RE: [DML] Hard start issue?
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RE: [DML] Hard start issue?

Based on what your saying, I would adjust the mixture screw clock about
1/8th turn. The air flow meter deflection plate may no be rising the control
plunger high enough to pass fuel to the injectors. 
Does the car ever die at Idle or when you let off the gas going to a light.
John Hervey

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stefan diklich
Sent: Friday, September 09, 2005 5:48 AM
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Subject: RE: [DML] Hard start issue?

The temperature yesterday was around 80 degrees. its weird though because it
can sit in my garage for two days and start fine cold but if it stays
outside it wont start. its the weirdest thing, and there is no hot start
problem, because if i drive the car and get it warmed up, and turn it off
and start it, it starts fine. The thing i had to do to start it was pump the
gas pedel and press it all the way down to get it to start. 

John Hervey <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:What is the temperature where your
are, could be the hot start problem.
TTS switch isn't firing off the cold start valve. Either on could be bad.
Mixture screw could be out of adjustment.
Low battery causes a weak spark when trying to start. What is the battery
voltage when trying to start.
Vacuum leak.
John Hervey

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Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2005 1:19 PM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DML] Hard start issue?

Ok, heres what happened, 

I drove the delorean to school today ( and dont worry i have a 
fairly small school where i dont have to worry about people 
vandelizing the car) and this is my 3rd day driving it. The first 
day when i go home the car starts up fine and takes me home. The 
second day it wont start, but about the tird try it finally turns 
over and starts. Now this is making me nervous. 

I talked myself into brining it to school today and see if it was 
just a fluke. Well it starts up fine every morning out of my garage. 
But after school i go to start it, it wont start. its trying to turn 
over but just wont. So after about the 6th try i give up, call my 
dad to pick me up. He tries it twice and it starts. But he had to 
pump the gas pedal and put it right to the floor to get it to start. 
So i have the car now in my garage. and im not taking it to school 
again for a while until i solve this problem. The weird thing is 
that it happend two days in a row. the second day the worst, and its 
as if, when it sits in the sun all day, it wont work, but i can 
start it after sitting a few days in my garage. Could the 
temperature outside have anything to do with this? I dont think it 
would but maybe im wrong.

So if anybody here has any idea of why this is happening or what 
valves to check etc. Let me know. Thanks everybody and i appreciate 
the help.

PS this was happening to me before when i first got the car but all 
i did was just change the spark plugs (because they were 
contaminated) and it started up fine for the last 3 months.

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