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



Hey Mark, you may be right. I let the car idle for awhile tonight
after reading your message. The fan fail light comes on when the fans
come on and goes off when they go off. So maybe I'm OK.

One thing I noticed was that the temp does sit at 220 and doesn't
really going down much when idling for awhile - after the fans have
cycled a few times, bringing the temperature down each time, it
eventually (after 10 minutes or so) hits 220 with the fans running and
doesn't go down. Is this an indication of air in the system? It didn't
go above 220, but it did sit there for several minutes before I gave
up and turned it off.

Thank you for the info!

-Ryan

--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, DMCVIN6683 <dmcvin6683@xxxx> wrote:
> Do your cooling fans turn on when the fan fail light come on and then
> do the fans turn off when the fan fail light goes off, if this happens
> you might have one of www.specialtauto.com fan fail fix.... see the web
> link i sent
> http://www.specialtauto.com/delorean-parts/modifications.html
>
> Mark V
>
>
>
> On Sunday, May 2, 2004, at 12:18  PM, ryanpwright 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 problems,
> > which I now need to fix. If anyone can give me advice on one or more
> > of these issues, I would greatly appreciate it. On some of these I've
> > already found a lot of articles and am pouring through them, but
> > additional advice or links to articles would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> > 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 through
> > 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 on
> > - 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 like
> > 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 way.
> > I certainly don't want Joe's Random Garage running troubleshooting on
> > this car.
> >
> > 3. No heater. Doesn't work at all. Somewhat lower priority right now.
> >
> > 4. I've got the "clutch fluid leaking under the carpet on the driver's
> > side" problem. Previous owner did say he had to top it off every few
> > 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 on
> > getting the carpet up without harming it (does it just pull up?) would
> > be great.
> >
> > 5. The car has a hot start problem of some sort. It seems very minor;
> > 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 started
> > 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 don't
> > 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 want
> > 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 when
> > someone first learns to drive a clutch and lets it out with low RPMs.
> > 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 buy
> > 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 replaced
> > 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 I
> > found.
> >
> > THANK YOU for any advice you can give me on one or more of these
> > issues!
> >
> > -Ryan
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Yahoo! Groups Links
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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