[DML] Re: Fuel issues - Replaced nearly everything
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[DML] Re: Fuel issues - Replaced nearly everything



Thank you for the feedback, it was greatly appreciated. I did get 
her to start, the problem was the plunger on the fuel cutoff switch. 
(Stupid me!) The accumulator is brand new.

I will be adjusting the CO screw later on this week, in an effort to 
fix the funky idle. From there, I'll take her in to a shop to get 
setup to pass emissions (required here in AZ). 

Personally, I think my next investment will be the AC esp with the 
heat we have here in the summer, shortly followed by putting on my 
stainless coolant resovoir (a must in the heat)

Sean

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Chris Murley <qumefox@...> wrote:
>
> seanhagan wrote:
> > I have posted in the past here, and have gotten some really good
> > answers.
> > So here is my issue...
> >
> > I ordered alot of new fuel parts for my car from one of the 
vendors.
> > I got all of the lines plugged in, and all of the new fuel
> > components attached to my car. I replaced the battery, because 
the
> > old one would not keep a charge, and the car will not start. I 
have
> > absolutely no idea why.
> >
> > The starter seems to crank, I am not 100% certain about the 
status
> > of where the plunger needs to be on the fuel cutoff switch (up or
> > down), but i have it pulled up, and I am getting just repeated
> > cranking...
> >
> > I unscrewed a line at the top of the fuel distributor, I could 
hear
> > air leak out, and gas, but the car would not fire.
> >
> > <SNIP>
> >
> > Sean
> > -3372
> > AZ-D
> >
> Hi Sean.
> 
>  While i'm no expert on  the K-jet( I'm doing the premier 3.0 swap 
in my
> own D so i'm using it's EFI instead) it sounds to me like you 
really
> need to invest in a set of pressure gages for CIS injection 
systems.
> This is probably one of the first things any of the others will 
tell you
> to do too. If your getting air out of the output of the fuel
> distributor, it sounds to me like you either have a major leak
> somewhere, or something is plumbed wrong somewhere (not sure if 
this is
> even possible.. maybe at the accumulator? Getting the fuel pump 
output
> and returns swapped?) One thing I'd do is unhook the fuel input to 
the
> fuel distributor and put it in a bucket and jumper the pump to 
run. If
> you don't get lots of gas and no air bubbles, then something is
> seriously wrong upstream in the system.. You also might want to 
add a
> bit more gas to the tank. I doubt the fuel system would hold 
anywhere
> near four gallons, but adding another couple of gallons is good
> insurance to make sure you haven't drained the tank beyond the 
pickups
> ability to suck it up. If you go get good gas flow at the input to 
the
> fuel distributor, then the distributor itself is probably your 
problem,
> or one of them. If you don't, move up the system and check 
elsewhere.
> I'd check at the fuel pump itself next. Mainly because I know the
> accumulator is a major pain to get to. If you have good output 
from the
> pump, and not at the fuel distributor, then the accumulator is the
> likely culprit, if you don't get good output from the pump itself, 
then
> the problem is in the tank somewhere.
> 
> As far as which way the inertia switch needs to be, your ear 
should be
> able to tell you this. One way the pump should run, the other it 
won't.
> If it doesn't run in either position then you have an electrical
> problem, bad inertial switch, or a bad pump.
> 
> --
> Chris
> VIN# 3209
> http://badger.brazi.net/index.pl/delorean
>









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