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



While you're at it, make something into a plug for the hole of the mixture screw.
The effect will be very noticeable. ;)

Good luck.

Welmoed.



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, JP Hindin <jplist2008@...> wrote:
>
> 
> 
> On Mon, 1 Jul 2013, Welmoed wrote:
> > There are three bolts holding the FD in it's place and ensure - with an O-ring - the connection to the mixture unit is air tight.
> 
> So having them loose is Bad. :P
> 
> I took a look at my fuel filter and verified it doesn't have the black
> plug thing in it, so when I change out the filter and am already going to
> make a mess with depressurising fuel rails, I'll pull the banjo fitting on
> the top of the FD and reseat that too.
> 
> Thanks!
> 
>  - JP
> 
> 
> > --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, JP Hindin <jplist2008@> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > 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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