[DML] Re: overnight running in garage
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[DML] Re: overnight running in garage

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--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "stephenucedu" <steve10000@...> wrote:
> Group,
> Alright, I did something really odd last night. I have one of 
those "near perfect" Deloreans, 
> well maintained through the years, always kept inside, never once 
have I had any trouble 
> with it, 34K miles. I have made a habit of driving it to work at 
least once a week, and if its 
> bad weather/really cold, I run it in the garage for about 20 min 
once a week. Oi (synthetic) 
> was changed about 2,000 miles ago. Anyway....
> Last night I decided to start it and let it run for 20 min. I 
opened the garage door, started 
> it, went inside, and I fell asleep! The next morning my wife 
said "Did you mean to run the 
> car all night?". Well, I went out and found that the garage was 
very hot, and I turned off 
> the car. Temp was normal, and there were no leaks of any sort. 
After a 3 hour cool down, I 
> checked the fluids, and the oil and coolant was full. I added some 
gas (it was very close to 
> empty), and it started right up, idle was normal and I took a test 
drive. Since I worried 
> about the plugs being fouled from a 14 hour idle, I ran it pretty 
hard at 3500-5000 rpm 
> for about 30 min on the highway. Not one problem with acceleration 
or performance, 
> cooling fans or AC. It started when hot or cold. 
> So, the car seems to be fine. My question relates to what I should 
do now, if anything. I 
> feel so stupid having done this.
> steve
> vin #005983
> Baltimore, MD


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