[DML] Re: Fluids changes
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[DML] Re: Fluids changes

Everything that David Teitelbaum said. Any mechanic should be able 
to knock something like this out in no time. And so should you.

With a Brake Bleeder Kit (you can easily build one, or buy one off 
John Hervey), you could easily flush you entire brake system in 
about an hour or less, with no mess nor spillage anywhere. The most 
time you'll spend will be jacking up the car, and removing one wheel 
at a time to do this. It's a one-man operation that is beyond 
simple. Plus when you use a brake bleeder kit yourself, you will 
have a great piece of mind in knowing that not only is the correct 
fluid installed, but it doesn't require you to even touch the brake 
pedal, so 1. You know no damage will occur to the pistons inside the 
Master Cylinder, and 2. You won't get any air bubbles caught in the 
lines. Plus it automaticly topps-off the reservoir.

Clutch fluid is a tad more difficult, 'cause you're probably gonna 
need to raise the rear of the car up (driving onto ramps is the 
easiest). But with a pressurized bleeder in place, it would only be 
a few seconds of work once you're up there. Not a big deal at all. 
If you can change a tire, I feel confident you could do this no 
problem. So you should know that your mechanic definetely should be 
able to handle this.

If you do it yourself, great (I'm a fan of DIY because it ensures 
things get done right the first time), if your mechanic does it, 
that's perfectly fine too. Just make sure that he/she follows the 
instructions properly. But one thing I would reccomend would be for 
you to ask the mechanic if you could watch them work on your car if 
you've got the time. It's a great way to make yourself more familiar 
with the car, and more confident about what goes on with how it 
works, and what it all looks like.

vin 6585 "X"

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@...> 
> Should have at least 6 pints, 4 for the brakes and 2 for the 
> Should leave you some left over to keep around to "top off" if you
> need any for anyy of your other cars. Should be Castrol GTLMA DOT 
> For the cooling system you need 2 gallons of a nationally branded
> permanant type ethylene-glycol based anti-freeze. Try to get the 
> stuff. I like Prestone but it doesn't have to be that brand. You 
> have to add 2 gallons of water to it so it is a 50/50 mix. Pressure
> test the cap and the system to 15 psi and bleed all of the air out 
> the bleeder nipple on the water pump and the radiator at the small
> hose on the top left side. Any good shop should be capable of doing
> this kind of job. It is not too complicated or different from most
> other cars.
> David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "gremishe" <gremishevsky@> wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> > I need to change my brake, clutch and coolant fluids. I never 
> > this myself and I know I won't be able to handle it.
> > 
> > I been taking my car to PJ Grady, but I leave in Chalfont PA and 
> > at least 5 hours drive each way (Last time it took me 7 hours to 
> > back home). I don't really want to drive that far just to change 
> > fluids. 
> > 
> > I do prefer that someone knowledgeable perform the job. If 
someone is 
> > close by and willing to do this for me(I'll pay for the time), 
> > let me know. The only other choice for me is to take it to the 
> > mechanic.
> > 
> > I do have a good mechanic who works on my other cars, but he 
> > worked on Delorean.
> > Should a good mechanic be able to change brake, clutch and 
coolant on 
> > a Delorean?
> > Are the procedures the same as for any other car or is there 
> > specific that he may need to know? 
> > 
> > Also, how many bottles of brake and clutch fluid do I need?
> > 
> > Thank you,
> > Gleb
> > 3406
> >

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