[DML] DeLorean Service
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[DML] DeLorean Service

A comment regarding shops, other than the DeLorean vendors, working  
on our cars...

Everyone seems to focus on the mechanics of the DeLorean.  The real  
issue is the human factor.  When I first purchased my DeLorean in  
1990 I was having one heck of a time getting it to pass IL  
emissions.  I had taken the car to several shops including Volvo  
trying to get it to pass emissions without success.  In some cases  
the shop would have the car for weeks at a time trying to "play" with  
it to make it pass.  In many cases, I was quoted from $1000 on up.   
One shop told me that I needed to replace the engine and they would  
be willing to do the replacement for $5,000.  Finally, I met a local,  
DeLorean trained mechanic, that worked on DeLoreans from his home,  
named Dave Donaldson.  One hour of labor later and I received a call  
that he had corrected the problem, taken the car to the emissions  
station for me, and had the pass sticker.  The car ran great for the  
first time in my ownership almost eight months after purchasing it.

Was every mechanic I talked with prior to the last incompetent?   
Absolutely not, but they had a mindset that did not allow them to see  
past the fact they were working on a DeLorean.  As we all know, shop  
owners are in business to make money.  This doesn't allow a mechanic  
the time to research a car like the DeLorean and perform the repairs  
without charging for that extra time.

I learned a great deal about the car from Dave and, when time allows,  
tackle most projects on my own.  Like it or not, our cars have unique  
quarks about them.  Having prior knowledge and experience with the  
DeLorean or any car will make the repairs happen faster which  
translates into less dollars.

With all the vendors we have to support a small number of cars it  
only makes sense to get a referral for a shop that has DeLorean  
experience and use them.

Bryan Pearce
Pearce Design Components

On Apr 12, 2008, at 6:47 PM, DMCVIN6683 wrote:

> The Delorean is really just a Stainless Steel skinned car with a
> Volvo engine.

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