Drove the 22 miles to work this morning - no probs (except for the -3 to -8 outside temperature).
Tonight, however, after starting as normal, and ticking over fine whilst I set the heater, switched on the rear demister, and fastened my seatbelt, the engine just died as I tried to reverse out of the parking space. When I triied to restart it, it struggled to fire properly, then died again. This happened for a third time, so I went looking for puddles of liquid on the ground, or something, but all was OK Just about resigned to having to call the AA, I tried one last time and PRESTO ! back to normal. A nervous drive home has yielded no further mishaps.
Does anyone have an idea what may have caused the above ?
If it helps, the car has done 24k, and is not due another service for 5-odd k.