[DML] DeLorean Reliability was: Strange car show behavior
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[DML] DeLorean Reliability was: Strange car show behavior



You are, as others have said, entitled to your opinion but I disagree 
with what you posted below. Many of those problems were not problems 
that the car had when it rolled off of the assembly line. They are 
problems from neglect.

The fuel system especially, is plenty reliable as long as you don't 
let it sit and varnish up for 2+ years. The automatic transmissions 
shifted fine for many years and are only problematic now because the 
computer is exposed to engine heat and the elements causing the 25+ 
year-old capacitors to break down.

Pretty much the only part of your diatribe that I'm willing to cede 
to you is the lock module. It was under-engineered to begin with. You 
did neglect to mention the under-strength crumple tube and using 
wiring and relays of an insufficient gauge in the engine cooling fan 
system. Those are minor and were easily corrected in my opinion.

Lastly, before you continue crapping on your car, have you read the 
news lately? Ford is recalling vehicles left and right because the 
cruise control switches are burning cars to the ground. GM and 
Chrysler issued recalls last winter for cars who's throttle cables 
are freezing up in the winter time. Sound familiar anyone? These are 
long established companies and they STILL haven't got it perfect.

Stop comparing your car to modern-day vehicles. Have you read the 0-
60 mph times against the Corvette, Porsche and 280z of the same 
years? They were at least competitive, even though they weren't 
outstanding. 

Rich 
--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Videobob Moseley" <videobob@xxxx> 
wrote:
> You know, I mis-spoke.
> I should not have said "unreliable".
> Despite all the goofy problems we all have, the engine will usually 
fire up 
> and go...
> providing that you don't have a fuel pump problem, hot start 
problem, cold 
> start problem, etc...
> If none of those problems are present and the car starts you might 
have to 
> deal with
> high idle, computer burn out, or an electrical short in your lights 
that 
> might set the dash
> on fire. If all of that is OK and you have made sure to replace 
your fuels 
> system,
> brake system and all the hoses your car should be pretty safe.
> If you have an auto like mine....maybe it will go into 3rd today?
> If everything is running ok, hopefully you won't have any trouble 
getting in 
> or out
> of your car as long as your door lock solenoids are working OK.
> If your AC fan stops blowing, I hope you can roll your windows down 
because
> most people can't.
> 
> Sure, the PRV and the DeLorean is a pretty good and reliable car as 
long as 
> you
> pretty much restore and replace about everything on the car.
> Of course, a 20+ year old car needs work... but the problems I 
mentioned
> were present as the cars rolled off the line.
> It is these problems that keep our happy vendors in business.
> If you don't have most of what Grady or Hervey sells then chances 
are
> you don't own a daily driver.
> If our cars were so perfect, we wouldn't need this forum now would 
we?
> 
> - VB


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