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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 596
Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2001 5:06 PM

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There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Memphis show...
From: "Dan" <Danrc30_at_dml_hotmail.com>

2. seat tracks
From: "Ryan Foster" <westiething_at_dml_hotmail.com>

3. Re: oil pressure guage
From: jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net

4. how hot is too hot?
From: Christian Williams <delorean_at_dml_framezero.com>

5. Vin 502 pictures, anyone???
From: "Michael" <michael_at_dml_babbtechnology.com>

6. Buying a DeLorean (eBay or otherwise).
From: DMCVegas_at_dml_lvcm.com

7. Coolant temp
From: "chris" <chris_at_dml_internets.freeserve.co.uk>

8. Re: Vin 502 pictures, anyone???
From: "Jack Singer" <jsinger_at_dml_i-c.net>

9. Re: how hot is too hot?
From: dherv10_at_dml_aol.com

10. RE: Memphis show...
From: "Marc A. Levy" <malevy_at_dml_paramanet.com>

11. Re: Coolant temp
From: dherv10_at_dml_aol.com

12. Re: oil pressure guage
From: dherv10_at_dml_aol.com

13. San Diego area - Delorean road trip to Julian
From: David Cox <DMCox_at_dml_delorean.com>

14. out the window?
From: David Cox <DMCox_at_dml_delorean.com>

15. Side View Mirror Question
From: Josh Haldeman <jhaldeman_at_dml_fisherdesign.com>

16. Re: how hot is too hot?
From: "Walter" <Whalt_at_dml_att.net>

17. Re: Nationality of DeLorean
From: "Kurt" <markurbec_at_dml_elroynet.com>

18. Power Antenna question
From: Delorean17_at_dml_aol.com

19. Re: Advice on tuning my engine
From: delorean502_at_dml_excite.com

20. Rev limit
From: "Lynn Metz" <metzlynn_at_dml_hotmail.com>

21. Re: Memphis show...
From: "Jeff" <Gr8old1_at_dml_aol.com>

22. Re: East Coast/Midwest DMC repair facilities
From: ajutte_at_dml_aol.com

23. Re: Fast corner and electrical died!
From: Mike Substelny <msubstel_at_dml_lorainccc.edu>

24. Re: East Coast/Midwest DMC repair facilities
From: Mike Substelny <msubstel_at_dml_lorainccc.edu>

25. Re: Coolant temp
From: "DMC Joe" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>





Message: 1
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 02:53:52 -0000
From: "Dan" <Danrc30_at_dml_hotmail.com>
Subject: Memphis show...

Well, I'm registered for the DeLorean show in Memphis! I'm glad I 
regitered now... they said they've been getting registrations like 
mad over there! I think it's gonna be sold out in a few days! I was 
gonna register this weekend, but I was extremely busy... glad I got 
it in today! See you all there next year!

---Dan




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Message: 2
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 03:04:21
From: "Ryan Foster" <westiething_at_dml_hotmail.com>
Subject: seat tracks

Hey list,
  I wrote about this problem a while ago. My passenger seat track doesn't 
grab in the "all the way back" position. It won't grab till about half way 
up. I took the seat out, put washers under each bolt stud. and reinstalled 
the seat. Still does the same thing.
What could it be? Any Ideas? It scares my passengers. Thanks a bunch!

                         Ryan- vin.#16301

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Message: 3
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 03:38:24 -0000
From: jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net
Subject: Re: oil pressure guage

I stand corrected! I moved poor Marty out west. If you need to contact 
him directly for the recalibrated oil pressure sender unit his REAL 
address is:
Wing Wirx Inc.
704 Valley Dr.
E. Alton, IL 62024
When I purchesed my sender the price was $35.00. Contact him for the 
latest pricing and availability if you are interested. Just for the 
record I am very pleased with the way my gauge operates now with his 
sender. It is very easy to install even if you are a mechanical 
novice!
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757   A SHAMELESS PLUG FOR A GOOD PRODUCT



> > This is the way the stock O.E.M. oil presure gauge seems to work.
> You 
> > can watch the oil pressure with a mechanical guage to verify the 
> > engine is O.K. If you want the oil gauge to be more responsive
> contact 
> > PNWDMC- Marty Maier. He is selling a sending unit that will make
> the 
> > gauge work like it should.
> > David Teitelbaum
> > vin 10757



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Message: 4
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 21:44:49 -0700 (PDT)
From: Christian Williams <delorean_at_dml_framezero.com>
Subject: how hot is too hot?

My DeLorean is my daily driver here in San Jose, California, and lately
it's been running a little hot. My car is garaged at night, and on the 20
minute trip to work (straight shot down the highway) I don't notice the
car getting hot. Then when I leave work, the sun is usually either down or
on its way down.

Over the last couple of days though, I've driven the car quite a bit in
the middle of the day. The air conditioning isn't working, so of course
I'm hot, but the car has been running hot as well. Usually, the temp gauge
sits somewhere between the 220 mark, and the tick mark below it (160). In
the sun though, the temperature goes just a little above 220, and today
got half way between 220 and the next higher tick (240).

I had the entire cooling system replaced by Don at DMC Garden Grove just a
few months ago, and I've installed DMC Joe's Overheat Protector and a
stainless steel header bottle. I feel like my car should be rock solid,
but i'm a little worried that she's running too hot. Does this sound a
little hot, or am I just blowing steam?

-Christian




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Message: 5
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 00:47:33 -0400
From: "Michael" <michael_at_dml_babbtechnology.com>
Subject: Vin 502 pictures, anyone???


Hey all,

I am working on a project (details soon . . hopefully), and am looking for
any pictures of VIN 502 or the legend engine itself (even the mockup engine
on the pedestal would work great).  If anyone has any pics they could send
me I would appreciate it. Please e-mail them or reply directly to me at
Michael(at)babbtechnology.com

Thanks in advance!

Michael C. Babb






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Message: 6
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 05:33:33 -0000
From: DMCVegas_at_dml_lvcm.com
Subject: Buying a DeLorean (eBay or otherwise).

I have seen some excellent deals for what appear to be good cars on 
eBay. And I've also seen clunkers for sale in AutoTrader and 
Hemmings. No matter where you look, you will always find good cars 
that go along with the bad ones. Wheater you bid in an online 
auction, see an advertisment in the paper, or you drive by a car for 
sale, remember this: There is not, never has been, nor will there 
ever be a substitute for examining a car in person. You can know 
everything there is to know about a DeLorean. But if you don't look 
at a specific car in person, what good does that knowlege do you? 
Without knowing what you're getting into, by way of inspecting a 
specific car, what you know about the marquee is useless.

I understand the point that was trying to be made originally: A good 
number of the cars sold on eBay come from people who are attempting 
to sell them quickly. And that the condition/personal intrest in the 
car is a big factor. I both understand and recognize that statement. 
I also agree to a certain degree with that statement as well. But, 
it's a two-way street. Most of the cars that are SOLD on eBay are 
usually of a nature that they require repairs of some sort. Now on 
the flip side, people don't really bid on cars on eBay that go over 
the price tag of $13K. This includes the quality ones as well. Other 
makes/models of vehicles do go for higher prices. So I think this 
rules out the "eBay is for beaters" rule.

"I got a good/bad car someplace" isn't that creative of a discussion. 
Plus it doesn't really help out someone who needs clarification in 
searching for a car. Relating a personal expierience helps, but 
education is the key. No matter where a person looks, they will find 
just as many ill cars as the will good running ones. The choice of 
cars is yours. But what you don't know can hurt you.

-Robert
vin 6585




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Message: 7
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 09:11:44 +0100
From: "chris" <chris_at_dml_internets.freeserve.co.uk>
Subject: Coolant temp

Hi all

What is the average tempature should the DMC run at? When driving my car say
5 miles the fans will come on a few times with the outside temp about
50-60deg .The fans appear to cut in at 180deg. Another thing i have noticed
is normally the fan kick in for a very short time but the next time they
kick in they go on for a while. Just wondered if this normal or my car is
running hot?. I have replaced at the cooling hoses and have a metal rad.

Thanks

Chris
vin 16327




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Message: 8
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 08:25:48 -0400
From: "Jack Singer" <jsinger_at_dml_i-c.net>
Subject: Re: Vin 502 pictures, anyone???

Michael,

I tried to send them but your email bounces back as a fatal error....

Jack
5823

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From: Michael <michael_at_dml_babbtechnology.com>
To: Dmcnews <dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2001 12:47 AM
Subject: [DML] Vin 502 pictures, anyone???


>
> Hey all,
>
> I am working on a project (details soon . . hopefully), and am looking for
> any pictures of VIN 502 or the legend engine itself (even the mockup
engine
> on the pedestal would work great).  If anyone has any pics they could send
> me I would appreciate it. Please e-mail them or reply directly to me at
> Michael(at)babbtechnology.com
>
> Thanks in advance!
>
> Michael C. Babb
>
>
>
>
>
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Message: 9
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 08:24:56 EDT
From: dherv10_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: how hot is too hot?


Christian, I sounds to hot. Make sure both fans are coming on and the blades 
are turning fast. You should should feel a substantial amout of air from 
behind each one. Sometimes the fans come on but the blades don't turn at full 
speed because the retainer clips have come off and the blades are turning 
slow. They striped out the placstic slot the pin thru the shaft fits in. Be 
sure if this is the case the pin thru the shaft is tight. I just heard from a 
person today that replaced the pin and used a smaller loose size. This pin 
has to be tight in the shaft and in the slot of the fan blade. If this turns 
out to be ok, then I would replace the otterstat. If still not good , then 
when was the last time the radiator was cleaned out and the thermostat was 
checked.
John Hervey
www.specialtauto.com

       



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Message: 10
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 08:40:52 -0400
From: "Marc A. Levy" <malevy_at_dml_paramanet.com>
Subject: RE: Memphis show...

"Register"?

Just to eliminate confusion, I assume you just booked your hotel.

Show registration does not begin until January 1, 2002

See http://www.deloreancarshow.com/registration.html

... Maybe this will save Ken a ton of e-mail :)


-----Original Message-----
From: Dan [mailto:Danrc30_at_dml_hotmail.com]
Sent: Monday, June 18, 2001 10:54 PM
To: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com
Subject: [DML] Memphis show...


Well, I'm registered for the DeLorean show in Memphis! I'm glad I 
regitered now... they said they've been getting registrations like 
mad over there! I think it's gonna be sold out in a few days! I was 
gonna register this weekend, but I was extremely busy... glad I got 
it in today! See you all there next year!

---Dan




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Message: 11
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 08:55:04 EDT
From: dherv10_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Coolant temp

Chris, The otterstat is supposed to turn the fans on at 207 degree f and turn 
off at 196 degree f. My car 11004 which has about 51,000 miles on it, turns 
on and off in the Dallas traffic in 90 degree weather just a tad above the 
1st mark which is about the same as yours 180 maybe.  What is off, the gauge 
or the otterstat. I'm going to buy a surface temp probe for my meter to 
measure the correct temp. I have also taken apart the otterstat, and it 
reminds me of an old Halloween clicker inside with a bimetal ring that pushes 
a small piece of plastic down to turn the switch on and off. I would try 
another otterstat and get an average between the two. More than likely it 
will turn the fans on at a different spot. Then you can see which one you 
like best. As far as the fans staying on longer after it gets hot, that my be 
normal. Most of the time it depends on the traffice/driving conditions. If 
I'm moving 30+ miles per hour my fans don't come on very much and it takes a 
minuet or two to cool down.  
John Hervey
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Message: 12
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 13:03:21 -0000
From: dherv10_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: oil pressure guage

Cameron, The oil pressure reading should only be at the top when cold 
or at a fast idle. If running the 20/40 or 20/50 you will get a 
higher reading with the 20/50 oil. I to have a oil pressure gauge 
that reads correct with the 20/50 oil I run. At an idle and the 
engine hot, it drops just below the 1/2 way mark. Then back up to 
just under 80 lb's when I get above idle.
John Hervey
http://www.specialtauto.com/


 --- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., "Cameron Putsch" <putsch.1_at_dml_o...> wrote:
> I was wondering why it seems that on all the Deloreans I am looking 
at the oil pressure guage is pegged at the top when running? Is this 
normal? Should something be fixed? Thanks, Casey at putsch.1_at_dml_o...
> 
> 
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]




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Message: 13
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 06:28:22 -0700 (PDT)
From: David Cox <DMCox_at_dml_delorean.com>
Subject: San Diego area - Delorean road trip to Julian

This is for anyone in or near San Diego, California who wishes to join us.  Last month we had a gathering just to meet local owners and managed to gather 9 cars and a great group of people.  It'd be nice to top that this month...

We are planning a trip to Julian this coming Saturday, June 23.  Please plan to arrive at the Trophy's in Mission Valley (163 _at_dml_ Friars Rd., in the Hazard Center) at 9:30 Saturday morning.  From there it is almost exactly 60 miles to Julian.  The route, after some unavoidable Interstate travel at the beginning, will take us through some beautiful scenery and should be a very enjoyable drive.  Once in Julian, we'll have some parking blocked off for us by Eric, a Delorean owner and also the owner of the Warm Hearth store there.  If you know Julian, you know that parking can be difficult at times, so this is a great bonus!  We are free to shop around in town and /or have lunch (lunch gets my vote!) Shortly before 2pm, we'll need to get back together and drive 3 miles further down the road to the Menghini Winery.  The Menghini's are excited about having us visit, and we'll be able to park in a large, grassy picnic area right behind their wine-tasting room.  That will be the end of !
any "organized" activities for the day.  There are many different routes available to get back to San Diego - if you'd like any suggestions, please contact me.

This information has already been sent to all of the local folks that I am aware of.  If you're close enough, we'd sure like to see you here.  If you need any additional information or encouragement, please contact me at dmcox "at" delorean.com (dmcox_at_dml_delorean.com)

Thanks,
Dave
vin 16367

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Message: 14
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 06:39:12 -0700 (PDT)
From: David Cox <DMCox_at_dml_delorean.com>
Subject: out the window?

-I think that most of us have heard about the aluminum bodies, the helicopter engines, the cocaine jokes, and "where's your flux capacitor?", but here's one that is new to me:  Every Friday night this summer, we've been going to a local cruise night.  We were parked, with our doors open, when a couple approached the car.  The woman ducked under the doors and peered up at them, then turned to her comapnion and said "I don't see them."  This got my interest, so I wandered over and started talking to them.  They wanted to know where the door handles were located.  According to him, in San Francisco at some time in the 80s, he'd had to park a Delorean, and couldn't figure out how to open the doors.  He said he'd eventually had to crawl out through a window.  I pointed out the size of the window opening.  He then thought maybe it was the rear window - it was, after all, a long time ago, so the details were a bit fuzzy...  He was a skinny guy, but not that skinny!

...then there was the woman who was telling someone as she walked away "They built these near where I grew up, in Utah..."  Anybody know if there was a quality control center in Utah? ;)

Dave
vin 16367

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Message: 15
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 10:06:25 -0700
From: Josh Haldeman <jhaldeman_at_dml_fisherdesign.com>
Subject: Side View Mirror Question

Hi List,
    I've got a question regarding the side view mirrors on our
cars...I've got an October 81 on which the passenger side view mirror
has come loose.  It's not the mirror itself, but the whole part that
swings in for side clearance.  I've pulled the little plate off that's
underneath the hinge point and I expected to find a nut or something I
could tighten down, but I didn't.  Any clue on how to perform this
operation?
    I'm getting mighty tired of the mirror swinging in on it's own at
highway speeds.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.
        Thanks,
        Josh
        VIN 5102
        VIN 15964



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Message: 16
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 10:44:45 -0400
From: "Walter" <Whalt_at_dml_att.net>
Subject: Re: how hot is too hot?

I think your hot running problem may be from the otterstat.  My original one
didn't turn the fans on until the temp gauge was around 220 +/- a needle
width.  The next time your car starts getting hot, see if the fans don't
come on until around the 220 mark.  If so, then replace the otterstat with a
cooler one.  Another symptom that makes me suspect your otterstat bad is the
fact that you are running without a/c.  When the a/c compressor is running,
then so do the radiator fans regardless of what the otterstat thinks.  Even
with my otterstat disconnected, the a/c runs the radiator fans enough to
keep the engine cooler than relying on the otterstat alone.  For a more
precise way to check your otterstat, put it in a pot of water on the stove
and hold it with the alligator clips from a continuity meter.  Then see what
temperature it switches at.

When buying a new otterstat, be sure that you get the right one.  There are
several versions of the otterstat that will fit, but each switches at a
different temperature.  If you replace it with another one that is also for
too high a temperature, then you won't get an improvement.  Just be careful
who you buy the new one from.

The next part I would suspect is the thermostat.  You can take it out, drop
it in a pot of water and heat it up to see at what temperature it opens.  It
may not be opening completely or not soon enough.

A less likely cause could be a loose fan belt, but you would probably hear
that squeaking if it were.

Walt    Tampa, FL





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Message: 17
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 10:45:08 -0500
From: "Kurt" <markurbec_at_dml_elroynet.com>
Subject: Re: Nationality of DeLorean

Just because the factory was in Northern Ireland and the British government
(bastards) helped finance the company, doesn't mean the car is British. He
only chose Northern Ireland because he could get more financing. If the car
was built in the US, I don't think it would have been even slightly
different.
Kurt
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To: <dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2001 9:16 AM
Subject: Re: [DML] Nationality of DeLorean


> I would consider the car's true nationality to be British since Northern
> Ireland is part of Great Britain and because the British government helped
> finance the project.  DeLorean was born in Detroit and is not French.
Hillel
> Levin points out in his book that DeLorean is actually an eastern European
> name.
>
> Brian
> VIN 1597
>
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Message: 18
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 11:44:53 EDT
From: Delorean17_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Power Antenna question

Hello,
    when I turn on the radio my antenna is not coming up.  The relay located 
behind the drivers side seat is throwing when I turn the radio on so that is 
ok. The contacts look nice and clean.  I checked the wires running all the 
way back and they are fine.  what could be the problem?  The fuses are good.  
 Is there anyway I can "jump" 12v to the antenna motor just to see if it 
works?  any info would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
David



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Message: 19
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 16:11:42 -0000
From: delorean502_at_dml_excite.com
Subject: Re: Advice on tuning my engine

I thought the O2 sensor was before the cat on a delorean

 
> This COULD be: removal of the cat makes the gasses flow more freely
> and perhaps a little faster, so the Lambda sensor gets a smaller
> dosage
> to measure (I guess)... The cat restricts gas flow in one specific 
> location, just the location the O2 sensor is placed at (another 
> guess)...





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Message: 20
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 09:20:48 -0700
From: "Lynn Metz" <metzlynn_at_dml_hotmail.com>
Subject: Rev limit

What is the rev limit on the PRV?? I have owned several V-8 cars and the 
tachometer on each has indicated that 4500-5000 rpms is yellow and that 5000 
and up is red.  The DMC tach shows the red line much higher.  I usually 
shift (5 speed)at no more than 4000-4500 rpms.  However, the cars doesn't 
seem to really get its power going until about 3500 rpms.  I do not want to 
damage my engine at all, but I would like to know how far I can safely go 
before shifting.  Any help??? Thanks
Brian 16584
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Message: 21
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 16:54:50 -0000
From: "Jeff" <Gr8old1_at_dml_aol.com>
Subject: Re: Memphis show...


Moderator note: check the web site: http://www.deloreancarshow.com 
for all the info. 



I have reserved a room for the show. Was there anything else i need 
to register for? Don't have a Delorean now, but things are starting 
to come together for me to buy one. Should there be anything else i 
need to do??  I can't believe my first real vacation is going to be 
at Graceland of all places! No offense, but I am NOT an Elvis fan. 
What other items do i need to be aware of so i don't get left out of 
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Message: 22
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 14:26:44 EDT
From: ajutte_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: East Coast/Midwest DMC repair facilities

Thanks for the email.  I knew that there was a firm on Long Island but did not
know the name.  Expect to use them this summer.  Happy motoring.


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Message: 23
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 14:31:21 -0400
From: Mike Substelny <msubstel_at_dml_lorainccc.edu>
Subject: Re: Fast corner and electrical died!

Doug Hornsby wrote:

> I came around the corner pretty fast at the end of the
> street (streets are clear) and next thing I know, the
> engine's dead and the lights are dim.  Looks like a
> battery disconnected, but no, I have some power, just
> hardly enough to raise or lower the window.

My guess is you have two problems.  First, your gas tank was low enough that
taking a corner at six gees sloshed the fuel away from the inlet baffle in
your tank.  This will stall a DeLorean engine very quickly.

Unless you were *very* low on fuel, most likely your baffle is floating loose
in the tank.  You can survive like this for years, just make sure your tank
is full before you take fast corners.

>  The engine will not turn over either.  So I coasted into
> the driveway.  Oil light turned on too.

This is usually a symptom of something else.  Your battery may have been low
(not ususual in a DeLorean with Ducey alternator at night).  Your starter
solenoid may be getting old.

The electrical diagnosis depends on your VIN, and which updates have been
done.  Can you give us that info?

- Mike Substelny
VIN 01280, 8 amazing years




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Message: 24
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 14:38:47 -0400
From: Mike Substelny <msubstel_at_dml_lorainccc.edu>
Subject: Re: East Coast/Midwest DMC repair facilities

ajutte_at_dml_aol.com wrote:

> Looking for reputable, knowledgable repair facility in either the Midwest or
> East Coast.  (Michigan or New York)

Michigan or New York?  Which side of Lake Erie are you on?

If you are on the west or south side of the lake, I recommend Dave Baurle in
Central Ohio  (740) 595-3348.

If you are on the East side of the lake, contact Rob Grady in West Sayville New
York  (516) 589-6224.

- Mike Substelny




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Message: 25
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 13:52:52 -0400
From: "DMC Joe" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>
Subject: Re: Coolant temp

Chris,

"What is the average temperature should the DMC run at?" 

The normal operating temperature is between 196 F and 207 F.  

"When driving my car say 5 miles the fans will come on a few times with the outside temp about 50-60deg ."

While driving the car at highway speeds there is usually sufficient air flow through the radiator to allow proper cooling without the cooling fans. Once the fans turn on they should run continually (2-3 min) until the coolant  temperature falls to 196 F.

I would suggest that you replace your cooling fan circuit breaker with the 40 amp upgrade. You might also consider installing the Engine Overheat Protector to eliminate overheating due to air bubbles in the coolant lines. For additional information on overheating check out http://www.geocities.com/dmcjoe/overheat.html
 
DMC Joe
www.dmc.tv 

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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: chris 
  To: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2001 4:11 AM
  Subject: [DML] Coolant temp


  Hi all

  What is the average tempature should the DMC run at? When driving my car say
  5 miles the fans will come on a few times with the outside temp about
  50-60deg .The fans appear to cut in at 180deg. Another thing i have noticed
  is normally the fan kick in for a very short time but the next time they
  kick in they go on for a while. Just wondered if this normal or my car is
  running hot?. I have replaced at the cooling hoses and have a metal rad.

  Thanks

  Chris
  vin 16327






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