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Have just returned from a long weekend so have just got your answer, the car for all its age has only done 50k and is in good order. It was serviced and mot in dec and which point the plugs were changed and the exhaust checked. The problem has been going on for over a year gradually getting worse that is the time between the episodes is getting less, this question was prompted by a morning last week when I thought it wasnt going to start, the battery is new . once started in the morning the car runs fine all day
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This could be a wiring issue as things tend to expand when hot and its possible a poor or partial electrical connection is being improved as things warm up on one of the major sensors so check the connection plug and wiring to the following;
Crank position sensor
Cam position sensor
Throttle position sensor
Also worth checking the connections to the fuel pump for the same reason - unplug each in turn and give them a good squirt of switch / contact cleaner - Not WD40
and also unplug and inspect the main power relays and fuses for signs of overheating or corroded terminals - so the ones for the ECU and the fuel pump
And also unplug the wiring loom connections in the engine bay one at time and inspect for corroded or recessed pins.