RE: [DML] Troubles-updated/flames from exhaust
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RE: [DML] Troubles-updated/flames from exhaust



Well, if you smell gas you have a leak.  I would recommend pressurizing the 
system with the car off and geting underneath to check everywhere.  I'd 
suspect it's also the reason the accumulator has to refill because it isn't 
holding fuel like it should.

You know I restored the engine for a gentleman here in NC who had 3 feet of 
flames trailing behind his car while driving on the highway!!  No joke 
either.  When he got home his buddy jumped out of his car and told him to 
get out of the car and the taillights were glowing red like on a rocket.  
That's when the car came to me after that.  The gnetleman also stated he had 
almost no power and the car would not accelerate past 55 MPH.

We found several faults that may have contributed to the problem.  A valve 
adjustment was necessary and he also had a non-Delorean Fuel Distributor.  
His CO was so rich the smell from the tailpipes while running burned your 
eyes and face and caused you to leave the shop.  I think the best theory for 
the flames igniting was fuel filling up in the Cat and being ignited by the 
extreme heat.  However, you don't have a Cat as you stated so it could be a 
number of things.  I'd definitely do a Valve Adjustment on your car and make 
sure to trace the possible fuel leak ASAP.

Oh, we also did a full tune-up on the car here.  The plugs were pretty bad 
especially on a few cylinders which might have contributed to the problem if 
they were not firing well and dumping excess fuel.

We replaced the entire fuel system front to back minus the metal lines under 
the car.

After all the work the car started first crank and ran like a champ.  He can 
now drive it back and forth worry free.  I supect your car may have similar 
causes for the symptoms.  Let us know what you find out!!

Jeff In NC

>From: "stainlessilusion" <5n-@xxxxxxx>
>Reply-To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [DML] Troubles-updated/flames from exhaust
>Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2005 02:23:13 -0000
>
>Yea?flames?but I'll get to that later-I'll start by
>mentioning the
>work I did. 





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