2002 E46 316i - car engine cuts out whilst driving and restarts 30 mins later!!

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  1. 2002 E46 316i - car engine cuts out whilst driving and restarts 30 mins later!! 
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    Has anybody come across a problem of the engine cutting out whilst driving along but restarting 30 mins or so later,the dash warning lamp came on as this was happening,car is e46 316i 2002 with 50k on the clock,fdsh?
     
     

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    Does sound heat related, have you had a diagnostic scan for any error codes ?
     
     

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    can almost guarentee its the crankshaft sensor, this is a total pig to change as its under the intake manifold half hidden under the starter, good couple of hours labour and some swearing required.
     
     

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