Re: [DML] Re: Whistling While Trying to Start
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Re: [DML] Re: Whistling While Trying to Start

Yeah, after I read what I wrote it put some things in perspective.  I did
have the W-pipe off and I did replace the O-rings and gaskets.  I'm
suspicious that I didn't tighten it good enough or it's not on correctly.
The sound is from that area, (at first I thought it was the waterpump).

The thing that might be my cause for it not starting is the thermotime
switch.  I removed it and I have had expeirences with moving stuff around
and it not working anymore.  It's the only thing I monkey'd with that could
cause it.  I spoke with Don at DeLorean Motor Center and he agreed.  I'll
try to swap the plug on the switch with the cold start valve and see if it
does anything.

I ordered a new switch just in case that's the issue.  (Oh please let it

Thanx Dave.


On 7/13/06, Dave Swingle <swingle@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>    Did you have the intake off or the fuel injectors out?
> Whistling is usually the gaskets at the intake runner "rams horn".
> But that should not be a big enough leak to keep the car from
> starting. More likely that you don't have the idle controller tube
> all the way back in the FI chamber. With the air cleaner off push the
> flap all the way down and look in and to your left with a flashlight.
> You should be able to see the whole angled end of the brass tube
> coming in thru the hole. If you don't see it, it's not in all the
> way.
> There's a ton of other stuff that will cause a car not to start, but
> it's best to start with the last thing you messed with.
> Dave S
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <>, "thebrave65" <
> johnny.sawyer@...>
> wrote:
> >
> > After replacing the coolant hoses on both sides of the waterpump,
> under
> > the car, otterstat, thermostat, steering column bushing, bled the
> > brakes and replaced one of the high pressure transmission lines,
> she
> > won't start.
> >
> > Battery is good but it cranks and sounds like it's trying to catch
> but
> > makes a funny whistling sound from the engine bay.
> >
> > Car has always run great but has sat for about a month during my
> > repairs/maintenace. Gas is fresh.
> >
> > I took the air cleaner off to have a look, but this is one problem
> that
> > I really don't know where to begin.
> >
> > Vaccum leak?
> >
> > Johnny
> > 5518
> > AZ-D
> >

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