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    Thread: Fueling Issues - Looking for opinions on PPR
Post: RE: Fueling Issues - Looking for opinions on PPR

I think your on the right track with replacing the O2 sensor. I had one fail on my car and the dwell meter acted in the same manor. Don’t forget to reset the Lamda counter. Nick
Nick H 2 - Emission / Fuel Systems 24 2,871 23 Feb 2020, 22:52
    Thread: That infernal fuel filter elbow
Post: RE: That infernal fuel filter elbow

Any chance it’s 18TPI? If so it could be 1/4 NPT? We used to have lots of “fun” with US spec. equipment when I worked for an American company. Nick
Nick H General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 3 1,153 23 Oct 2019, 18:49
    Thread: Delorean won't start
Post: RE: Delorean won't start

Nice one! Glad you got to the bottom of it.  :cool: Nick H
Nick H 3 - Electrical 46 12,225 07 Sep 2019, 22:45
    Thread: Delorean won't start
Post: RE: Delorean won't start

[attachment=605] I think this might be the purple wire your looking for a home for. On my car it and the orange wire connect to two wires coming up from below which I can’t quite see the colour of. A...
Nick H 3 - Electrical 46 12,225 06 Sep 2019, 17:41
    Thread: Delorean won't start
Post: RE: Delorean won't start

I’m back home tomorrow, so when I get chance i’ll see if I can see where that other spade connector shown in the pic should live. Nick H
Nick H 3 - Electrical 46 12,225 04 Sep 2019, 21:46
    Thread: Delorean won't start
Post: RE: Delorean won't start

Your 4th photo shows the thermo time switch. Your missing the outer cover for that connector. That’s bad news as it does matter which way round it’s connected. From DMCH’s website I quote “CAUTION: T...
Nick H 3 - Electrical 46 12,225 03 Sep 2019, 17:32
    Thread: Delorean won't start
Post: RE: Delorean won't start

Very easy to put the distributor back in 180 deg out! I’ve done it ;)  I’m surprised if you got it to drive any distance though. When I did that it ran horribly. And I turned it off after a few second...
Nick H 3 - Electrical 46 12,225 02 Sep 2019, 21:31
    Thread: Delorean won't start
Post: RE: Delorean won't start

I’d check your getting fuel from the fuel pump to the fuel distributor first. Nick
Nick H 3 - Electrical 46 12,225 01 Sep 2019, 06:49
    Thread: Framing John Delorean movie
Post: RE: Framing John Delorean movie

(31 Jul 2019, 23:40)DMC1983 Wrote: Easily for me, zach delorean was the biggest shock. Agreed. I feel bad for Kathryn and Zach. Now I’m sure as owners we have all been the butt of cocaine jokes etc...
Nick H General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 33 8,443 01 Aug 2019, 21:44
    Thread: Framing John Delorean movie
Post: RE: Framing John Delorean movie

(29 Jul 2019, 14:10)Chris P Wrote: We are on Sky...but i've never downloaded a film before......? Hi Chris,              I’m on holiday at the moment so I just finished watching the  film. You and ...
Nick H General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 33 8,443 29 Jul 2019, 17:07
    Thread: Framing John Delorean movie
Post: RE: Framing John Delorean movie

Available on U.K. Amazon Prime and iTunes now. Just downloading it on iTunes now.    :cool:  Nick
Nick H General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 33 8,443 29 Jul 2019, 14:00
    Thread: Vin 2862
Post: RE: Vin 2862

(17 Jul 2019, 07:51)Chris P Wrote: Great news that you have sorted it out Nick :D  It demonstrates the dangers of buying a car that has been 'messed about' with by a previous owner.   Not that you...
Nick H Members Cars 44 19,402 17 Jul 2019, 18:42
    Thread: Vin 2862
Post: RE: Vin 2862

A little update. Last weekend I decided to finish off a job I started when I did the cars clutch. I replaced the gear change linkage bushing on the gearbox end but ran out of time (with the lift) to d...
Nick H Members Cars 44 19,402 16 Jul 2019, 22:42
    Thread: Hoovie's Garage buy a DeLorean
Post: RE: Hoovie's Garage buy a DeLorean

I have been watching Tyler for a couple of months.  There are some good channels on YouTube. If you like Hoovie check out Tavarish. He’s been rebuilding a fire damaged Lambo. And also has Hoovie’s sli...
Nick H General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 15 4,601 27 Dec 2018, 08:18
    Thread: Over revving and other issues
Post: RE: Over revving and other issues

Nice one Tris! You have come across the problem with putting things back as you find them. Chances are someone was in there before. I had that with the fuel pump pickup orientation. Watched Martin’s ...
Nick H 1 - Engine 162 32,724 18 Nov 2018, 07:46
    Thread: Over revving and other issues
Post: RE: Over revving and other issues

Sounds like you have tracked down the problem. Fingers crossed as Chris said ;) Nick H
Nick H 1 - Engine 162 32,724 12 Nov 2018, 21:15
    Thread: Fans not coming on, melted fan relay
Post: RE: Fans not coming on, melted fan relay

Check the two electrical connectors on the fans. These sometimes have issues as they are quite exposed to road spray/water etc. There can be issues with the earth set up in the relay compartment. D...
Nick H 1 - Engine 6 2,128 21 Oct 2018, 16:46
    Thread: Over revving and other issues
Post: RE: Over revving and other issues

Tris, I had the same sticky throttle issue a couple of years ago. I ended up replacing the inner cable. If you do this flush out the outer cable with WD40. Put paper towels round the end in the footw...
Nick H 1 - Engine 162 32,724 04 Oct 2018, 17:42
    Thread: Over revving and other issues
Post: RE: Over revving and other issues

(01 Oct 2018, 17:17)TristanC Wrote: When I manually click the full throttle switch it brings the revs down.... I guess that’s correct? Chris P - I’ve not replaced the o-rings, they seem to be makin...
Nick H 1 - Engine 162 32,724 02 Oct 2018, 12:06
    Thread: Over revving and other issues
Post: RE: Over revving and other issues

Tris, Good work there. Only thing I noticed. Is the full throttle micro switch working? The reason I say that is the build up of rubber dust around it. I’m not sure what effect on idle it might...
Nick H 1 - Engine 162 32,724 01 Oct 2018, 07:15
    Thread: Over revving and other issues
Post: RE: Over revving and other issues

Tris,       I’m with Chris on this one. Just remove the AC belt and try a test with out it.  Strange that your troubles started with the belt shredding. So just work on that theory to start. You repl...
Nick H 1 - Engine 162 32,724 25 Sep 2018, 19:02
    Thread: Over revving and other issues
Post: RE: Over revving and other issues

Just a thought. Is the compressor clutch working? Nick H
Nick H 1 - Engine 162 32,724 25 Sep 2018, 07:01
    Thread: Over revving and other issues
Post: RE: Over revving and other issues

Tris, How was the aircon system recommissioned? New parts? What type of gas was put in etc? Because as Chris mentioned, I’d be starting to suspect the compressor. It sounds like it’s putting to much ...
Nick H 1 - Engine 162 32,724 24 Sep 2018, 21:51
    Thread: Over revving and other issues
Post: RE: Over revving and other issues

(23 Sep 2018, 18:45)TristanC Wrote: Alrighty....... I “think” something is sticking..... not sure how/why the idle slowly increases as it warms though. But here’s what I’ve found..... If I give th...
Nick H 1 - Engine 162 32,724 23 Sep 2018, 19:28
    Thread: Over revving and other issues
Post: RE: Over revving and other issues

I am grasping at straws here. Somewhere there is ether more fuel or more Air getting into the engine. CO set to rich? Have you checked the cold start injector? Could it be faulty and injecting fu...
Nick H 1 - Engine 162 32,724 10 Sep 2018, 19:56
    Thread: Over revving and other issues
Post: RE: Over revving and other issues

(10 Sep 2018, 15:26)TristanC Wrote: Yep, on its own after a few minutes warming up. Or a few mins after a restart after 15 mins being off When I noticed the revs decrease with the bung in (Stu also...
Nick H 1 - Engine 162 32,724 10 Sep 2018, 19:14
  Thumbs Up Thread: Over revving and other issues
Post: RE: Over revving and other issues

Good Job Tris. Those idler pulley bearings could have been the reason for your belt issue.  When I worked for a race team we had a French mechanic who had worked extensively with the PRV  Engine. I r...
Nick H 1 - Engine 162 32,724 09 Sep 2018, 09:00
    Thread: E10 fuel to replace E5 in the UK proposal
Post: RE: E10 fuel to replace E5 in the UK proposal

(30 Aug 2018, 13:02)Rissy Wrote: I've just been reading this: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/cars/ar...duced.html Although i think this proposed move could cause some real headaches for other ca...
Nick H Off topic talk, general chat etc 1 2,491 07 Sep 2018, 19:42
    Thread: Over revving and other issues
Post: RE: Over revving and other issues

Sounds like you found the cause of the issue. I seem to remember if the idle motor fails or shorts out it can blow some of the electronics in the idle ECU. Hopefully it’s a relatively straightforward...
Nick H 1 - Engine 162 32,724 01 Sep 2018, 22:22
    Thread: Over revving and other issues
Post: RE: Over revving and other issues

(29 Aug 2018, 13:03)TristanC Wrote: The flap does have resistance after turning off - I guess the accumulator is therefore doing its job here too? But I will definately recheck this at the weekend....
Nick H 1 - Engine 162 32,724 29 Aug 2018, 13:42
    Thread: Over revving and other issues
Post: RE: Over revving and other issues

Chris could be on to something here. With the air cleaner removed have a look at the position of the big round disc aka air metering flap. If the flap has no resistance when you press it down after ...
Nick H 1 - Engine 162 32,724 29 Aug 2018, 07:09
    Thread: New battery but now no power!
Post: RE: New battery but now no power!

Just catching up with this thread. Note Rob’s using WD40’s electrical contact cleaner. Not standard WD40. What concerns me is that fan fail light illumination. If the car has the fused temporary fix...
Nick H 3 - Electrical 12 3,298 21 Aug 2018, 08:38
    Thread: New battery but now no power!
Post: RE: New battery but now no power!

Ahh yes welcome to DeLorean ownership. You want to check out your relay compartment. Have you got the original Fan fail relay? If so you want to get rid of it and ether do the temporary fused link w...
Nick H 3 - Electrical 12 3,298 19 Aug 2018, 10:01
    Thread: Over revving and other issues
Post: RE: Over revving and other issues

Nice one guys!  :cool:  Glad you got it sorted. Nick H
Nick H 1 - Engine 162 32,724 18 Aug 2018, 21:10
    Thread: Over revving and other issues
Post: RE: Over revving and other issues

[attachment=377] Tris,        Here’s the base setting procedure. You will need to disconnect one of  the fuel lines to a injector on the top of the metering head so you can see the  fuel level in the ...
Nick H 1 - Engine 162 32,724 14 Aug 2018, 11:58
    Thread: Over revving and other issues
Post: RE: Over revving and other issues

Tris,       I have the base setting procedure for the fuel metering head out in the garage. I’ll post it on here tomorrow. That will get you in the ballpark for the fuel mixture. Nick H
Nick H 1 - Engine 162 32,724 13 Aug 2018, 21:39
    Thread: Over revving and other issues
Post: RE: Over revving and other issues

Tris, Ok, you have inadvertently made the mixture to rich. The metering flap is stiffer because the fuel pressure has been increased to the injectors by the mixture screw. You also now have fue...
Nick H 1 - Engine 162 32,724 13 Aug 2018, 00:19
    Thread: Over revving and other issues
Post: RE: Over revving and other issues

(11 Aug 2018, 23:46)TristanC Wrote: Glad to hear you’ve resolved the issue after all that time Rissy. Unfortunately for me, I may have a long road to travel myself to resolve my issue.  The “pipe o...
Nick H 1 - Engine 162 32,724 12 Aug 2018, 08:26
    Thread: Over revving and other issues
Post: RE: Over revving and other issues

Nice one Rissy!   :cool:  Same here with LJH, Took her out for a run today, no problems :) . Don’t want to jinx it so enough said :D . Nick H
Nick H 1 - Engine 162 32,724 11 Aug 2018, 17:20
    Thread: Over revving and other issues
Post: RE: Over revving and other issues

Hi Tris,           That’s interesting. It’s a bit tricky to attach. If you look at the curved horn pipe on the left of the intake. You can just see the white label on the vacuum line in the picture. ...
Nick H 1 - Engine 162 32,724 08 Aug 2018, 20:49
    Thread: Over revving and other issues
Post: RE: Over revving and other issues

Tris, Re-reading your initial post. The fact that the car is reving to 2100 rpm. Sounds like a vacuum leak. Just behind the area shown in your photo a vaccum line runs from the charcoal canister...
Nick H 1 - Engine 162 32,724 08 Aug 2018, 20:03
    Thread: Over revving and other issues
Post: RE: Over revving and other issues

That looks ok. Worth a try. Nick H
Nick H 1 - Engine 162 32,724 08 Aug 2018, 17:59
    Thread: Over revving and other issues
Post: RE: Over revving and other issues

Tris, Just has a thought. Check the idle speed thermistor connection. It’s the sensor in the side of the water pump. It’s right in “the line of fire” of the AC belt. Nick H
Nick H 1 - Engine 162 32,724 08 Aug 2018, 17:14
    Thread: Over revving and other issues
Post: RE: Over revving and other issues

As Chris has stated these are all likely common faults apart from the high revs. Double check none of the wires to the idle micro switch are damaged or have disconnected. Most likely some rubber jamed...
Nick H 1 - Engine 162 32,724 08 Aug 2018, 07:22
    Thread: More stuttering under load -suspect fuel pump
Post: RE: More stuttering under load -suspect fuel pump

(04 Aug 2018, 21:19)Chris Williams Wrote: Quote:My biggest problem is that my tank is 2 thirds full at the moment My tank has space if your looking for somewhere to transfer it to.... :D :D
Nick H 2 - Emission / Fuel Systems 11 3,387 04 Aug 2018, 21:35
    Thread: More stuttering under load -suspect fuel pump
Post: RE: More stuttering under load -suspect fuel pump

(04 Aug 2018, 18:39)TheScAtMaN Wrote: Glad to hear you are all sorted now Nick! I'm going to go ahead and order a new pump, probably from DeLorean Go. I probably could find an equivalent from a diff...
Nick H 2 - Emission / Fuel Systems 11 3,387 04 Aug 2018, 19:42
    Thread: More stuttering under load -suspect fuel pump
Post: RE: More stuttering under load -suspect fuel pump

Well just to update everyone. I took the car for a long test drive today.   It was probably a good day to do this as Peterborough is more like L.A. Temperature wise today :cool: . First drove to my l...
Nick H 2 - Emission / Fuel Systems 11 3,387 04 Aug 2018, 17:27
    Thread: More stuttering under load -suspect fuel pump
Post: RE: More stuttering under load -suspect fuel pump

(02 Aug 2018, 19:54)Chris Williams Wrote: I think all have issues, the new 'all in one type' are having issues. Apparently some people are not happy with the one that SpecialT supply (though had no ...
Nick H 2 - Emission / Fuel Systems 11 3,387 02 Aug 2018, 23:13
    Thread: Stuttering when accelerating under load
Post: RE: Stuttering when accelerating under load

Hi Chris, I have to say I’m inclined to agree ;) . I just finished putting the original fuel pump back. I have done a bit of research and found the unit used as a base for the new style fuel pump. Th...
Nick H 2 - Emission / Fuel Systems 7 2,372 02 Aug 2018, 18:57
    Thread: Stuttering when accelerating under load
Post: RE: Stuttering when accelerating under load

My current thinking is that it was a combination of factors. However from my experience I would try the fuel pump first. Also check the pick up pre filter in the tank. Also take a look at the RPM rel...
Nick H 2 - Emission / Fuel Systems 7 2,372 02 Aug 2018, 12:20