RE: [DML] Delorean wont start
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RE: [DML] Delorean wont start

When you say the ignition switch I am assuming you are referring to the the
actual key barrel behind the steering wheel.  I know its sounds very stupid
and basic asking that but I want to make sure that you are not referring to
a different area that is referred to the ignition switch "state side" but
perhaps referred to something else over here in the UK. :-)
Paul J.


From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Chris Shepherd
Sent: 01 July 2007 14:52
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [DML] Delorean wont start

The new stereo is probably the culprit. I had mine put in by a professional
shop and had about the same thing happen. In doing it they had loosened the
wires on the ignition switch. One fell off and she wouldn't run. They heard
from me! 

Paul <HYPERLINK ""willinot@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote: Ok. Im just gonna list what happened and if anyone can give me 
another pointer as to what is wrong Im all open. I am meant to be 
driving to Dublin on Wednesday and it is not looking promissing now.

1. Parked car up on Wednesday after a half hour drive with no problem.
2. Tried to start the engine on Saturday morning (usually not a 
problem after a few days) and engine would not fire up.
3. After coaxing I managed to get it started and it sounded off a 
cylinder. I put it dow to dampness having been raining and with the 
car being kept outside.
4. Took the Delorean a drive around the block and engine was 
spluttering a bit.
5. Parked up in the driveway again in preperation for Air con being 
6. Started car agin approx 15mins later to move was running for about 
5mins and with no major problems but still seemed a bit lumpy)
7. Parked up, stoped engine and got the Air Con recharged.
8. Started car to check Air Con and everything working fine. Car was 
running for about 10-15mins with air con going through cycles.
9 Stoped car.
10. Tried to start car again after about 5mins and she started but 
died of again quickily. I thought it was because the Air Con was 
still on and was putting the battery under strain so switched it off.
11. Tried to start again nothing. Just turning over and not firing. 
Every so often will try to fire and start but just dies again. Once 
in a while she starts up but sounds like its on one cylinder. VERY 
Lumpy and cut out again. Robert was here and said that when the 
engine cut out there was a puf of smoke from the air intake got the 
filter off)
12. Ive checked spark plugs and spark is there. Ive checked fuel 
pump and it is working. Changed fuel filter. Fuel getting to the 
metering head but it does not seem to be comming out of it again to 
feed the injectors.

My concern is that even when I squirt a bit of easystart into the 
plugs and try to start there is still not attempt to fire.

Ive also checked the fuel relays after speaking to Alistair. When I 
switch the ignition on both relays switch and then when I try to 
start one opens but I have tried holding this down to but no 

Im now thinking possible contaminated fuel or does it sound like 
something else.

The only work I have had done on the car recently since the water 
pump was a new stereo fitted and an automatic garage door opener 
fitted. Both fitted by professionals.

Thanks in advance for any advice guys.

Paul J

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