[DML] Re: Starting Problem
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[DML] Re: Starting Problem

I'd also be pretty concerned about the blue smoke. Blue smoke is often
caused by oil being burned in the engine.

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Mike Substelny <drivestainless@...> wrote:
> Glenn,
> Start by making sure your gas tank is full.  What you
> are describing is exactly the way a DeLorean behaves
> when running low on fuel.
> - Mike Substelny
>   VIN 01280 for 15 years
> ----------------------------------------------------
> So I let my car sit for 3 weeks and my reward is a
> dead battery. I was able to jump the battery and get
> the car started, but the engine is severely
> stumbling/sputtering. It sounds like it's not firing
> correctly. It takes about 20 seconds of cranking to
> start, then blows a blueish smoke (for 5 mins or so).
> It also won't idle on it's own. If I stop giving it
> gas, it stalls. The battery was a few years old, so I
> replaced it. The car fires right up with the new
> battery, but it's still running as described above.
> In November PJ Grady did extensive work on my car (new
> lines, injector hoses, fuel filter, a couple new
> injectors & some cleaned, new fuel distributor, new
> plugs...etc, etc,etc). The car was running fantastic.
> I mention this because it was starting and running
> great before I let it sit. I can't imagine anything
> needs
> replacing. I'm guessing I flooded the system with gas
> trying to start it excessively. If I'm correct, how do
> I go about solutioning this?
> Thanks,
> Glenn
> 5391

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