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My RR ( 2001, 4.0 HSE, Petrol) decided to die on me. Arriving to do a bit of shopping, on returning to the car it would not restart. Turned over ok but wouldn't fire. After about 1 hour, retried and it started but we only got about 300 yards and it died again. Did this twice more until finally got it loaded and delivered to the main dealership who have serviced it since new. That was on the 10th Dec .

The AA thought it may be the fuel pump. So did the dealer after a week of playing. However after fitting a new pump, they are still finding that it continues to cut out and die after a few minutes. So far - still no car! Any suggestions? Certainly not a fuel issue since it had been running for about a week beforehand. One other thing on the day it happened the car "blipped" briefly twice - coming up to a roundabout - hardly noticeable - just enough to say "Oh - that was odd". Dealer is scratching head since they have few staff who have ever worked in the P38.
 

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Most likely problem is the crank position sensor. When dying they fail when they get hot until they fail continually. Sounds like yours has been dying and has now died completely.
 

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Thanks Richard Have passed on the info to the garage. They don't have the computer equipment to analyse cars older than 2005 any longer!! But have "borrowed" some. And these guys are the main RR dealers in the area. Am now checking for alternatives since they have now admitted that ours is the only P38 that they handle. Will keep you posted on progress. Hope I get back on the road soon.
 

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absolutely agree, I had same problem, would start when cold, then just stop as it got hot.
There is a small heat sheild over this sensor which is at the back of the engine looking at the flywheel behind the passenger side exhaust manifold.
I bought a £ 20 second hand one at the time 3 years ago and its still running (as I did not believe it at the time), only took 30 mins as its difficult to get to, need to remove manifold heat sheild or try from underneath.
 
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