Re: [DML] Re: best battery to put in
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Re: [DML] Re: best battery to put in

What ever, still sounds like electrical problems to me. Battery's 
should last longer than that. I never heard of any car going through 
battery's as fast as you are going through them.

Mark V

On Aug 18, 2005, at 3:16 AM, kayoong@xxxxxxx wrote:

> Dear Mark V:
> By your comments, I guess I will let PJ Grady recheck my DeLorean's
> electrical system again for I am due to their shop next week.
> In the past, Rob and Pat haven't found anything electrically wrong 
> except
> with the cooling fan's circuit breakers and the Fanzilla's connectors 
> being over
> taxed under heavy use over the years.   I have even upgraded the 
> Fanzilla
> Series 1 to the Series 2 two years ago upon Rob’s suggestion.   And 
> yes, Pat at PJ
> Grady does check all the grounding points on the chassis for 
> cleanliness as
> to insure a good contact, when my car is at PJ Grady at least once if 
> not twice
> a year. They know that my DeLorean is daily driven and I would take 
> long
> trips many times a year exceeding over a 1,000 miles one way.   They 
> always gave
> my DeLorean a good go over and if anything that is not right, it gets
> corrected, no matter the cost -- electrical, mechanical or other wise.
> About auto amplifiers.   There are many "so called" high power amps on 
> the
> market with some operating different or better then others and it has 
> been that
> way for the last thirty plus years as far as I can remember.
> My experiences with high power amplifiers in my DeLorean are as 
> follows; my
> first one I had installed was Blaupunkt amp along with a head unit and
> auxiliary CD changer unit back in the Fall of 1996.  I got rid of the 
> whole system
> after five years and replaced it with a JL Audio 300/4 amp and Eclipse 
> head unit
> and a CD changer.   The JL amp was good sounding but the JL amp drew 
> too much
> power and with the headlights and A/C on, the horns wouldn't work.   
> Also when
> the audio system is playing and if I was to flash the high beams, the 
> amp
> would cut out and come back on.   That was a nuisance, so I decided to 
> take the
> DeLorean to an authorized JL Audio dealer and installer as to have the 
> amp and
> the electrical system checked out... They found nothing wrong and that 
> the amp
> is functioning "normally."   So, about eight months later I had the JL 
> amp
> remove and replaced it with the Sinfoni120.4x amp.   This amp has a 
> higher power
> output and it draws less power than the JL amp.   The Sinfoni amps is 
> a great
> sounding amp and the JL Audio amp now sits in the basement were I last 
> left
> it some two years ago.
> The alternator was updated, it is a 140 amp from Mr. John Harvey some 
> two
> years ago.   With ALL the electric components on and while creeping in 
> NYC's rush
> hour traffic, the electrical demand will swing wildly between the 
> battery and
> the alternator in order to supply the electrical demand in the extreme 
> hot
> and the cold seasons.   As I was told, this occuring situation can or 
> will cause
> an early demise to the battery and or the alternator as well.   I 
> believe
> this is what is happening.   The bottom line?   Next to the DeLorean’s
> uniqueness, the sound system is what I value when I am driving it 
> especially on long
> trips.
> Anyway, maybe you want to take a crack in checking out my DeLorean's
> electrical system?   I will compensate you for your time.   Maybe you 
> may have a
> better understanding or have better luck then us?
> Kayo Ong
> #5508
> Lic 9D NY
> In a message dated 8/17/05 7:53:12 PM, dmcvin6683@xxxxxxxxx writes:
>> I had 3 Big High End Amps in my Mustang plus power windows, A/C you
>> know the works. I sold it with 98,000 with a battery that was well 
>> over
>> 5 years old and original alternator.
>> Oh yeah this was my daily driver.
>> Sounds like electrical problems to me.
>> Anybody else on this list have big Amplifiers with no battery trouble?
>> My Delorean i have now has a big ass High End Amplifier in it now and
>> no battery problems. This Amp has been in my car since i bought it in
>> 2003.
>> Mark V
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