[DML] Re: General lack of engine power. what's going on?
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[DML] Re: General lack of engine power. what's going on?

Since you bought a non-runner it can be a lot of things. I would start
with the basics. Do a compression test. That will tell you a lot about
the internal health of the motor. From there you may want to do a
differential pressure leak-down test. The camshaft noise may really be
an exhaust leak. You really do need the Lambda to work so the car will
run right. Your mixture could be way off because you replaced the
mixture unit. The timing could be off, and/or the mechanical and
vacuum advance may not be working. I can send you the instructions to
build a break-out box so you can make sure you are actually starting
out in 1st gear. You might have a bad shift computer (very common).
The tach not working *could* indicate a problem in the ignition
circuit. Hard to say but it should work so if you fix the tach it
"may" solve some of your problems. Flush the brakes with fresh Castrol
GTLMA DOT 4 and check the fluid levels in the transmission AND the
final drive. You have several problems to sort out before you really
know which direction to go in. Stop throwing parts at the car and try
to diagnose the problem, I bet many of the parts you replaced were
really OK since you still have the problem.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "odell_andy" <odell_andy@xxxx> wrote:
> i have owned my D since March last year, and only got it in a drivable state last week..... > when pulling away from red lights, the engine has a cam rattle noise,
> and has virtually no acceleration  below 10mph. 
> is the lack of power and revcounter related?
> any help / ideas welcome. 

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