[DML] Re: lower evap casing
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[DML] Re: lower evap casing

The only question I would ask is how much do you drive the car.  As a 
daily driver, the A/C seems to be a problem.  My understanding is all 
the dirt and gunk gets in there from where the windshield meets the 
front hood.  If the car is kept in the garage and used only 
occasionally, then it might not have A/C issues.  But if a daily 
driver or subjected to the elements, it's a constant battle.  I will 
say I could be wrong, just my experience and observations talking 
with other owners.  I'm glad it's worked for you.

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Chris Hawes <christopherhawes@...> 
> What are you talking about, tuxr!  Ed, It IS possible to have 
EXCELLENT long term aircon in a DeLorean.  I overhauled my airon not 
long after buying my car 6 years ago and it is still going strong!  
To remove the evaporator assembly you will need to remove the glove 
box lid, glove box, centre console, and move the assembly that holds 
the stereo and central airvents slightly out of the way.  You then 
need to take the spare tire out and remove the access panel and 
disconnet four pipes two are for the heater matrix and the two larger 
ones are for the evaporator core.  Once you then disconnect these the 
whole evaporator assembly can be removed.  It sits in the drainer 
plug socket so you need to lift it around 1/2 inch before pulling the 
assembly towards you.  The assembly itself is easy to dismantle as 
there are just screws around the perimeter holding it together.  I 
araldited (not adhesive, hard and lasts forever) a soft material to 
the flaps as the factory foam was crumbling
>  away.  This I did for two reasons.  One, you have a better seal 
for when the flaps are open/shut and secondly you get a nicely quiet 
refined thump as they change position opposed to the metal against 
plastic sound that you could possibly hear without.  Once you open 
the assembly you can then determine the condition of your evaporator 
and of course clean out the dust, leaves and other things that have 
accumulated in there over the last 25 years.  Refitting is the 
reversal of the above!  Change the dryer while you are at it too (the 
thermos flask object next to the front passenger side wheel).  If the 
system is already gassed then this should be depressurised safely 
first.  You may also need some black mastic to re-insulate the 
evaporator pipes.  You will also need some pretty big spanners too..  
32mm is the largest.
>   Hope this helps.
>   Chris
> tuxr <tuxdarby@...> wrote:
>           Hate to tell you this, but you will never ever never fix 
> problem. It's one of those Delorean things, if your car gets it, 
> you're stuck with it, forever. You can replace every component 
> involved, twice, it will come back, it's supernatural. Others may 
> dispute this, but after you try a variety of good suggestions, 
> back in 6 months and give the results. I've had two Deloreans, and 
> there's one thing that holds me back from getting another is that I 
> live in Florida and can't deal with the A/C issues. Actually who am 
> kidding . . . I'll end up with another and just sweat, small price 
> pay I guess.
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Ed & Roxie Cohen" <rdcejc@> wrote:
> >
> > Can anyone give me the procedure for removing the lower 
> casing.
> > I am getting water inside the car and have cleaned out the drain 
> > several times. I think there is gunk inside that is clogging the 
> tube and
> > want to clean it out.
> > 
> > Thanks
> > 
> > ED 6944
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> >
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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