[DML] Re: She starts (painfully), she runs (mostly), she doesn't go anyw
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[DML] Re: She starts (painfully), she runs (mostly), she doesn't go anywhere...

It's not common behavior for any type of car.
KJet can make a car run as smoothly as any other car.
Maintenance (especially pre-emptive) is the keyword.
You may have old gas in the tank that may influence quick start and smooth running.

Allowing a car to reach operational temperatures by merely idling is not the right way and even can be destructive in the long run.

The D can start and run reliably if not neglected over a long period of time.
Of course during a winter period it's difficult to find the right moment to give her a proper spin.
In such cases better prepare the car for long "sleep".

For now: 
- check fuel quality and if not sure, drain the tank or add fresh fuel to see if that helps.
- check everything involved that cause your hot start problem.

Good luck.

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, JP Hindin <jplist2008@...> wrote:
> My DeLorean has a hot-start issue that I've not bothered dealing with yet,
> so it usually only gets out for 30 minute runs out-and-back. Last time it
> was on the road was probably December. Over the Iowa winter I'd fire it up
> once a month, generally, a let it idle for ten minutes to get the moisture
> out of the oil. I've been waiting for nice days in the summer, but it's
> rained a LOT out here, so I haven't started it up in maybe three or four
> months.
> Usually it's a bit of a pain to start. Lots of fire and die and then
> eventually it'll settle into a clean idle and run like a champ.
> Yesterday I got in to take it out because it was finally a nice day and it
> was a real bear to even get it to idle, and after at least five minutes of
> crank-fire-and-die, it settled into an unusually lumpy idle, but ANY
> throttle input would cause the engine revs to drop to the point of it
> dying. As such, I was unable to actually go anywhere because the best it
> could manage was an idle.
> Is this a common issue with the KJet that I've yet to come across in my
> nine months of DeLorean ownership, or should I be concerned?
> Thanks all;
>  - JP
> 50441


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