
After about 10 minutes I noticed the engine temperature going up, it went above 70, then dropped a little to just below. Once it got to 80 the engine "coughed" again, then same routine, light came on and almost instantly the engined switched off.
I left it a couple of hours, went back started it and managed to get it home.
Now the question......
I have owned the car for less that 24 hours, bought from a car dealer. They are obliged to repair, replace or refund.
The problem appears to be related to the engine temperature, but I'm no mechanic.
Should I give the garage a chance to fix? Does it seem terminal? Should I just get a refund?
When it drives it runs well. Any advice would be appreciated.