RE: [DML] Re: Start Issues / Flooding?
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RE: [DML] Re: Start Issues / Flooding?



Ok I have the same issue here and this afternoon removed the distributor and
my plunger was indeed stuck.  I took it out and blasted it with air and it
came out with some help.  The acetone cleaned it right up and it slid back
in place.  I then tried to start the car, and while it is still not starting
up right, it trying harder then before.

I am going to pull the plugs next to see if they are original and if they
might be fouled.  

My pump is running correctly, but I still wonder, could a bad accumulator or
fuel filter cause this?  I know that's usually a symptom of a hot start, but
if the accumulator is badly plugged or gummed up could it cause this lack of
fuel?

This is on my new '83.

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-----Original Message-----
From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Manny Sajiun
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2005 12:22 AM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DML] Re: Start Issues / Flooding?

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "nedferbel" <washingtonisland@xxxx> 
wrote:
>
> Hi,
> 
> I have had my DeLorean since 1998 and have never had a cold or hot
> starting issue in the past. Lately it has sat idle longer than usual
> due to being out of town for several months over the summer. When
> starting it, it wants to turns over for a few seconds, then die. If 
I
> crank too much, the smell of fuel is evident, so I don't think there
> is a fuel pump issue (or at least fuel is getting to the engine). 
When
> this happens, I can let it sit a minute, try again, then it turns 
over
> a little but will not stay running.
> Now, here's the interesting part. Whenever I remove fuse #7 from the
> fuse box (fuel pump, lambda sensor, etc.) the car will run longer
> until it runs out of the fuel that was originally pumped before the
> fuse was removed.
> It seems as if the car is getting too much fuel and unable to burn 
it
> as fast as the fuel pump is delivering it, thus flooding it to a 
stop
> each time. It seems the plugs are fine since it does run on it's
> minimum dose of fuel.
>  
The plunger in your fuel distributor is stuck
take out the 3 screws on top of the FD and lift it up and pull out
the plunger dip it in acetone & clean it thorougly and when you put 
it back it has to gravity drop out by itself
but remember this is an extremely accurate and precision fit,one 
little acratch can ruin it.there's a small o ring under the FD,
best to put a new one in there when reassembling.

Manny Sajiun  







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