RE: [DML] Re: DeLorean reliability
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RE: [DML] Re: DeLorean reliability



Ron & Dave,

 

Although I should mention that failure of the pipe is relatively rare rub
marks from this hot air stove pipe are very common and I recommend that any
owner would be wise to insulate the coolant pipe in this area with a piece
of 1 ¼ ? rubber hose. Just slit the side of a 2? long piece and either bond
or zip tie it to the pipe.

 

Rob Grady,

 

P, J, Grady Inc.

 

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Sent: Monday, July 14, 2008 3:29 PM
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Subject: [DML] Re: DeLorean reliability

 

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"David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@..-.> wrote:
IMHO reliablitity is DIRECTLY related to the amount of preventive
maintainence performed. If you just drive the car till it stops and
then repair only what's broken that is not the definition of "Well
Maintained".

David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

While I agree with you in principal, sometimes reality has something 
else in store for you.

Before we left Gettysburg a car in our group sprung a leak... not an 
old hose, or old rad, or worn out waterpump... things preventive 
maintainence would have caught. This leak sprung in the aluminum water 
pipe by the the water bottle.... a hole was rubbed in it by the heat 
riser pipe! Rob Grady was kind enough to help us find this very 
unusual leak... Rob said he has only seen this a few times. So, 
everybody add this to your list of things to just look at and check 
because "normal" maintainence my not have you checking on something 
like this.

We also replaced an alternator that was only 1 year old. It was 
replaced last year before the Houston show just because it was starting 
to show signs of weakness. Who would have ever guessed the new one 
would fail within a year.

Anyway... just pointing out that sometimes even well maintained cars 
come up with some unexpected "off the radar" failures.

Ron
DeLorean Midstate Club
"...still no dues and going strong"

 


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