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




On Tue, 18 Jun 2013, Elvis wrote:
> This is a very strange theory, that a lower voltages kill something and draws more current.

This one I /can/ answer - the work of the pump doesn't change, so it's
fixed - the laws of physics state that by lowering the voltage, the
amperage must go up (Volts x Amps = Watts). This damages the pump because
it's not designed to run at higher amperages, which would require it to be
more sturdy with heavier duty wiring and stators, thus it burns out.

> Anyhow - is the piston in the fuel distributor stuck ?
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> Push the air metering plate down and you 'll see.

I'll check this also, thank you.

I've never actually dug into the engine bay - I only redid the tank - so
I'm a little gunshy of tearing off covers and digging into it. I guess I'd
best get over it and get cracking.

 - JP

> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Ian <texas.twister@...> wrote:
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> > The low voltage ends up requiring more amperage to run the pump. This will eventually burn out the pump. There have been several threads on this issue. ...
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