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

Man, I wish I new about this trick before.  It turns out that my timing was 
right on.  I just dicovered a vacume leak between the intake manifold and 
the engine block.  Fixed easily enough.

Thanks so much for the great help though.

Lingo #2034

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jeff Friday" <DeLorean_Type304@xxxxxxx>
To: <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2005 4:18 PM
Subject: RE: [DML] Re: Rough running

>I agree on both counts.
> Without knowing EVERYTHING you did it could be a number of things.
> The Distributor setting is CRITICAL as David said.
> You can check your adjustments with the right side Valve Cover off.  When
> the car is SUPPOSIDLY lined up at TDC for #1 BOTH Rocker Arms rock (they
> both have clearance.)  I also used an old mechanics trick and had a buddy
> watch a LONG wooden pencil or similar object move up and down in the Spark
> Plug hole as I turned the engine over.  We would precisely turn the engine
> over until the pencil reached the top and for a split second remained 
> before
> moving back down.  This allowed for perfect Distributor Alignment as well 
> as
> being able to check all the valve clearances (which could be an issue for
> you) and allowed us to double check the timing plate alignment.
> A better way to ensure exact TDC is to remove the block plug under the
> intake and drop a VERY LONG drill bit (the book says the size) into the 
> hole
> as you turn the engine over.  The engine will STOP when it reaches TDC for
> number 1 and this alignment is EXACT.
> Jeff in NC
>>From: "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>Reply-To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>Subject: [DML] Re: Rough running
>>Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2005 17:15:34 -0000
>>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.


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