[DML] Re: Rough running
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[DML] Re: Rough running

Not knowing exactly what you did there are many things that could have
gone wrong. Without tearing it all apart there are some simple,
external checks that can be done to see it it is assembled correctly.
Do a compression test. This will tell you if the timing of the
crankshaft and camshafts are close and you don't have any cracked
piston rings, misadjusted valves, etc. Next, reinstall the
distributer. It is CRITICAL that you have the #1 cylinder at TDC just
before the combustion stroke at the same time the distributer is
pointing at the #1 spark plug. On a Delorean the cylinders are NOT
equaly spaced on the distributer cap. The timing is asymetrical and
You MUST fire the #1 cyl position of the cap at the #1 cylinder.
Timing is 13 degrees. You might also verify your timing marks. Get the
#1 cyl to TDC and make sure your timing marks line up. Use chalk or
red paint to make them easy to see. Use the Workshop Manual to see
where #1 cylinder is and the correct firing order and numbering plan.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "lingolor" <rlingo@xxxx> wrote:
> Ok guys.  I have already searched the archives and had no luck 
> finding the right answers to my problem. So now I'm asking for yalls 
> help with my cars rough running engine.
> I just refinished rebuilding my engine.  I am 100% positive my timing 
> chains are in the correct position on the cams and crankshaft because 
> I followed the directions in the shop manual.  So that's not a 
> problem..  I also set the distributor cap timing following the 
> instructions from the shop manual.  Using a timming light, I have 
> adjusted the timing between 12 and 0 degrees TDC for the #1 cylinder 

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