[DML] Re: Unprotected DeLorean Ignition Circuit
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[DML] Re: Unprotected DeLorean Ignition Circuit



Looking at it again I must admit that Bill is right, the ignition 
ECU is fused, but no fuse between relay and ignition coil. Only the
resistor could be seen as a current limiting device. To see the wire
itself uuuuhm well David, that's a bit extreme.

But you are absolutely right - it wouldn't protect the cap either.
The iginion coil could burn and break down, but that would not 
affect the cap.


You guys really have strange problems :-)

Btw - are there any pictures somewhere ?

Elvis



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@...> 
wrote:
>
> Actually if you look at M:18:04 you will see the ignition ECU is
> protected by fuse #1. Wires UY (Blue/Yellow) and W (White) are not
> protected but they do come off the alternator splice at N (Brown).
> That can be considered a "fusible Link" in that it is a small gauge
> wire and a direct short will melt it. You are correct in that it 
could
> have been better protected but I do not see how you could protect 
the
> distributer cap from melting since that is in the secondary ignition
> circuit and I have never seen that protected on any car. The only
> guess I have without actually seeing what happened is maybe the
> distributer cap was not on correctly and somehow that caused the
> problem. Or one clip came undone and the cap was not securely 
fitted.
> Since this is rather uncommon I would guess the problem is on that
> particular car and not a fleet-wide problem. Having too wide a gap 
may
> have contributed to this. It could also be that maybe the cap was
> defective in some way or it was damaged during installation. Another
> possability is a fuel leak leaking onto the distributer and the fuel
> caught fire. Since you say the car was converted to a carbureator I
> can't say with any certainty if that had anything to do with the 
fire.
> David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757

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