Re: [DML] Re: Maintenance interval
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Re: [DML] Re: Maintenance interval



David this is some of the best advice that's been offered here. I've done this for the twenty five years I've owned my DeLorean and after almost 100,000 miles the car is still very fit for annual cross country trips. You're right on with this advice.

Bruce Benson




   
  You can no longer go by the service intervals that were recomended for
  a car that was to have been used for approx 10,000 miles a year. You
  now have to use time instead. Since most Deloreans now are used less
  than 2,000 mile a year I would suggest that you do a yearly service.
  It should consist of an oil and filter change, coolant test,
  under-chassis inspection, front end grease job, chassis lubrication,
  and full detailing inside and out. Every other year replace the
  coolant, brake, and clutch fluid. Every 5 years replace the wiper
  blades and the battery. Pressure test the cooling system. Every 20,000
  miles (10 years) a full tune-up and replace the tires. To some this
  might seem like overkill but if you want the car to be reliable and
  safe and last a long time this is not so bad. The brakes do not become
  spongy from moisture. The water is a non-compressable liquid but it
  eats up the iron parts inside the system. Because the brakes are not
  used regularly and the brake fluid heated up to drive off accumulated
  moisture it is even more important to change the brake fluid often. If
  you pedal is spongy you have air in the system and it must be bled. If
  it keeps happening you will have to rebuild or replace the clutch
  master and slave cylinders.
  David Teitelbaum
  vin 10757
  .

  --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Tell you if you ask." <racuti1@...>
  wrote:
  >
  > I'm having a brain cramp and I don't have my shop manual with me and 
  > it's not in my owner's manual.
  > 



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