[DML] Re: Some sort of cold start issue ... please help me identify
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[DML] Re: Some sort of cold start issue ... please help me identify


It sounds like your problems are similar to mine.  I was told that a
CPR (or WUR) replacement would take care of the hesitation problem. 
As for the cold start issue, It would be a good idea to check the
connection at the starter solenoid.

-Brandon Shelton
Orlando, FL
--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Derek" <derek.grozio@...> wrote:
> A little history:
> The car has always been good to start cold, only once in a while 
> taking a few more cranks, (living in NY, generally 50-70 degrees out) 
> but would always run rough for the first 2 minutes. If I started the 
> car and took off, the engine would hiccup and buck if the RPMs went 
> below 2000. Sometimes it would stall. So, I learned to just let it 
> warm up. Idle was always around 1100-1200 RPM. 
> Now I am in Florida, did a complete VOD teardown, and got the car 
> back together. It was a pain to get started at first. 
> Currently when I go to start the car cold (living in FL, generally 80-
> 90 degrees or warmer if in the garage) and hold the key in 
> the 'start' position it will crank 10 times, and chug itself until it 
> starts. Once started, if you give it gas right away it will kill it. 
> If you wait a few seconds and slowly give it gas, it will start to 
> run more constant. If you rev it up to 3000 RPMs and kick in the 
> alternator, your good to go. Also now since the rebuild (fixing some 
> vacuum leaks) the car idles at 775-800 RPMs once it is started and 
> warm.
> My assumption was that I messed up the ground for the thermotime 
> switch when reinstalling everything. I posted about this and was 
> suggested to remove the teflon tape. I got a new thermotime switch 
> from a fellow owner and swapped it out. Problem is still occuring. 
> My thinking is that by fixing the small vacuum leak I have caused the 
> cold start issue to stand out much more. I haven't had time to go 
> fishing on my electrical system yet, but what should I be looking 
> for, and what could be needing a replacement?
> Thanks,
> -Derek #10084

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