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



Vern, If you want to throw money at the car before it properly diagnosed
then throw some my way. I have brand new idle speed motors in stock at a
cheaper price. 
Most likely the problem is in the fuel distributor. I have them at $449.95
in stock also. The tech help is free and I don't try to sell you a bill of
goods.
John Hervey
www.specialtauto.com



-----Original Message-----
From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Elke Gazvoda
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2007 1:05 PM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DML] NEED HELP! Engine Runs Only for a few seconds

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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