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



Could be black smoke that just looks "bluish" -- unburned fuel. I'd 
check ignition. Easiest way to do that is clip a timing light on 
each wire, as close to the plug as possible.

Bill Robertson
#5939 

>--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "michaellund2003" 
<michaellund2003@...> wrote:
>
> 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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