Re: [DML] And for my NEXT problem... :)
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Re: [DML] And for my NEXT problem... :)



John,

I'm sure this isn't your problem, but your symptoms sound just like what 
happens to my car when I'm too low on gas.  When I accelerate all of the gas 
flows to the back of the tank so there's nothing for the pump to suck up, 
then the pressure in the systems falls low enough for the injectors to stop 
spraying.  Then the car will jerk until fuel enters the pump and pressure 
builds back up.  When you're cruising on the highway the gas is probably 
pretty level since you're not accelerating all that much.  Wouldn't it be 
great if it were that simple.

Todd Nelson
1561, Vermont


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Rydholm" <ebondefender@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2005 4:29 PM
Subject: [DML] And for my NEXT problem... :)


> Hey all, been a while. I recently had a complete Valeo clutch kit
> installed on my DeLorean, plus a 12~ something grade shift linkage
> pivot that will (supposedly) never break like my old one did. She
> ran great for about 3 weeks. Then! Suddenly! *dramatic music here*
> The DeLorean started to threaten to stall on me. Now bear in mind
> that I've spent almost $4K on restoring this thing. I told
> myself, "Ok, John. You had the main wiring harness redone. You have
> new spark plugs, plug wires, cap, & rotor. You have new vacuum
> hoses, fuel pump and accumulator." So I figured it couldn't possibly
> be the ignition system. It had to be the trans as that's the last
> thing that I got worked on. The strange thing is, the car only
> threatens to stall when you first accelerate from a dead stop. Say,
> at a stop sign or a light. As you go through the first 2 or 3 gears,
> the engine sputters and the car will jerk forward repeatedly. But,
> when I'm on the freeway or highway in 4-5th gears, doing 50-88mph
> (lol), she runs fine! Weird, huh? I've sent it in to the local
> repair shop and they should tell me what the new problem is. But
> have any of you ever experienced something like this? Such...horror?
> Oh the humanity! A non-running DeLorean!
> -proceeds to cry-
> I'm just kidding
> ...okay, I'm good now. Hope your day is better than mine.
> John Rydholm
> Romeo, Michigan
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