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Lost power on maiden voyage!

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Collected my 'new' '93 9000 2.3T from the dealer today. We drove it for a few hours without a problem. Coming to an intersection it lost power for a second, then lost it completely but kept idling at 1000rpm. I pulled over and tried changing gears, etc but still no power. Turned off the engine and tried to start it luck. Called for roadside assistance and waited for 45 minutes for him to arrive. When he asked me to turn it over, away it went as normal! Now I've lost faith in taking it any distance and fear the dealer won't be able to find such an intermittent fault. Does this sound like a DI cassette problem?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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Many moons ago I had a problem with a '91 9000 - after completion of a journey I would turn off the engine. Then, if I tried to restart when the temperature gauge was at the low end of the "normal" zone, it would never start. The problem was confined to a very narrow range of temperature on the gauge, and seemed to happen if the engine was shut down for about 2 hours.

Fortunately, the car was new - yes, it was the DI cassette.
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