(..only people of a certain vintage
will know where this title is taken from!)
Anyway, I was driving along happily in the spider (Bosch Motronic) and suddenly she lost all power, and would only crawl along to the next parking space.
Oh no, I thought, how much will that be?....another weeks wage!
In fact it turned out to be the air intake pipe from the airfilter box to the induction plenum (going over the head) had come loose and slipped off one end. I was amazed this could have such a drastic effect, obviously due to the airflow meter.
Tightened it back on and she worked fine again......so i am thinking a split in this pipe would also haver a similar effect, if not quite as drastic...just thought to let you know in case you come across the same problem..check the big (expensive) air intake pipe is not split somewhere!