Re: [DML] Re: How long have you been stuck in a traffic jam?
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Re: [DML] Re: How long have you been stuck in a traffic jam?

David's right, as usual.  It's only a question of maintenance.  I've sat in traffic for hours at a time before, in 100 degree heat with the A/C on.  No problems at all.  However, I've replaced everything on David's list and more.  Two more important items are the battery and alternator.
If everything is up to snuff, you will be fine.  Even in the desert, your fans should *not* run all the time --unless maybe your A/C is on at idle and the outdoor temp is high enough that it won't cycle.  If you don't have the A/C on, the fans should cycle and rest as per normal function.  Running them all the time will do more bad than good, unless you have another problem to deal with in the system.
Generally, I try to avoid traffic more for the sake of my left leg.
Jake Kamphoefner
1063 in STL

----- Original Message ----
From: David Teitelbaum <jtrealty@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Friday, April 11, 2008 12:44:16 PM
Subject: [DML] Re: How long have you been stuck in a traffic jam?

I would worry too if the following items have not been changed and are
still origional:
Water pump
Header bottle
ALL of the hoses and seals
Fan Fail Relay
Cooling fan circuit breaker

The cooling system IMHO is one of the weakest links on a Delorean. To
make it as reliable as possible you MUST maintain it. The next weakest
link is the electrical system and you need that to run the fans!!!!!
Especially if you get stuck in traffic and are not moving.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@yahoogroups .com, "John" <jdm5@...> wrote:
> My biggest fear when traveling is getting suck in a traffic jam and the 
> vehicle overheating. How possible is this if the fans are working 
> properly and the coolant is fresh, but it may be over an hour in 
> crawling traffic? Will the constantly running fans do any electrical 
> overload damage? Would lifting the rear window louver improve air flow?
> john

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