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Thread: Crank no start.. Please Help!!

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    Senior Member krs09's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by David T View Post
    There are a lot of things that are not right which means someone not familiar with Deloreans has been working on the car:
    Wrong pressure cap
    wire wrapped around coolant hose (to keep it away from the belt)
    missing coil cover
    non-original idle switch
    oil filler vent hose going the wrong way
    wiring not routed correctly
    throttle recall cover missing
    leakage from thermostat and/or bleeder screw
    Some of this is minor or cosmetic but it indicates that you must do further investigation and fix everything that was "fixed" previously. Having full and positive control over the throttle is VERY important and is a BIG safety issue. I would remove ALL parts of the cruise control and make sure the throttle has no play and the springs return it to idle properly.
    David Teitelbaum
    Thanks Dave. I did buy the car off ebay and the "tech" told me he didnt own the car, he was just "helping getting it running". It sure does look a little sloppy if ya ask me.. Boy o boy am i in for some work but its gonna be awesome !

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    Quote Originally Posted by jawn101 View Post
    It would be great if he could post some more photos of the engine bay, with some closeups of the problem areas... that would sure be easier than working off of one grainy, poorly lit photo that may not even represent the current state of the motor
    Im on it. Going to get some more pics tomorrow and post them up. Just to give you a little taste of the trouble im in for. That pic is recent, it was for the ebay posting but i bought the car about 3wks ago so not much has changed.

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    Well in this case, a picture was definitely worth a 1000 words, even if I do say so myself.
    Dermot
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    No-one is to stone anyone, even, and I want to make this absolutely clear, even if they do say "carburetor"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    Further to the post above - Am not seeing any throttle spool/quadrant return spring on this throttle spool/quadrant. Zoomed in from engine bay photo in this thread.

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    Thanks again Rich.. You know what i really need.. I need some pictures of what a stock D engine bay should look like, in detail. I have so many connectors not connected to anything and cant see where they belong. Any idea where I could see some pics of proper D engines with multiple angles??

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    Quote Originally Posted by krs09 View Post
    I need some pictures of what a stock D engine bay should look like, in detail. Any idea where I could see some pics of proper D engines with multiple angles??
    Since it's off the direct subject of your Engine Crank No Start discussion and may be of interest to the general community I've posted a new thread over in the Resources section with Engine Bay Photos. Others are welcome to post up more shots there for everybody.

    http://dmctalk.org....Engine-bay-photos

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    Excellent idea Rich
    Dermot
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangermouse View Post
    Excellent idea Rich
    Agreed, I will take some nice ones when I get home today and share.
    Jon
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