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



Instead of crimping the battery & alternator connections, consider 
getting solder pot connectors and soldering (use a propane torch). Then 
neverworry about the connection again.


JP Hindin wrote , ----On 7/1/2013 11:05 AM ---------------------------:
>
>
> I had an epiphany on Friday night, after some dinking around, and charged
> the battery over Saturday. Sunday afternoon it fired right up and I was
> able to take the car out for a 45 minute drive.
>
> The battery light was on for the whole drive. When I got home again I
> pulled out the voltmeter and checked voltage between the battery post on
> the passenger-side of the engine bay to one of the intake runners and got
> a consistent 12.5V.
>
> So I crawled under the thing and measured the alternator, between the
> surprisingly rusty terminal (which I had to scrape to even get a read off
> it) and the engine block - 14.0V.
>
> So it seems like the alternator is working, but the voltage isn't making
> it out to anywhere. While the crimping looked ok on the two ring
> connectors on the alternator post, it was pretty rusty, so I'm going to
> clean it up with some sandpaper and get some dielectric grease on it
> (seems to me like from its position under the car it really should have a
> boot over it, but apparently not) and see if that helps.
>
> Anywhere else I should be looking?
>
> Thanks again for everyone that suggested places to look.
>
> OH! Before I forget, there are two bolts on the top of the fuel
> distributor, I think they -may- be mounting bolts. The one under the
> intake banjo is apparently completely undone on my car as it just rattles
> about (but the banjo holds it in). Is this just a mounting bolt?
>
> Cheers!
>
> - JP
>
> On Fri, 14 Jun 2013, JP Hindin 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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