RE: [DML] Re: Delorean Owner
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RE: [DML] Re: Delorean Owner



Bill, I wasn't trying to name all the injected fuel systems ever made to
confuse the user more. Trying to stay on the subject of CIS German fuel
systems was or is what most everyone complains about on a DeLorean chart
group.
I have owned about 25 Corvettes and 2 with fuel injection but I didn't bring
it up because it doesn't pertain to what the subject is. 
Yes, Volvo shop can't do anything and most DeLorean shops can't either
unless you just want to buy a bunch of parts you don't need.
Rob, me and maybe 1 or 2 others can really diagnose the problems. I can send
some fuel system parts to loan and swap out with out having to buy. I just
sent a Lambda control box to a customer Thursday to try.
 
John Hervey

   

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Subject: [DML] Re: Delorean Owner

Corvette used a Rochester system, not Bosch. It also was an option, not
standard equipment. Last mechanical injected Corvette was 1965 (half a
century ago). I suspect mechanics able to work on fuelie Corvettes are even
rarer than mechanics who can work on K-Jet.

The fantasy that you can waltz into a Volvo dealership and have them fall
all over themselves to work on your DeLorean is beyond preposterous. Not
only is there no profit margin to speak of, but potential liability far
outweighs any benefit for them. That is why Matt was laughed out of every
dealership he tried. Volvo dealerships have their hands full already with
recently manufactured cars they already know and trust. There is no
incentive for them to accept a vintage Volvo, much less an ophaned marque
like ours.

Bottom line: unless you live within striking distance of a DMC franchise, or
Rob, you're pretty much doing it yourself. The online community can provide
information and encouragement, and of course parts can be delivered to your
front door, but chances are you or a friend of yours will be turning the
wrenches.

Bill Robertson
#5939


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "jtrealtywebspannet" <jtrealty@...> wrote:
>
> One option would be to try a Volvo dealer. The mechanics used to work on
Volvos that had K-Jet and some of the older techs will remember how and have
the tools. While it is true that at the time Deloreans had mechanical fuel
injection and most other cars did not, many imported cars did and so did
some Corvettes. Even Jetronics did not last all that much longer, eventually
morphing into Motronics which is a more electronically controlled engine
system. Your point is well taken, as technology is obsoleted it becomes
harder and harder to maintain and service it. That is true in all cases. How
many people are left in the world that can adjust the doors on a Delorean
and are experienced at it and can do it well?
> David Teitelbaum
> 




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