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



Hi Scot,

What kind of fuel pump do you have? Do you have the built-in check valve
type (old style longneck) or the removable check valve type (newer style)?
The old style pumps are prone to having their valves fail, allowing the fuel
to drain back into the tank from the line going to the accumulator. I had an
old style pump and that was my issue 3 years ago when I first got my car.

Just for my general knowledge, how could the electrical system cause a hot
start issue? To think that whenever it wants to some component will just get
pissed off and not work properly for no particular reason doesn't really
make much sense to me.

On a similar note, how can 1 fuel injector (going on a logical basis that
fuel injectors all can't go bad at the same time) cause an engine to not
want to restart after it's already been running? If it weeps at rest, then
it's line alone would be dry, not really considering the other 5 injectors
who are all ready to go. Somebody make me smarter- that doesn't make sense.

The hot start relay, if it works, will tell you that your problem is NOT
electrical- you are manually pumping fuel through the car with it engaged,
and that has nothing to do with the electrical ignition system.

With all due respect, please consider the fact that just because you can't
fix a problem, doesn't mean it's a design flaw overlooked years ago by a
group of moron engineers. As posted by others, the car is only a machine and
it once worked properly.

If you are superstitious and happen to be a beer drinker, drink a Guinness
then turn a wrench.

Good luck!

Eric Itzel
vin 4433

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Scot Stern" <Scotstern@xxxxxxx>
To: <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2005 5:04 PM
Subject: [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.
>
> 





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