[DML] Re: vin 11501, first week of ownership blues (crankshaft seal)
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[DML] Re: vin 11501, first week of ownership blues (crankshaft seal)

Hey Nate,

Sorry to hear your problems....it's a shame when an owner uses 
a "band-aid" and sells it to you at X price saying everything is 

As for the problems you are fixing, I say hurry up and get it done.  
Letting the car sit till next Spring, will pretty much only cause 
more problems in the long run.  Who knows what might happen by then 
(cold rat crawls into the body and chews out wiring etc) and by the 
time it gets to spring, you may have lost the inspiration to get the 
car running.

One spring turns into two and things start pissing you off.  The main 
concern should be fixing the seal, cleaning the engine, replacing 
some of the gaskets (valve, oil, exhaust) and putting the sucker back 
together.  Run some clean oil through the system and drain and 
replace with the good synthetic stuff that's been talked about many 
times on the forum....point being to make sure you get all the little 
bits of blue stuff out.  If your head gaskets are in good shape, 
don't touch them as by the time they do, you'll have driven enough 
and saved enough to get a stage 2 or 3 engine..who knows.  Do a once 
through on all your wiring and replace a few bolts and nuts while 
you're in there.  If you let the car sit, you may need new tires by 
the Spring, the fuel will need replacing, the fuel pump might have 
seized, and some of the fuel lines may have cracked or rusted up a 
bit....there are a ton of things that happen when cars just sit.  

You bought the car, get it driving so that when you write the check 
you relate the experience to something positive.

I've spent 6 months rebuilding my D from the ground up (powder 
coating frame etc) and though it looks nice, nothing will be nicer 
than driving the car on the open road.  Believe me, it's way easier 
to write a check out when you know you can drive what you're paying 
for.  Tis why I have spent so much time getting this car torn apart 
and rebuilt in only 6 months....hopefully it'll only be a couple more 
months till I'm trying to fit my arm out the tollbooth window to act 
as my AC.

Get'r Done!

Vin 3323

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "natesky1980" <ncskalsk@xxxx> wrote:
> Last Saturday I was driving the Delorean and developed a serious 
> leak (actually at first I thought it was the alternator, as the 
> ammeter went offscale low), however when I pulled over I quickly 
> what was left of the engine's oil. 

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