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    [Fuel] You will get a lean spike if the CPR is not...

    You will get a lean spike if the CPR is not hooked up right or is not operating right. I agree, start with checking the timing, vacuum and mechanical advance. Verify the Frequency valve is buzzing....
  2. [Fuel] Most States do make exceptions for older cars,...

    Most States do make exceptions for older cars, collector cars, cars that have limited use. The theory is that even if they do pollute more than a modern car, they aren't used much so the total...
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    The hardest part of staying straight is at the...

    The hardest part of staying straight is at the beginning and end of each stroke. Practice, practice, practice.Controlling a power tool is harder because everything happens faster and then you have...
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    [Engine] Verify proper base timing, vacuum and mechanical...

    Verify proper base timing, vacuum and mechanical advance. If you are not getting all of the advance in, it can cause this at higher RPM's. You can also be having break-down of the secondary ignition...
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    If you can't get it right doing it manually with...

    If you can't get it right doing it manually with sandpaper, you will have a harder time trying to do a good job with a power tool. You really do need to master the technique by hand first to fully...
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    [Heat & A/C] It could be cracked. On the earlier cars the...

    It could be cracked. On the earlier cars the hoses are directly attached to the switch. On later cars they attach to a large rubber plug and the plug fits to the switch so you don't have to remove...
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    [Heat & A/C] If the mode switch hisses it is worn out. Even if...

    If the mode switch hisses it is worn out. Even if you can get it to be quiet, it can still be leaking, it just isn't making any noise. Most of the time, if you have a problem with the actuators and...
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    [Electrical] While voltage spikes could make the RPM relay...

    While voltage spikes could make the RPM relay pulse, so could a dip in voltage. Once the dip happens you get a spike when the voltage recovers. Point is the RPM relay is sensitive enough that any...
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    [General] It is not "best practice" to mix and match...

    It is not "best practice" to mix and match different manufacturers front and rear but if you have no choice what are you to do? Never do that on the same axle though. Keep both fronts the same and...
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    I guess I should have been more specific about...

    I guess I should have been more specific about using the static pressure as a 'test" of the A/C. When I have bought "dead" Deloreans (or any old car) often it won't even start. Just to get an idea...
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    It also tells you if the system is contaminated...

    It also tells you if the system is contaminated or you only need to add a small amount of refrigerant to get it going. That is a lot of information and can mean the difference between a small repair...
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    Ron VS. David: pee pee contest

    As a general test, if you don't see at least 70 psi when the compressor is NOT running, you can assume there is not enough refrigerant. Easy to test with a tire gauge. Useful when buying a car, quick...
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    [Fuel] This is exactly the "plan" on many new cars. They...

    This is exactly the "plan" on many new cars. They save a lot of money by eliminating the spare and give you a compressor with sealant and call it a Mobility Kit! Just a factoid FYI, that spare is...
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    [Fuel] I have noticed many Deloreans overloaded,...

    I have noticed many Deloreans overloaded, especially if you are going on a trip like to a club event or overnight. Really haven't seen any bad effects except that it will increase your gas...
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    [Fuel] Even if you leave the spare tire there, if you...

    Even if you leave the spare tire there, if you turn it over you can fill the center of it with small stuff. I keep a large plastic bag and a bungee cord in there just in case I ever need to use it to...
  16. [Suspension] Try some silicone spray on the spring perches....

    Try some silicone spray on the spring perches. There are rubber isolators and the springs tend to move around a bit, spraying some silicone allows them to move around without making noise. Also spray...
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    [Electrical] CSV (not CVS) = Cold Start Valve. It runs for a...

    CSV (not CVS) = Cold Start Valve. It runs for a moment during cranking to add fuel to start a cold motor, acting like a choke. If it doesn't work it can still start but it takes a much longer...
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    [Fuel] Check the inner boot for fuel after a few driving...

    Check the inner boot for fuel after a few driving cycles to make sure you have no more leaks.
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    [Electrical] I would start with the CSV. The next time you...

    I would start with the CSV. The next time you have this problem try the plug swap. You can also do a quicky test on a cold motor by taking out the CSV and see if it sprays while cranking. Another...
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    [Electrical] As long as we are talking about the inertia...

    As long as we are talking about the inertia switch, it is a primary safety item. In addition to shutting off the fuel pump in the event of a major deceleration crash, it also unlocks the doors if...
  21. [General] Open your Workshop Manual to M:18:15 and you will...

    Open your Workshop Manual to M:18:15 and you will find the Power Window Circuit wiring diagram. As for vacuum hoses look at the bottom of the open engine cover for the vacuum hose routing decal.
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    [Fuel] Closely examine the inner boot. If it is not...

    Closely examine the inner boot. If it is not rubbery and a lot of black goop comes off on your hands the boot is dissolving and should be replaced. Just because you found one leak doesn't mean it is...
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    [General] If you are spending for an alignment you might as...

    If you are spending for an alignment you might as well get all four wheels done. Because the car is lowered you really should have adjustable rear lower links so you can properly set the rear camber....
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    [General] The answer is yes, but. If you lowered the ride...

    The answer is yes, but. If you lowered the ride height you may not be able to achieve all of the specs. Get the specs and the procedure from the Service Bulletin ST-34-1/82 and don't forget the rear...
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    [Electrical] Here is an interesting problem with...

    Here is an interesting problem with battery/alternator. Yesterday I was in a boat with an Mercuriser outdrive. The engine would cut (die) if the power tilt button was moved and the volt gauge was...
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