Re: [DML] Re: DeLorean died while driving: Update
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Re: [DML] Re: DeLorean died while driving: Update

I had a similar problem where my car nearly cut out on me but the main problem was that one morning it would not start.  When turning the key to the second position you would normally hear the fuel pump but silence was in its place.  I disconnected the plug from the relay and connected the white/purple part of the socket to a spare pin near the locking module that would run the furel pump contiunously. I have since replaced the timing microchip within the RPM relay which has cured the problem.  The chip can be found here and probably available at your local radio shack.
  Kind regards,
  Chris Hawes
  vin 5255

Harold McElraft <hmcelraft@xxxxxxx> wrote:
          I wouldn't feel too comfortable - I cannot believe that the relay you 
identify could fail in such a way as to kill your engine - it is 
possible but, in my opinion, incredibly remote.

I think you fixed - unknowingly - a faulty connection for the spark.

I would make some notes of your test process and what you did and go 
over it again and make sure all connections are good and clean.

I agree, it never hurts to have a new RPM relay around. 

Harold McElraft - 3354

-- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Andrew" <andrewjlemke@...> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I just wanted to give everyone an update and provide some good 
> news. After spending a few hours with a multi-meter and test leads 
> today, I discovered that the culprit was the main relay located on 
> the firewall of the engine compartment. I wish I could say it was 
> my expert electrical know-how, however it was actually just a lucky 
> guess along with the process of elimination provided by the members 
> of the DML. 
> From what I understand this particular relay doesn't often fail, 
> I suppose anything is possible. 
> Thank you to everyone for their insight; I used your suggestions in 
> the process of troubleshooting this problem down. I guess after 
> years you can't expect a relay to perform as well as it did when it 
> left the factory. Furthermore, my next purchase will be an RPM 
> relay, because I'm sure that mine is on borrowed time anyways.
> Thanks to everyone again,
> Andrew
> 4194
> Lansing, MI



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