[DML] Re: NEED HELP! Engine Runs Only for a few seconds
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[DML] Re: NEED HELP! Engine Runs Only for a few seconds

Since you say it has been stored for 6 years then if there was fuel in
the gas tank at that time we can guess that the fuel system is a mess.
I would start by removing all of the parts inside the gas tank,
removing whatever gas is still in there, wiping the mess out and
cleaning everything you can reach with Acetone. Clean and inspect all
of the parts and replace any questionable or deteriorated parts. Now
put about 3 gallons of fresh gas in and see what happens. No way you
are going to get the car running right on 6 year old gas!!!!!!! You
can have plugged injectors, sticking plunger in the metering unit,
stuck Primary Pressure Regulator, etc. I am only talking about the
fuel system since you seem to have spark. Take a peek at the brake
master cylinder resovoir. If it looks like brown mud flush it all out
before you try driving it. If it starts leaking just rebuild the whole
system. One you get the motor going flush out and replace the coolant.
Once you can get the motor up to operating temperature change the
motor oil and filter. 
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757  

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Elke Gazvoda" <vgazvoda@...> wrote:
> Our 1981 Delorean has not been driven in 6 years (in storage). Trying
> to get it going again.
> Engine runs only after cranking for a few seconds then dies.
> All fuses are OK.  
> Checked RPM relay to force fuel pump to run and seems to keep fuel
> system pressureized and enough flow thru the fuel filter while
> cranking.  Pressure seems to remain OK at the injectors.
> Changed the idle speed regulator and no help.  
> Also checked for spark using a timing light at coil HV output and at
> the plugs.  Keeps firing while the engine is cranking and while it is
> dieing.
> Also checked the Thermo Time Switch function by grounding the black
> blue wire.  Still would run and then die.  No change.
> Any clues as to what to troubleshoot next?
> Is it time to get a pressure gauge and verify the 75 PSI in the system?
> Thanks...Vern

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