Re: [DML] How well do your DeLoreans start?
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Re: [DML] How well do your DeLoreans start?



My DeLorean fires in 1-2 seconds flat - hot in July or
Cold in December.  When it's cold (weather not engine
temp), I have probably about 1-2 minutes of idle
hunting - warm I have almost no hunting at all.  If my
car sits for about a month, it will fire/die once,
than it will fire successfully the second time; I
would say that's "normal" for a DeLorean.  I have no
issues with the car being inclining or declining -
maybe a extra second to crank and fire at most.  I
seem to be very blessed with no idling problems; car
cranks and fires just about first time every time.  

To be honest, I can't remember the last time I cranked
and fired my car saying "uh oh".  Of course, that
comes with taking good care of the car and making sure
it's running efficiently.  I'd say it comes down to
changing the fuses 1-2 times a year, having relays
that are under 5 years old, making sure ALL electrical
connections are intact, keeping the fuel system nice
and clean with at least a once a week drive to ensure
fluids move and gas doesn't get stale.  As Casey (or
as I call him, "Doc", since he seemingly knows
everything about these cars) once told me, just keep
oil and coolant in it - the rest can be fixed.

Jeremiah

--- sweitzel_2000 <sweitzel@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> My DeLorean is in pretty good tune. I have 8400
> original miles on it.
> It was well within CA emissions standards (as of 2
> years ago) and I
> get approx 20mpg with no excessive hunting at idle.
> I was wondering
> what kind of starting nuances various owners
> experiences with their
> cars. Mine starts practically instantly - within 1
> second of key turn
> without touching the accelerator pedal regardless of
> whether it was
> driven yesterday or if I have left it sitting in the
> garage for over
> three months. However, sometimes if I am driving
> around and stop at a
> friends house and park it in an inclined driveway,
> it may take upwards
> of two to three seconds of cranking to get it to
> fire. In those
> situations, it sometimes acts like it's not running
> on all cylinders
> when it catches until i goose the throttle a few
> times to even it out.
> How about everyone else?
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