[DMCForum] Re: New owner seeking parts & advice
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[DMCForum] Re: New owner seeking parts & advice

I noticed your front dome light was glued.  Your rear light
functions properly - just flip the lens back and forth.  It's easy
to pop out the lights though... just take a flat screwdriver.

--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "ryanpwright" <yahoo1@xxxx> wrote:
> Hello folks,
> My DeLorean is back home! '81 #5447. Made the 15+ hour drive from
> Sacramento with no problems. Well, except for the existing
> which I now need to fix. If anyone can give me advice on one or
> of these issues, I would greatly appreciate it. On some of these
> already found a lot of articles and am pouring through them, but
> additional advice or links to articles would be greatly
> 1. The "fan fail" light comes on when the temp approaches 220. Car
> hasn't gone above 220 yet even when sitting in McDonalds drive
> for 15 minutes but I still want to fix this right away.
> 2. The A/C doesn't blow cold air. I think the compressor is coming
> - not 100% positive. The air does begin blowing pretty good once I
> flip it to max, it's just not cold. May just need a recharge. Any
> advice in troubleshooting this would be great. At the least I'd
> to make sure everything is working well, so when I take it in for a
> recharge they can check for leaks & charge it and I can be on my
> I certainly don't want Joe's Random Garage running troubleshooting
> this car.
> 3. No heater. Doesn't work at all. Somewhat lower priority right
> 4. I've got the "clutch fluid leaking under the carpet on the
> side" problem. Previous owner did say he had to top it off every
> months so I think it's a minor leak. I remember reading an article
> about this and will have to go dig it up. Any advice? Also advice
> getting the carpet up without harming it (does it just pull up?)
> be great.
> 5. The car has a hot start problem of some sort. It seems very
> if I work the gas pedal a bit I can get her going. Sometimes I
have to
> hold the gas all the way in. I've always been able to get it
> with a few tries, but it's annoying and embarassing. When she does
> start, the engine sometimes takes a bit to really get going. I
> know how to explain it other than it seems like the RPMs are
> abnormally low, and it shakes the whole car. Old cars used to do
> something similar to this after you turned them off (they didn't
> to shut down all the way). So it's like that, only it happens right
> when I start it if the engine is hot. When cold she fires right up
> without a problem.
> 6. There's a fuel problem. When the tank gets below ~1/2 and I
make a
> right turn, she loses power instantly. The effect is similar to
> someone first learns to drive a clutch and lets it out with low
> The engine doesn't die but it pulls hard, then releases, then pulls
> hard, then releases. Only happens for a second then once I get
> straightened out things are fine. If I take the turn very, very
> slowly, it won't do it. If the tank is above 1/2 it never does it.
> Now for the minor stuff:
> 7. The two plungers that detect if the driver's door is closed are
> missing. Where can I buy replacements?
> 8. The front struts that lift the hood are shot. Where can I buy
> replacements?
> 9. The rear struts that lift the louvers are missing. Where can I
> replacements?
> 10. The interior light doesn't work. For that matter, how do I
turn it
> on? Maybe it does work and I just don't know it. Or maybe it just
> needs a new bulb.
> 11. Headliner is sagging in the center & rear. Previous owner
> left & right sides and they look great.
> 12. Power antenna is broken.
> 13. Mode switch is leaking. I am rebuilding it now from an article
> found.
> THANK YOU for any advice you can give me on one or more of these
> -Ryan

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