Re: [DML] D won't start.
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Re: [DML] D won't start.

I would definitely open up the tank. Pull off the line after the fuel pump to see if you are getting fuel there when you try to start the car. If not, you know the problem is in your tank. Look for a collapsed fuel pick-up line first, this is pretty common. Check to make sure the screen in the tank hasn't collected a ton of gunk. You may need to clean out your tank if you have never done so before. It may also be possible that the fuel pump is failing and just isn't proving enough pressure to the system. 

Mike Polzin

From: funkstuf <funkstuf@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Saturday, August 15, 2009 1:49:17 PM
Subject: [DML] D won't start.

Here's an interesting problem.
My Delorean was running fine until sometime this summer.
I haven't driven it much but did start it occasionally last winter.
The last run.. It did start but acted like it was running out of gas.
Then.. it wouldn't start.
1.) Made sure tank had gas.
2.) Noted eventually that the fuel pump does kick on for a few seconds when ignition on.
3.) Tried putting a bit of gas in fuel distributor. Did start briefly.
4.) Unhooked the gas line at input to the fuel filter. 
5.) Turned ignition on.. fuel pump charged up for a few seconds then stopped. No gas at input to fuel filter.
6.) Acts like the line is clogged prior to fuel filter.
One note. I did put a new fuel accumulator on last summer after a hot start problem. This seemed to solve it and worked well through the winter. I'm wondering if anything in the accumulator could be causing this before I open the gas tank to see if it's clogging in there as that's a possibility.

My fuel pump seems to be working and my prior experience was that if the line was gummed up in the tank it would clog the fuel pump rather rapidly and ruin it and it would stop running at all.

The car was running great until this incident.
Could the accumulator cause this?
#941 is the problem.
personal replies appreciated or post.
funkstuf@hotmail. com


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