[DML] Re: Back on the road (maybe) after 6 or 7 years!
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[DML] Re: Back on the road (maybe) after 6 or 7 years!

Replace ALL fluids and filters. Wipe out the fuel tank and inspect 
the internal parts. Replace any deteriorated or missing parts. If 
the tires are over 7 years old replace them. Replace the wiper 
blades. Replace the trailing arm bolts. If the recalls were not done 
then do them. Remove the locking module and the fan fail relay. 
There is a metal washer inside the brake level indicator with a 
small hole that sits in the bottom of the red housing. Keeps it from 
reacting too quickly. Replace the battery. Plan on a tune-up and a 
Master Water Pump Kit replacing EVERY hose and seal, belts, idler 
bearings, probably the radiator, and the header bottle. If you have 
hot-start problems the accumulator is dead and will have to be 
replaced. You are just getting started!
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "delorean_pilot" <fred50fred@...> 
> Hello all!
> Well, thanks to John at S/A my D is getting its brakes fixed and 
> oil. Apparently a rear brake hose became clogged and the two front 
> calipers were stuck. A set of old used calipers I had appear to be 
> working and were swapped on. A used ebay master cylinder 
> isn't needed even though the one on the car was gunked up it seems 
> be holding its seals. Is there supposed to be a strainer under the 
> housing that holds the fluid level sender float? If so, I lost 
mine in 
> the trash! I get it back Monday. They are going to wirebrush off 
> treat some surface rust on the front frame near the steering rack. 
> Doesn't look serious. (I wish.)
> Battery still good, it starts and idles pretty well and gets off 
> its own power after a 3 minute warm up. A bit anemic before then. 
> drove it one block using the handbrake to stop. Oh, it's an 
> gray interior '82 with 25k original. I'm the 2nd owner and bought 
> from a guy in St. Louis in 1984 with 18k miles. Speedometer still 
> working after all these years!
> What should I worry about?
> Fred Lockett

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