[DML] Re: Help!!!! Brought 06859 home today from ebay purchase
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[DML] Re: Help!!!! Brought 06859 home today from ebay purchase

Well, what do you know.  Another Maryland D' owner.  I'm from Western 
Maryland (Allegany County).  I don't know about the bang in your car 
when you let off the gas.  But my car seems to rev itself when it is 
cold, but after warm-up it's fine.  Get a blending pad from DMCH it 
will help take some of those marks out of your body panels.  My car 
will sometimes rattle pulling out if I let it "bog" down too much.  I 
think it mayt be the exhaust rattling?  I could be wrong.  Anyone 
else with input?

VIN: 2953
Frostburg, MD

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "delorean6859" <tmadsop@xxxx> wrote:
> Alright, I picked up #06859 this afternoon that I won in an ebay 
> auction (auction # 4566780231).  The car was described as excellent 
> condition inside and out and was owned by a mechanic, so I 
> thought....this is the one.  Well, I'll cut to the chase and say 
that I 
> need help.  If anyone lives in the DC/Maryland area or more 
> specifically near Calvert County, I need you.  I'll get into the 
> specifics about the transaction below, but the car has some major 
> issues that I'm going to need help with and would appreciate it if 
> someone could take it for a drive and look at it and tell me what 
> think the problems are.  Here are the major issues so far that I 
> uncovered:
> First, the parking brake will not engage.  This is major because it 
> won't pass a Maryland inspection.  The parking brake light will go 
> if you pull the brake up one notch, after that, it goes out and the 
> brake will not hold.
> Second, and probably more serious, I suspect a fuel system issue.  
> idle is racing.  When I sit at an idle (with or without 
> airconditioning) it revs between 500 and 1100 RPM.  It is 
> reving almost like I am tapping the gas pedal every second.  
> Also, which may be related, when I lift my foot off of the gas it 
> sounds like I've got a trail of "Just Married" cans being pulled 
> the car.  It's not quite a backfire, but it isn't what you would 
> a fine automobile to sound like.
> Also potentially related is the fact that the car makes a loud 
> noise whenever I take a hard left turn.  I saw a posting some time 
> week that had someone with this sound whenever they made a hard 
> and they suspected a suspension or bearing issue and it turned out 
> be something with the fuel system. I don't know what forum it was, 
> I'll be looking for it tonight.
> Another issue is that the Oil Pressure gauge seemed to function 
> normally during the three hour drive, but about half way through 
> the gauge went all the way past 80 and was point to the "I" in 
> After a while it went back to normal.
> Now before you suggest I go buy the shop manual, that was one of 
> things the car was SUPPOSED to come with.  However, integrity seems 
> be lacking in the individual that sold me this car.
> None of the marker lights on the doors will light.  I haven't even 
> tried to track that issue down.  This could be anything from a 
> pulled/blown fuse.....I think I'll get to that one last.
> The body is not in the excellent condition that it was described to 
> in either.  The stainless isn't too bad, but there are several 
dings in 
> various spots and a deep scratch across the grain of the steel on 
> hood.
> A brand new steering rack was installed this morning and it feels a 
> little loose.  I have no experience with cars without power 
> so maybe it is supposed to be this way, which brings me back to my 
> for someone to drive it who is "in the know".
> Now before you say, Nate, why did you even go on with the 
> Well, that is funny you should ask.  The racing idle issue was 
> immediately apparent.  However the clunking sound when you take 
> foot off of the gas and when you make a hard left turn were not 
> immediately apparent.  The dings aren't THAT noticable (the utter 
> of any weatherstripping was though!)  But the main reason was that 
> met this guy on the Jersey Turnpike so I didn't have to drive all 
> way to Yonkers (I'm one of those federal law enforcement types 
> a midnight shift with no days off in sight).  My wife (who I must 
> because she rarely says no to me .......outside of the bedroom, 
> had to make an appointment at 2:30 and the knucklehead was late 
> up.  So I got left at the rest area in New Jersey like cheap 
> The Delorean had now become my ride home with no back-up.
> So the moral of the story is this:
> When buying on ebay READ BETWEEN THE LINES!!!
> When it says "headliner recently replaced" look into the fact that 
> guy has a Johnny Bravo type of hairstyle that requires 15 W 50 to 
> it up. The headliner again needs to be replaced bacause I don't 
> people thinking that crap came from my head!!!
> When it says interior and exterior in excellent condition.....well 
> one is kind of like my single days at the Federal Law Enforcement 
> Training Center and the rating system for women there.  A "6" in 
> life was a FLETC "9" when you factor in the pool of applicants and 
> last time you actually saw a female.  I'll rate this car a fair as 
> sits now.
> Anyway, I'd probably be a lot more upset right now if it wasn't for 
> fact that I know that Delorean owners are a rare breed and take 
care of 
> each other.  I'm hoping I can restore this girl to her original 
> with your help!!!!
> Thanks,
> Nate
> AKA "Really mad I sold a perfectly good Porshe Boxster for this car"
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "delorean6859" <tmadsop@xxxx> wrote:
> > Hi Joey,
> > I'm picking up (hopefully) my Delorean tomorrow.  I live in 
> > County Maryland and my inlaws live in Baltimore (which basically 
> means 
> > I try to avoid Baltimore at all costs!)  I won mine on ebay about 
> > weeks ago and it currently lives in Yonkers, NY.  The owner is a 
> > mechanic and is having the rack and pinion steering and 
> > replaced with PJ Grady's.  Feel free to reach out to me if you 
> > anything and pass along any other owners you know of in our area.
> > 
> > Nate #6859(hopefully....if it is as described)

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