[DML] Re: New member introduction... and fuel tank query
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[DML] Re: New member introduction... and fuel tank query



The rod you are referring to is a metal grounding rod. With fresh fuel it should not rust. Once it sits and the fuel gets old all kinds of bad things happen. You need to remove all of the parts, clean everything up, and replace anything that is damaged. Figure on also rebuilding the brake and clutch systems, replacing the battery and the tires and all of the struts. You should be calling your favorite vender and making up a list. If you are not confident of your skills you need to find someone who can do the work or teach you how to do it.
David Teitelbaum

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, JP Hindin <jplist2008@...> wrote:
>
> 
> Good morning all;
> 
> My name is JP and I am, as of Friday, a first-time DeLorean owner. I have
> purchsed chassis #4157, with (if you trust the odometer) 6043 miles on the
> clock. I am the fourth owner, the previous owner was my wife's grandfather
> who purchased the vehicle in the early 90s. The car has spent this period
> mostly in storage, with sporadic trips out of a nice garage. I spoke to a
> mechanic who went through the entire fuel system last year so I know
> someone has worked on it recently, however I'm not entirely confident of
> their skillset, and naturally I wanted to be certain it was all in tip-top
> shape myself.
> 
> Saturday morning - I removed the tyre, pulled the MDF cover (which is
> missing all its bolts), and discovered a complete bodge-job. The wiring to
> the pump has been very badly repaired (the +12v had literally three pieces
> of wire spliced in). Upon removing the pump I found the rubber seal it
> lives inside is torn, although not too badly. And the tank is full of, no
> surprises, gunk.
> 
> After draining the tank I've discovered that something in there is
> -rusting-, which is where all this crap is coming from. I've removed the
> sender, of which the tip is a little rusty, but inside the tank,
> apparently under the smaller hose next to the fuel inlet hose, there is
> some kind of metal rod that reaches into the back of the tank. I -think-
> this smaller hose goes to the vapor canister, but I cannot work out what
> this metal rod belongs to. The break-out pictures on DeLorean.com's part
> store don't show it, nor does my 'DMC-12 theory manual' (or whatever you
> call the book that tells you how it operates).
> 
> Can someone explain to me what this thing is and how to remove it, and
> what to replace it with? Obviously it's only going to continue filling the
> tank with garbage until I get it spruced up.
> 
> Thank you very much to all;
> 
>  - JP
> Hampton, Iowa
>




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