[DML] Re: Fuel Distributor ect
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[DML] Re: Fuel Distributor ect



hi

i would not really lean the fuel distributor, mine was 12 years 
standing and ok.
at the most only carefully remove the plunger and soak in acetone.

the bolts with the holes are called banjo bolts, just replace with 
new.
specialTauto may want the old ones for refurb

do not use standard fuel hoses. system is injection and runs in 
excess of 65 lb (car tyre presure about 26 so gives an idea)
you do not want a burst and petrol spraying at that pressure.
Really you need to buy the propper thing (say stainless from 
specialTauto)
don't skimp on this!

again i replaced my tank, pump, filter
ran the fuel return line into a canister (you don't want old gunk 
back in the clean tank.
expect the accumulator to be faulty (a pig to replace)

put six temporary pipes onto fuel distributor and into six glass 
jars and ran fuel pump. petrol came out black for first few seconds.

make sure you do any thing safely with a fire extuinguisher in hand!.

by the way the tank needs more than a wipe down, needs to have 
acetone soaking inside and remove all gunk.

check all the connections to the coil as these are common to corrode 
(mine had and car would not run more than 30 seconds)
one cleaned...fine

Regards

steve

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "seanhagan" <seanhagan@...> wrote:
>
> OK, so how do I clean the fuel distributor (yes take it off, 
replace 
> the hoses (those are relatively cheap)... How about getting any 
rust 
> off of the bolts with the holes in them?
> 
> What solvent do I use for the hoses? Any reason that I cannot use 
> standard fuel hoses that you can buy at a place like Checker? 
> Cutting them to length should suffice...
> 
> How about the warm up regulator?
> 
> Already cleaned out the tank (ie wiped her out) replaced the pump, 
> boot, cover, fuel filter... which is where i found some rust in 
the 
> bolt that has holes in it. 
> 
> Sean
> 3372
> 
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@> 
> wrote:
> >
> > Many of the parts in the fuel system are rebuildable. Not the
> > accumulator, but most of the others. Before you buy one of these
> > expensive parts (which you get no credit for your old one) see 
if 
> you
> > can send them out to be rebuilt. Check with John Hervey. The fuel
> > distributer is cleanable in most cases. If the distributer is 
> messed
> > up you probably need to do EVERYTHING. You might have to make a 
> pile
> > of all the fuel system parts including the fuel injectors and 
send 
> it
> > all out. The hoses you should be able to clean up with bottle 
> brushes
> > and solvent. If the distributer is dirty you should start in the 
> fuel
> > tank. Pull the pump and the sending unit, drain the tank, and 
wipe 
> it
> > out finishing up with an acetone wipe. Replace any deteriorated 
or
> > questionable parts. The holes are called ports and there is no
> > "cheaper" cross-referance. You do have to be careful to get the
> > "right" parts. Each part has a long Bosch part # on it. If it is 
> not
> > EXACTLY correct then the part will not be correct for use in a 
> Delorean.
> > David Teitelbaum
> > vin 10757
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "seanhagan" <seanhagan@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Was speaking to someone, and he stated that I probably need to 
> get a 
> > > new fuel distributor to fix my current fuel problems. While I 
> know 
> > > that most of the Delorean parts sites list a fuel distributor, 
I 
> was 
> > > wondering if there was perhaps a cheaper cross reference 
> somewhere out 
> > > there that I could use... Not that I am cheap, but since, i 
> probably 
> > > need to replace the warm-up regulator, the accumulator, as 
well 
> as the 
> > > injectors I was wondering if there was something else that 
> worked just 
> > > a
> >
>









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