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



What should you do now? Thank your lucky stars that 
 
a) you have a great car
b) nothing bad happened to the car ,and 
c) if your garage is attached to your house you didn't asphixiate everyone!
 
Joe Kuchan



To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx: steve10000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 03:42:49 +0000Subject: [DML] overnight running in garage




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.stevevin #005983Baltimore, MD 




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