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

Dale, I was wondering they were still failing. My new baffle system doesn't
at $59.95.Glad you found the problem.
John Hervey

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From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Sent: Sunday, August 16, 2009 3:11 PM
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Subject: Re: [DML] D won't start.

Problem was the intake hose.. collapsed at the bottom corner where it goes
into the filtering system.  Tank not too bad but rubber boot is corroding
not terrible but bad enough plus the nuts on the fuel pump are corroding
like they do so I think I'll just replace it all and make it nice and

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, mike clemens <rmclemns@...> wrote:
> To simplify this explanation, the accumulator just builds up pressure and
then holds it for later starting.  You could have a clogged one, but my bet
is your problems lies in the fuel tank, either a collapsed intake line or a
gummed up filter in the tank.  If your pump is running, then I would suspect
it is fine.  You can check the output of the pump WITHOUT going into the
tank.  Disconnect the hose that comes out of the top of the pump and put a
short hose on the pump.  Put the other end into a container of some sort (I
use a coffee can with the plastic lid in place).  Cut a small X in the
plastic lid and insert the opposite end of the short line from the fuel pump
and crank the engine.  If you get gas in the can, then the pump is working
as advertised.  If no gas in the can, then you will have to go into the
tank.  Hope this helps.
> Mike   TPS   1630
> --- On Sat, 8/15/09, funkstuf <funkstuf@...> wrote:
> From: funkstuf <funkstuf@...>
> Subject: [DML] D won't start.
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Saturday, August 15, 2009, 11:49 AM
> 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?
> Thanks
> Dale
> #941 is the problem.
> @4984
> personal replies appreciated or post.
> funkstuf@hotmail. com


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