Re: [DML] more technical help needed
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Re: [DML] more technical help needed



Thanks for the info.  Here is the additional curveball.  In some of my
previous postings I outlined some of the boneheaded moves the previous
owner made.  One of them was replace a fuse taht I assumed to
continually blow with a higher amperage fuse.  He continued to
"upgrade" this fuse until it was a 30 Amp fuse.  I discovered this by
going through my car with a fine tooth comb and inspecting every fuse
was and insuring they were the proper rating.  The first clue was the
existance of one blown 30 amp fuse in the fuse box.  The additional
evidence was the fact that this fuse was WAY over what the recommended
rating was. And that fuse.........controlled among other things the
diagnostic plug.  I looked at the diagnostic plug to see that the
pickup wire and everything else were a melted mass of shorted wires
and plastic.  Sooooo the dwell meter may not be a current option.

The mixture screw has been tampered with.  In fact, I dialed it back
because the car had been backfiring on deceleration and when ever I
took my foot off of the gas and then reapplied it. I dialed it back
and that was eliminated.  I think it may need readjustment as a result
of the tune-up and the removal of the metering unit.  This screw may
have been moved when I change the gaskets.

Thanks! I'll let you know!

Nate
> > But if I started it to put it on the ramps and shut
> > it off then tried restarting it, it sounded almost
> > like the starter was engaging for about three
> > seconds too long, it would sputter for a few seconds
> > then die.  Subsequent attempts at starting resulted
> > in it just cranking.  Leave it for half an hour and
> > it would start right up.  
> 
> This to me sounds like the air/fuel ratio is out of
> whack.  Not badly, but just needs to be "tuned".  My
> car used to do this.  It would sputter and almost hold
> on, then just die.  Cranking it like that can flood




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