Re: [DML] "D" may stand for Divorce....the ongoing 6859 saga
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Re: [DML] "D" may stand for Divorce....the ongoing 6859 saga

I'm in the NY/NJ Area but I have a sister that lives in 
MD... I redid my 2nd gear shift fork roll pin recently... 
I'd help you do it if you need. 

Michael Paine
vin 6067

On Tue, 27 Sep 2005 13:12:04 -0000
  "delorean6859" <tmadsop@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>I haven't posted in a little while on #6859, mostly 
>because I have 
>been traveling so much I haven't had a whole lot of time 
>to work on 
>her.  When I do, it is usually at 3AM.  The neighbors 
>think I operate 
>a Myth lab in the garage and my wife is losing her 
>patience.  Don't 
>laugh.....I may be sleeping on YOUR couch.
>Let me first start by thanking Mike Pack for coming out 
>to my house a 
>few weeks ago and giving the car a once over with his dad 
>while I was 
>1000 miles away for work!
>Here's a synopsis of the problems and what I have found. 
> The good 
>thing is I think I've identified all of the problems and 
>their root 
>cause. (Remember, this car is "Excellent...needs 
>to the seller on ebay):
>The car sounding like it was trailing "just married" cans 
>behind it 
>during deceleration.  A check of the engine compartment 
>showed the 
>idle mixture screw anti-tamper cover had been removed and 
>with a plastic plug.  In law enforcement we call that "a 
>Well, that puppy was WAY rich.  I dialed it back and have 
>since fixed 
>The racing idle, I suspect is being caused by the o2 
>sensor being 
>fouled by the constant rich mixture.  I will be replacing 
>shortly.  I don't think it is a vacuum leak since I also 
>replaced all 
>of the vacuum lines anyway.
>The rubbing of the rear tires = I think a result of 
>running tire 
>pressure WAY low.
>The noise from the right rear during hard cornering = a 
>result of the 
>car being lowered with Eabach springs.  The clamp for the 
>CV boot is 
>hitting a metal shield underneath the car during hard 
>corners.  I am 
>in the process of grinding the shield back a little bit 
>to provide 
>some clearance.  I will eventually be replacing 
>(upgrading) the 
>shocks and the upper and lower coil links since the 
>bushings look 
>pretty rough.
>The front tire rubbing is a combination of low tire 
>pressure and the 
>lower speedo cable not being secured.
>I went through the relays just to look at their condition 
>and found a 
>curious thing, two relays zip tied together.  Like an 
>idiot, I cut 
>the zip tie and pulled the relays to look at them.  One 
>of the relays 
>was the lambda the other one was........I don't remember. 
> Bottom 
>line is after doing this, the car wouldn't start.  A 
>little reminder, 
>I bought this car from a guy who was a mechanic and he 
>claimed he was 
>using the money for him to open a shop.  I now think I 
>supported his 
>drug habbit for a few weeks, because instead of replacing 
>a relay, he 
>found the exact position where the relay would work and 
>zip tied it 
>there!!! New relays are in the mail.
>I also replaced the headliner to remove the large grease 
>spot from 
>the previous owner. (Man, I hope he reads these posts)
>The BAD thing is the transmission.  Simple problem + 
>cheap part = 
>major repair bill.  The second gear fork pin is broken 
>resulting in 
>an intermittant problem with shifting into second gear. 
> Looks like 
>the transmission is going to need to be dropped and 
>cracked open to 
>repair.  I'm not sure I have the stones to try that 
> I may 
>have to bite the bullet.  That will probably be one of 
>the last 
>things fixed, unless someone in the DC/Maryland area is 
>enough to walk me through it some day. (I'll buy 
>unlimited beer and 
>whatever, I mean WHATEVER you want to eat for the day if 
>you help me 
>with that one)Coincidently, I found a receipt for that 
>very part in 
>the car dated just a few days prior to my picking it up 
>from the 
>seller, leading me to believe he knew about the problem, 
>attempted to 
>repair it, but decided against it.  I'm actually glad he 
>didn't fix 
>it, he probably would have had left over parts anyway.
>I've gotten to the point where I don't even want to look 
>at Stainless 
>Steel appliances right now.  Let my experience be a 
>lesson to anyone 
>looking at a Delorean.....LOOK AT EVERYTHING! If 
>something seems out 
>of place, LOOK CLOSER!  And under no circumstances should 
>you have 
>your wife drop you off at a rest area 300 miles from home 
>to pick up 
>a car you haven't seen yet based on the assurance of the 
>owner that the car needs nothing!!!!!!
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