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Date: Friday, August 16, 2002 6:05 AM

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There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Re: Bizarre electrical problem
From: "content22207" <brobertson_at_dml_carolina.net>

2. Re: strange ticking noise
From: "content22207" <brobertson_at_dml_carolina.net>

3. Need help Re: accessing electrical distributor
From: "content22207" <brobertson_at_dml_carolina.net>

4. RE: Re: strange ticking noise
From: Travis Goodwin <tgoodwin_at_dml_vantagep.com>

5. Good photos and reference for a BTTF conversion
From: Travis Goodwin <tgoodwin_at_dml_vantagep.com>

6. K-Jetronic EFI
From: "therealdmcvegas" <DMCVegas_at_dml_lvcm.com>

7. Re: Rich's possessed ignition relay
From: "content22207" <brobertson_at_dml_carolina.net>

8. Re: Need help Re: accessing electrical distributor
From: Martin Gutkowski <webmaster_at_dml_delorean.co.uk>

9. RE: Connecticut D sighting
From: "Arthur William Eshoo" <arthure9_at_dml_attbi.com>

10. RE: Re: strange ticking noise
From: Christian Williams <delorean_at_dml_framezero.com>

11. DeLorean Fuel Distributor for Sale
From: "shainbrannan" <shain_at_dml_elecmods.com>

12. Re: K-Jetronic EFI
From: Martin Gutkowski <webmaster_at_dml_delorean.co.uk>

13. Re: ECU unit
From: "therealdmcvegas" <DMCVegas_at_dml_lvcm.com>

14. RE: California Trip
From: "timnagin" <timnagin_at_dml_mindspring.com>

15. Re: K-Jetronic EFI
From: jwit6_at_dml_cs.com

16. Re: Need help Re: accessing electrical distributor
From: jwit6_at_dml_cs.com

17. Re: DeLorean Fuel Distributor for Sale
From: jwit6_at_dml_cs.com

18. Re: California Trip
From: "jeremys_im" <jeremysmail_at_dml_softhome.net>

19. Deloreans in hawaii
From: "deloreanman7777" <DavidBloom722_at_dml_hotmail.com>

20. real estate
From: clamfestival_at_dml_aol.com

21. Flux Capacitor !
From: "deloreanfl" <ericp_at_dml_tampabay.rr.com>

22. AutoFest - MCC Car Show - Evansville Indiana
From: wingd2_at_dml_aol.com

23. Starting help
From: kkoncelik_at_dml_aol.com

24. Main Oil Seal Leak
From: Delorean17_at_dml_aol.com

25. Synthetic auto trans fluid
From: Delorean17_at_dml_aol.com





Message: 1
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 17:05:43 -0000
From: "content22207" <brobertson_at_dml_carolina.net>
Subject: Re: Bizarre electrical problem

Switching itself? Not switching when the trigger is reattached? Are
you sure the relay itself isn't sick? Can Rich borrow one of yours...

Re: wiring diagrams -- we all love to reinvent our automobiles (myself
included). Sometimes it's safety. Sometimes it's survival (have you
considered simply switching that relay's trigger from under the dash?)
The down side is we end up with wiring diagrams of dubious usefulness.
Goober, the friendly neighborhood Volvo mechanic, played with my
harness in the engine compartment when he swapped PRV's, but I'm
finding all sorts of electrical surprises in places I don't think
Goober ever went. Of course I'm just making matters worse with hidden
headlight switches (finally fried the dash switch BTW -- thank
goodness for the hidden one), fuel pump activators, etc. But since I
am the last owner the car will ever have, no need to worry about
someone else cussing after me. 

My travelling companion had electrical difficulties on last weekend's
trip to get our torsion bars adjusted. I boldly grabbed the wiring
diagrams, opened his chamber of horrors (my pet name for that hostile
territory behind the passenger seat), and said "whoa". Wasn't any
better under the dash. Didn't pull the console, but who knows what
lurked under there. His car has been "modified." We ended up duct
taping a temporary line under the vehicle.

I'd suggest starting with Rich's trigger wire and following it
backwards. Think of it as a treasure hunt (oh boy, fun!).

Bill Robertson
#5939 

>--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., Martin Gutkowski <webmaster_at_dml_d...> wrote:
> Hi all
> 
> Since posting this to dmc_electrics, Rich has tried to chase this one 
> down for the best part of a day and AFAIK has failed. I have also 
> managed to put my glovebox back together :-)
> --
> Hiya
> 
> You could stare at the wiring diagram all day and not figure this one
> out. I'm hoping someone with more knowledge than me of where the wiring
> loom traces will have an idea on this one.






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Message: 2
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 17:26:32 -0000
From: "content22207" <brobertson_at_dml_carolina.net>
Subject: Re: strange ticking noise

Could you analyze the sound a bit further? Specifically: is it
constant or variable in pitch, frequency, volume, etc. If variable,
what does it vary with: wheel rotations, engine rotation, vehicle
motion, etc. Be specific about the sound itself: clicking is different
from tapping (compare to other sounds you know). It may help to let
someone else drive the car while you climb around listening. 

Bill Robertson
#5939

>--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., Michael T Twigger <marktwigger_at_dml_j...> wrote:

> Is this something to do with the drive shaft  brakes or what?.
> The Delorean and the rear engine setup is all new to me.
> 





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Message: 3
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 17:41:46 -0000
From: "content22207" <brobertson_at_dml_carolina.net>
Subject: Need help Re: accessing electrical distributor

Was hoping to put this off a little longer, but...

#5939 definitely has English morning syndrome (and you thought *I* was
hard to wake up in dark misty wee hours). Am going to start with the
electrical distributor and work my way backwards. Unfortunately, I
can't even *see* the thing.

Any helpful hints from the school of hard knocks to access a piece of
hardware that has no business being on the backside of my engine (says
a Ford man)? Don't want to remove any more than is necessary. From
where I lean, appears at least fuel distributor and air assembly are
in the way.

Can this operation be performed by braille?

Bill Robertson
#5939




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Message: 4
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 15:01:15 -0400
From: Travis Goodwin <tgoodwin_at_dml_vantagep.com>
Subject: RE: Re: strange ticking noise

This is identical to mine, but I can't figure out how to get the springs on.
I was hoping (in my prior email) that someone could give me some advice.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: adam_one_million [mailto:acprice1_at_dml_hotmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2002 7:13 AM
> To: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [DML] Re: strange ticking noise
> 
> You may be missing antirattle springs from your brakes... my left
> rear wheel makes a clicking sound sometimes, and when i press on the
> brake it goes away.. just like your clicking eh?
> 
> Adam
> 




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Message: 5
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 15:15:17 -0400
From: Travis Goodwin <tgoodwin_at_dml_vantagep.com>
Subject: Good photos and reference for a BTTF conversion

I would appreciate it if anyone on the list that has good photos of the
actual BTTF car or their own conversion, please email them to me. I would be
much obliged!




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Message: 6
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 20:05:04 -0000
From: "therealdmcvegas" <DMCVegas_at_dml_lvcm.com>
Subject: K-Jetronic EFI

Since this only seems to be available across the pond in the UK, does 
anyone there have any experience with this product?

http://www.tsr-performance.com/k_star.html

Off hand, it looks like a 2nd frequency valve to control the mixture, 
but is does say that it helps inprove performance.

-Robert
vin 6585 "X"




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Message: 7
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 20:22:10 -0000
From: "content22207" <brobertson_at_dml_carolina.net>
Subject: Re: Rich's possessed ignition relay

Sometimes I'm a rocket scientist -- it's a wonder I can dress myself
in the morning:

'Been thinking about Rich's predicament. Best place to start might be
the ignition key switch. How many miles are on Rich's car anyway (ever
notice that high mileage cars never seem to have their original
keyswitches). And the key switch on a DeLorean is mercifully
accessible. Won't it be nice to trouble shoot something without yoga
for a change.

Bill Robertson
#5939





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Message: 8
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 23:09:53 +0100
From: Martin Gutkowski <webmaster_at_dml_delorean.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Need help Re: accessing electrical distributor

Hi Bill

I posted instructions on how to access the dizzy about a month ago. One thing to check
first: Are your ballast resistors plugged in properly and does that relay mounted the the
left of them work?

Martin
#1458

content22207 wrote:

> Was hoping to put this off a little longer, but...
>
> #5939 definitely has English morning syndrome (and you thought *I* was
> hard to wake up in dark misty wee hours). Am going to start with the
> electrical distributor and work my way backwards. Unfortunately, I
> can't even *see* the thing.
>
> Any helpful hints from the school of hard knocks to access a piece of
> hardware that has no business being on the backside of my engine (says
> a Ford man)? Don't want to remove any more than is necessary. From
> where I lean, appears at least fuel distributor and air assembly are
> in the way.
>
> Can this operation be performed by braille?
>
> Bill Robertson
> #5939




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Message: 9
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 18:29:27 -0400
From: "Arthur William Eshoo" <arthure9_at_dml_attbi.com>
Subject: RE: Connecticut D sighting

Josh:  

If you saw a DeLorean heading north over the Sikorsky Bridge on Tuesday
at 7:30, it was me.  Late day at work.  When is the cruise in Danbury,
if I'm around I'll try to make it.  

Arthur
VIN 2839

-----Original Message-----
From: Joshieloo_at_dml_aol.com [mailto:Joshieloo_at_dml_aol.com] 
Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2002 8:09 AM
To: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com
Subject: [DML] Connecticut D sighting

List,
I spotted a DeLorean headed North on the Merritt PKWY in Connecticut on 
Tuesday night around 7:30 pm. I saw it before it passed over the
Sikorshy 
bridge.
It is amazing how one second your not paying attention to where you're
going 
and then you look up to the other side of the highway and you fixate on
the 
sleekness of a DeLorean! This isn't the first time it has happened this
way, 
so I must have some type of "DeLorean radar."
If you are on the list, please let me know. Another buddy and I are
trying to 
locate as many D owners in the area so we can get together for the
cruise 
night at Marcus Dairy in Danbury, CT.
Thanks,
Joshua Schwartz
001292
Trumbull, CT


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Message: 10
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 15:41:38 -0700 (PDT)
From: Christian Williams <delorean_at_dml_framezero.com>
Subject: RE: Re: strange ticking noise

I didn't answer this one earlier, because I was hoping that someone might
have pictures on a website of how to get these clips in place - because it
is hard to describe.

First, start by clipping the clips onto the rear brake pads. The middle of
the "spring" clips onto the middle of the top of the brake pad ("top" is
by the holes that the pins go through). The trick is to get the pins going
through the holes in the pads, while getting the ends of the springs to be
on the other side of the pins.

The way I do it is I clip the springs onto the pads and put the pads into
the calipers. Now, tilt the springs in the same direction so that you can
somewhat easily get one pin through. Now you've got to push the other end
of the spring down so that you can get the other pin through. Do these one
at a time, just as the pin is getting ready to go through the hole. It's
best to use a screwdriver or pliars or something to push the spring down -
as it is very tense.

Once you've got it together, you'll realized that the springs are pulling
the pad down against the pins. This way the pads and/or pins can't really
move around and make noise. Try to envision what I've said and it will
soon become very clear. :)

-Christian

On Thu, 15 Aug 2002, Travis Goodwin wrote:

> This is identical to mine, but I can't figure out how to get the springs on.
> I was hoping (in my prior email) that someone could give me some advice.
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: adam_one_million [mailto:acprice1_at_dml_hotmail.com]
> > Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2002 7:13 AM
> > To: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com
> > Subject: [DML] Re: strange ticking noise
> >
> > You may be missing antirattle springs from your brakes... my left
> > rear wheel makes a clicking sound sometimes, and when i press on the
> > brake it goes away.. just like your clicking eh?
> >
> > Adam
> >
>
>
>
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Message: 11
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 23:11:00 -0000
From: "shainbrannan" <shain_at_dml_elecmods.com>
Subject: DeLorean Fuel Distributor for Sale

Hello,

Recently i have decided to sell me orgional fuel distrubutor off of 
my car.  I have switched over to Porshe 911 carrera mechanical fuel 
system and no longer need it.  I will also throw in a warm up 
regulator as well to whoever buys it.  Please email me if your 
intrested,  i have no clue on it's current value so i'm accepting 
offers.  Please respond off the list to shain(at)elecmods.com to 
help keep traffic down.

- Shain
#10140




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Message: 12
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 00:29:57 +0100
From: Martin Gutkowski <webmaster_at_dml_delorean.co.uk>
Subject: Re: K-Jetronic EFI

Hi Robert

I have mentioned this a couple of times in the mast. The manufacturer is Milford
Microsystems and I spoke to them a short while ago. http://www.milford.ndirect.co.uk/

I also asked the engineer who hopefully will be working on performance upgrades on the
PRV what he thought of this system, and he basically said "it looks like a good product
for a modified engine [Island twin people take note] but it can't compete with a
retro-fitted modern EFI system".

It sits in the control pressure line and can dynamically adjust the control pressure
"fooling" the metering plate to deflect more or less dependent on an electronic map.
Unfortunately the person I spoke to could not confirm whether the ignition control system
would work on our uneven firing engine..

Martin
#1458

therealdmcvegas wrote:

> Since this only seems to be available across the pond in the UK, does
> anyone there have any experience with this product?
>
> http://www.tsr-performance.com/k_star.html
>
> Off hand, it looks like a 2nd frequency valve to control the mixture,
> but is does say that it helps inprove performance.
>
> -Robert
> vin 6585 "X"




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Message: 13
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 23:29:02 -0000
From: "therealdmcvegas" <DMCVegas_at_dml_lvcm.com>
Subject: Re: ECU unit

The black box behind the drivers seat is the Idle Speed Control unit. As far as 
I know, there shouldn't be a problem at all with swapping this unit out. A while 
back I had to troubleshoot my Idle Speed Circuit (turned out to be a bad wire). 
And nowhere in any of the diagrams was there any wire connections that 
were transmission specific.

-Robert
vin 6585 "X"



--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., "erikgeerdink" <erikgeerdink_at_dml_y...> wrote:
> I have an ECU unit (black box behind the drivers seat) that I'm not 
> sure if it works or not.  It appears to be good.  The connections and 
> such look good and the box doesn't have any problems with it.  Would 
> I damage my delorean if I swapped out ECU's to test?  The ECU that I 
> want to test came from an automatic, and my car is a manual.  Where 
> there any differences?
> 
> Thanks,
> Erik




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Message: 14
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 20:21:49 -0400
From: "timnagin" <timnagin_at_dml_mindspring.com>
Subject: RE: California Trip

Ian,

You could look for the electric De Lorean and give an eye witness report.

Greg



-----Original Message-----
From: Ian Foster [mailto:ian_at_dml_netvigator.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2002 7:37 AM
To: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com
Subject: [DML] California Trip


DMLers,

I will be in California from 30Aug02 till 10Sept02 checking out the
refurbishment of my right-hand-drive DeLorean.

Is anything DeLorean related happening in LA or SanFransisco during that
time? If there was a Show I could possibly trailor my car there to let y'all
see a DeLorean with the steering wheel "on the wrong side!!!"

Anyone know of any other good car, motorcycle shows, swap-meets, etc during
that time?

Regards,              IAN (Hong Kong)
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Message: 15
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 21:34:03 EDT
From: jwit6_at_dml_cs.com
Subject: Re: K-Jetronic EFI

In a message dated 8/15/02 6:05:31 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
DMCVegas_at_dml_lvcm.com writes:

<< http://www.tsr-performance.com/k_star.html >>
I'm not on the European continent but from what they say on thier web site,  
these are some of the issues that come to mind.

They want to control the advance curve. This means they'd have to support the 
PRV odd fire design, and be willing to deal with a distributor that has both 
vac and mechanical advance.

They also appear to use a throttle position sensor (TPS)  and (MAP) load 
sensor which are the other two items you'd need to install. Once you do all 
that, why not just replace the injectors and fuel rails, add an FPR and go 
with with real EFI from SDS or MegaSquirt?

Jim 
6147



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Message: 16
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 21:41:53 EDT
From: jwit6_at_dml_cs.com
Subject: Re: Need help Re: accessing electrical distributor

Start by removing the six bolts that hold the body to the frame.......:-)

Sorry... Couldn't resist.....

The dist and clutch slave are not easily accessible to say the least. But you 
should be able to get to it by removing the allen heads that secure the fuel 
dist meter housing assembly to the intake and rocking it up a bit to gain 
additional access. The rubber boot that connects it to the throttlebody will 
have a small amount of flex in it to allow some movement. Not fun. Or you can 
replace the intake like I did, and now I don't have to deal with it any more. 
I can actually see my distributor standing at the back of the car.

Jim 6147



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Message: 17
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 21:44:02 EDT
From: jwit6_at_dml_cs.com
Subject: Re: DeLorean Fuel Distributor for Sale

In a message dated 8/15/02 8:53:47 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
shain_at_dml_elecmods.com writes:

<<  Please email me if your 
 intrested,  i have no clue on it's current value so i'm accepting 
 offers.  >>
John Hurvey knows what they are worth and will probably offer to buy it from 
you. Try to buy one and you'll find out how much they really go for.
Jim 6147




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Message: 18
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 02:53:23 -0000
From: "jeremys_im" <jeremysmail_at_dml_softhome.net>
Subject: Re: California Trip

Electric Delorean !!! ???

Ok I thought of  doing this for a car that the engine was just gone 
on but never got around to it.

So has someone actually done this? What's the details? I'm 
here in Los Angeles and could check this out for the group.

Jeremy


--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., "timnagin" <timnagin_at_dml_m...> wrote:
> Ian,
> 
> You could look for the electric De Lorean and give an eye 
witness report.
> 
> Greg
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ian Foster [mailto:ian_at_dml_n...]
> Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2002 7:37 AM
> To: dmcnews_at_dml_y...
> Subject: [DML] California Trip
> 
> 
> DMLers,
> 
> I will be in California from 30Aug02 till 10Sept02 checking out 
the
> refurbishment of my right-hand-drive DeLorean.
> 
> Is anything DeLorean related happening in LA or 
SanFransisco during that
> time? If there was a Show I could possibly trailor my car there 
to let y'all
> see a DeLorean with the steering wheel "on the wrong side!!!"
> 
> Anyone know of any other good car, motorcycle shows, swap-
meets, etc during
> that time?
> 
> Regards,              IAN (Hong Kong)
> ******************************




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Message: 19
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 03:01:26 -0000
From: "deloreanman7777" <DavidBloom722_at_dml_hotmail.com>
Subject: Deloreans in hawaii

any body know anyone who has a delorean in hawaii they want to sell 
or get rid of? i am looking for another project delorean,

John
Vin#2030
Honolulu,Hi




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Message: 20
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 23:12:28 EDT
From: clamfestival_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: real estate

Does anyone know of anyone using their 'D' in the real estate business? Thank 
you.


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Message: 21
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 03:10:34 -0000
From: "deloreanfl" <ericp_at_dml_tampabay.rr.com>
Subject: Flux Capacitor !

Almost a year ago I posted that I would work on this project, but 
just haven't gotten around to it, until now.

Ok, so how many times have you brought your D to a car show, or 
simply stopped anywhere only to have someone jokingly come up to you 
and ask: "Where's the Flux Capacitor?"

Well, now you can turn around and point to it! In all it's "fluxing" 
glory.

I designed a worthless little display that resembles the Flux 
capacitor in the BTTF show. I posted some pictures here on the DML 
(under photos) - (sorry, my good camera is not working - so the 
pictures are from a poor resolution cheap camera.)

I also uploaded an AVI file of the unit in operation. You can find it 
under (Files) on this DML. It's best to just download this short 
file, then play it - If you try to play it from it's location, 
Windows will make it look like the picture is standing still.

If anybody is interested in how I built this thing - drop me an 
email, I'll be glad to share it with you.

Eric
Dunedin, FL
VIN 5557
ericp_at_dml_tampabay.rr.com





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Message: 22
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 23:15:51 EDT
From: wingd2_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: AutoFest - MCC Car Show - Evansville Indiana

   Just a reminder about the "AutoFest" - "My Classic Car" car show coming up 
in Evansville Indiana. The show is set for Saturday Sept 27th and Sunday the 
28th. We currently have Delorean owners from Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, 
Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri, Kentucky, Texas and Colorado who 
are already signed up and looking forward to attending this event. The 
Delorean turnout at this event gets larger and larger every year, and for 
good reason. First - It's a great car show and Second - we have fun. We 
welcome anyone who is interested in attending this event to join in. All the 
information for show registration and hotel info can be found at - 
"www.midstatedmc.com" in the events section.

   We hope to see you there.

    Marty Maier


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Message: 23
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 23:51:09 EDT
From: kkoncelik_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Starting help

OK 
here is a problem 
Not on my car its for someone else
I think I have an idea what it is so here goes.

The car will not start cold (or hot for that matter) 
When starting the car nothing happens.  
The fuel tank has been recently changed out and the fuel does flow and seems 
to be working ok ( fuel pump working )

If I change the connectors for the cold start fuel injector and energize it 
(switch the blue and light green connectors) it starts indicating fuel is 
getting in at that point but it does not stay running.

Assumption the fuel distributor may be sticking a bit.

Now if I start the car with the wires switched and give it a little gas pedal 
(although this really should not help) it stays running some times. The 
starting process may need three four or five times to start.

It runs real rough and sounds like (no pun intended) its not running on all 
cylinders.
After maybe 30 seconds to three minutes it begins to clear up and you can hit 
the accelerator a bit more and then a bit more.
Then it Revs and the everything is fine and it idles great and you can shut 
it off and start it as long as you don't let it set for a few minutes.  (five 
min. minimum) 
Then you repeat the process.

I haven't had time to run fuel pressures or anything like that but I am 
assuming it is possible a sticking fuel distributor.  The car does no run a 
lot.

Wires and plugs are old and will be replaced but if they were totally trash 
then the car would not start anyway.  (Have the parts and plan to rebuild)

Unlikely water in the distributor cap (Car is in the desert)

I have eliminated the accumulator as it has been replaced not to long ago and 
the problem is more a cold start.

The fuel pump appears to be working but I really need to do a pressure check.

The cold start thermal switch is shot, that is a given and why the crossing 
of wires works.

Are there any other thoughts at what may cause this.
It appears to be a fuel starvation situation but then it corrects itself and 
purrs like a DeLorean with no stalling or hesitation.  That is the confusing 
part.  Teh above problems all would or should continue to persist no matter 
how hot it gets.

That is where the distributor theory gets shot down.

thanks 

Ken 




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Message: 24
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 00:03:39 EDT
From: Delorean17_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Main Oil Seal Leak

Hi,
    My car has been dripping small amounts of oil on the garage floor 
recently.  After putting the car on a hoist I can see that it is coming out 
of the rear Main seal.(parts manual 1/1/4 #23).  I checked the pressure 
sender switch and that is not what is leaking.  What would be the best way 
for me to replace this seal?  Would it be easier to just remove the engine? 
Or can it be done on the car with the rear fascia removed? Any help would be 
greatly appreciated.  I have been using synthetic oils in the car since I've 
had it, maybe that is speeding up the leak?

    
Thanks

David
#6286, Grand Rapids MI



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Message: 25
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 00:12:37 EDT
From: Delorean17_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Synthetic auto trans fluid

Hi List,    
    I am going to change my trans fluid soon and I was curious to know if 
putting 100% synthetic Amsoil trans fluid in it will hurt anything.  It is 
fairly pricey but I have been very happy with their stuff in my other cars.  
Before I go ahead and do this I just wanted to make sure I am not going to 
hurt it.
    
Thanks

David
Grand Rapids, MI



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