Re: [DML] "Professional" Mechanics
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Re: [DML] "Professional" Mechanics

Hello all:  I must strongly agree with Dave.  I took my Delorean to a 
shop in Florida (All Car Shop Inc, Kissimmee) for some repairs 
shortly afte I had picked it up.  The AC had died and the car was 
overheating.  The owner stated he had worked on Deloreans before and 
since the prior owner had used Don from California I suggested he 
order parts from there.  Don promptly shipped the parts to the shop.  
The shop charged me a 40% markup on the parts.  The car is an early 
vin (0893) and needed a compressor. The shop owner stated that it 
also needed an accumulator and a sensor for the lower coolent pipe.  
The accumulator that was sent was for a latter vin car and the shop 
owner decided to modify the accumulator.  He did some aluminum 
welding and cutting.  In addition to this he also made up another 
hose.  Needless to say the AC stayed in for less than 24 hours.  On 
the overheating the switch burned out a week latter.  The total 
repairs and parts amounted to over $1,700.00.  I have since replaced 
all the repairs and such that he made through a local shop in Western 
NY that specializes in custom autos.  A major factor there is they 
are not afraid to call for technical support from various venders.  
I'm about to send all the bad parts back to the shop.  We'll see what 
happens...oh, by the way:  ASE Mechanics is on his card.  I could 
have avoided all this if I had called a local owner or two prior to 
going to that shop.  Time was of the essance and it was costly.  Roy  

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@xxxx> 
> Any service shop is only as good as their worst mech on a bad day.
> Good help is very hard to find and even harder to keep. There are 
> places that can be recomended for service work on a Delorean or any
> exotic, rare car for that matter. It is difficult for even more
> modern, daily drivers. If you are unlucky enough to have an unusual
> problem with a car you are at the mechanic's mercy and guesswork. 
> is one of the main reasons I offer advice for Deloreans. In too many
> cases you must UNDO previous incorrect work before you can fix the
> underlying, origional problem. After 20 years and several owners and
> the various shops that had their hands on the car there are always
> things that must be redone correctly. Most mechanics in America are
> not familiar with Bosh fuel injection but it doesn't seem to stop 
> from working on it! And all that education, parts, and time is at 
> expense!
> David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Soma576@xxxx wrote:
> >  
> > In a message dated 7/13/2005 9:54:42 P.M. Central Standard Time,  
> > racuti1@xxxx writes:
> > 
> > Sir, I  have two lugnuts on my DeLorean that have become too 
> > for me to break  loose. Can you put your impact gun on them for 
> > me? "Sure" he says. The guy  spins them loose and promptly 
> > overtightens them with the pneumatic impact  gun. I now have one 
> > stripped lugnut that I can't get  off.
> > 
> > 
> >

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