[DML] Re: Hot Start Solution
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[DML] Re: Hot Start Solution



Hi.  Here are my 2 cents.

Internal combustion engine depends on combustion process to work.  The
fire/combustion triangle applies here: air, fuel, and heat.  It looks
like you've checked all the variables concerning the fuel system.  Air
process is pretty simple unless the fuel/air mixture is screwed up.

The most likely culprit is heat.  That means the ignition system. 
Ignition coil shot?  ECU computer faulty?  Safety interlocks kicking
in?  Try looking into this area and tell us what you find.    

V/R


Steve 
VIN#04421



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Scot Stern" <Scotstern@xxxx> wrote:
>
> 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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