[DML] Hot Start Solution
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[DML] Hot Start Solution



OK, I have owned my Delorean for well over 10 years and it now has 
12,200 miles on it.  I really like the car but I have spent way more 
than I should have on the proverbial "hot start" problem.  

I took the car to Garden Grove from San Diego no less than 5 times 
with the exact same problem.  I spent well over $4,000 on the hot 
start problem and changed the accumulator, various fuel components 
and even the fuel distributor and still, I have a hot start problem.

About the only thing that has not been changed are the fuel injectors 
and I assuming now that this is probably the culprit.  At this point, 
I am afraid to drive the car as once I drive it, and if I let it sit 
for more than 30 minutes, it will not restart.

Today, I purchased a $1.13 part.  I bought a momentary switch and I 
shall wire it as per the instructions contained in several of the 
posts to a spot under the left side of my dash.  Hopefully, 
this "modification" will work and I will once again have a dependable 
car.

The instructions are well done and the connector in the fuse 
compartment was easy to find.  This "mod" should have been either 
automated by the factory or included as a standard accessory on all 
Deloreans.

I know you are going to say to take it to a vendor and have them fix 
it and my response is that I have, at least 5 times and all that I 
get is a bill and no solution to this annoying design problem.

The car is wonderful and I am not a "newbie" to the ownership 
experience, but this particular issue is clearly a design flaw that 
prevents this automobile from being a reliable product.

Any thoughts?









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