Can anyone tell me what's happened?
GTV 3.0L, CF3, 96k miles, been an excellent motor for the last nine years.
On Wednesday, accelerating to pass a slowcoach so 4 - 4.5k revs, complete loss of power - no spitting, popping, anything - just cut out.
Having stopped and the heart/sphincter had stopped palpitating, tried to re-start it. All system lights are on and the code light goes out, the engine turns on the key and fires but only for a second. We tried a dozen times but it won't run, once it ran for three or four seconds but died again.
Sent for Green Flag. His diagnostic gizzmo will not connect to the ECU and showed something like 'link failed' or some-such. Mr. G.F. says that it is probable that the ECU is dead which would result in the failure to start and the duff link to his box-of-tricks.
Can anyone comment, offer other explanations, shine a ray of hope?