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I have a 1996 525tds Diesel, and every so often whilst driving, at random times, the car loses power but the engine is still running and then power comes back on a second later .
it happens sometimes after a gear change but not always, and sometimes when the car is just driving along at a constant speed.
Sometimes the Electronic ignition lights on the dash comes on but not always, so am not even sure if it is that.
Am looking for some indication of what it might be and what parts to look for before taking it in to a garage and them making me buy something i may not need.
What light comes on exactly? Diesels have no ignition system (spark); the fuel is compression cycle ignited (diesel mist injected into the newly compressed/hot intake air). So my first look would be issues with the fuel system.
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