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



Just call Rob Grady & ask him what he saw wrong or what he replaced or worked on,
I'm sure he would be more than happy to help.
Lawrence

--- 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 you 
> think the problems are.  Here are the major issues so far that I have 
> 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 on 
> 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.  The 
> idle is racing.  When I sit at an idle (with or without 
> airconditioning) it revs between 500 and 1100 RPM.  It is constantly 
> 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 behind 
> the car.  It's not quite a backfire, but it isn't what you would expect 
> a fine automobile to sound like.
> 
> Also potentially related is the fact that the car makes a loud banging 
> noise whenever I take a hard left turn.  I saw a posting some time this 
> week that had someone with this sound whenever they made a hard turn 
> and they suspected a suspension or bearing issue and it turned out to 
> be something with the fuel system. I don't know what forum it was, but 
> 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 it, 
> the gauge went all the way past 80 and was point to the "I" in Oil.  
> After a while it went back to normal.
> 
> Now before you suggest I go buy the shop manual, that was one of the 
> things the car was SUPPOSED to come with.  However, integrity seems to 
> 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 be 
> 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 the 
> hood.
> 
> A brand new steering rack was installed this morning and it feels a 
> little loose.  I have no experience with cars without power steering, 
> so maybe it is supposed to be this way, which brings me back to my need 
> for someone to drive it who is "in the know".
> 
> Now before you say, Nate, why did you even go on with the transaction.  
> Well, that is funny you should ask.  The racing idle issue was 
> immediately apparent.  However the clunking sound when you take your 
> 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 lack 
> of any weatherstripping was though!)  But the main reason was that I 
> met this guy on the Jersey Turnpike so I didn't have to drive all the 
> way to Yonkers (I'm one of those federal law enforcement types working 
> a midnight shift with no days off in sight).  My wife (who I must thank 
> because she rarely says no to me .......outside of the bedroom, anyway) 
> had to make an appointment at 2:30 and the knucklehead was late showing 
> up.  So I got left at the rest area in New Jersey like cheap luggage.  
> 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 the 
> guy has a Johnny Bravo type of hairstyle that requires 15 W 50 to keep 
> it up. The headliner again needs to be replaced bacause I don't want 
> people thinking that crap came from my head!!!
> 
> When it says interior and exterior in excellent condition.....well that 
> 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 real 
> life was a FLETC "9" when you factor in the pool of applicants and the 
> last time you actually saw a female.  I'll rate this car a fair as it 
> sits now.
> 
> Anyway, I'd probably be a lot more upset right now if it wasn't for the 
> 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 glory 
> 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 Calvert 
> > 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 2 
> > weeks ago and it currently lives in Yonkers, NY.  The owner is a 
> > mechanic and is having the rack and pinion steering and alternator 
> > replaced with PJ Grady's.  Feel free to reach out to me if you need 
> > 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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