[DMCForum] Re: Fuel system updates - help!!
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[DMCForum] Re: Fuel system updates - help!!



When I bought my DeLorean, I had to replace all but 1 part of the fuel
system.

If you are low on gas, sucking up some air is easy to do. The pump is
a self primer, meaning the gas keeps it lubed up. Thats why you hear
people say never to just run the pump outside the tank for any period
of time. Otherwise you will ruin the pump.

If you do go ahead and replace the pump, or hoses I would definitely
recommend the new baffle unit sold by SpecialTAuto. In my mind, it
simplifies the baffle unit considerable. If you have never seen the
baffle and its setep, I would consider at least looking at it.

My D had the original fuel accumulator on it when I finally replaced
it. That was the hardest part to replace and I had the DeLorean up in
the air on a lift! The lines connected to the old accumulator just
would not come off. Finally pryed them off, destroying the old
accumulator connectors in the process.

Also, in the process the plastic gas line hose with weaved thread (or
whatever it is) was broke in 3 different places. Had to replace with
fuel injection hose. Not sure if that was common or not, but just be
prepared to due so just in case.

Hope this helps!
EJ
vin 4475
--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "thebrave65" <johnnysher1@xxxx> wrote:
> Brian, have you physically removed the pump and boot?  Those symptoms
> sound to me like a kinked pick up hose.  If you have the original
> hoses and baffle, it's not uncommon.  The whinning you heard could be
> the pump sucking air.  How much fuel was in your tank when this
> happend?  Did you turn a corner when it happened?
>
> Johnny
> 5518
>
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm about to start work on my fuel pump system.  I have been having
> > hot start problems and then one night I was driving home and the
> car
> > whinned in the front and started to convulse and buck all around. 
> > Well, if this doesn't sound like a fuel pump problem then I don't
> > know any more. (I am right...right??)  :) 
> >
> > So... As a do it yourself kind of guy I want to put a new one in
> > myself.  I just nspected the fuel systme so far and it looks like
> > the hoses and rubber seals are in good condition!  The top nut on
> > the pump looks a bit rusty which indicates that I may have some
> > moisture... let's hope not.  But I have not completely remoed any
> > one part of the system yet becasue I wanted to double check that
> I'm
> > not going to rip something out that I shouldn't.  I did a few
> > searches on fuel system repauir but it doesn't seem to be covered
> > very much.
> >
> > I'm also considering replacing the accumulator and perhaps the
> > coil... just to update the system a bit.  Is this a good idea or
> not
> > really neccessary?
> >
> > Any thoughts or help is greatly appreciated!!
> >
> > Brian
> > #11280


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