Re: [DML] My personal experience with my fanzilla and a fan fix.
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Re: [DML] My personal experience with my fanzilla and a fan fix.

Okay... as the owner of this infamous Yellow car let me get a few of 
the details correct.

The car that actually had the fire with a "fused" jumper (see Vol 1, 
Issue 3 of Gullwing Magazine) was my wifes Concours winner!  Pretty 
nasty meltdown actually.  The repair included the installation of the 
FanZilla.  Car has been fine ever since.

This meltdown prompted me to do some preventitave work on my Yellow 
D.  Of course, by the time I got to it, nobody had a FanZilla.  Since 
I am one of those owners who spreads my money among all of the 
DeLorean vendors I contacted John at SpecialtAuto.  At the time John 
was trying some "new" things with his Fan Fix and I agreed to be the 
ginnie pig.  We sent a couple different versions of the Fan Fix back 
and forth and I settled in with the current version for the last 
couple of years.  Since this car had an issue with running warm ever 
since I started its resurection, the fans and associated wiring have 
had a real workout.  The overheat problem was eventually fixed with a 
new radiator (thank you Don Steger... still spreading the $$ around).

During our annual run to Evansville I noticed the fans would not shut 
off and the car was running a bit warm.  Makes sense now that I now 
only one fan was running...the other was not running due to a fuse 
meltdown.  Given the history of this car, I have no doubt there could 
be other issues that contributed to the problem that I havent found 
yet.  I have been in contact with John and the unit is on the way 
back to him for some CSI work.  

Im no electrical engineer, but what I have really learned lately is 
that people that do this type of stuff have a million different ideas 
on how it should be done.  My recent attempt to repair the trans 
computer (third time) in my wifes car has really brought this to 

Ron Wester

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "John Hervey" <john@xxxx> wrote:
> DMC_5180, 
> Please tell the whole story, what you failed to mention was the 
owner of the
> Very well known Yellow car had a previous fire, yes fire in his car 
with the
> factory un-fused jumper. The car ran fine apparently for years and 
then all
> of a sudden it burned. Something caused it and my feeling is one of 
the fans
> is drawing to much current due to age or an intermit short. 

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