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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 1428
Date: Thursday, March 20, 2003 10:07 AM

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There are 3 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Re: Re: Fuel Octane
From: "B Benson" <delornut_at_dml_peoplepc.com>

2. Re: Coolant air bleed kit?
From: MPolzin_at_dml_sen.com

3. fan over-ride switch
From: "Marvin" <marv_at_dml_printeddrinkware.com>





Message: 1
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 08:55:02 -0800
From: "B Benson" <delornut_at_dml_peoplepc.com>
Subject: Re: Re: Fuel Octane

I agree that 89 isn't what would be considered high octane. I can't see any
problem using that in a combustion chamber designed for "regular" fuel. I'm
a bit curious though why you're running the spark retarded 3 degrees. The
DeLorean spec calls for 13 degrees advanced and 10 is 3 degrees closer to
top dead center. With 89 octane fuel and your hotter ignition system why not try
advancing to 15 degrees and see if you notice any pinging. If not, you'll
see a bit less fuel consumption and maybe a bit more power. As seasonal temps go up you may begin to experiance some pre-detonation though so it's a "play it by ear" thing.

Bruce Benson
vin 6870


> Am shooting 40,000 volts across a .038 plug gap. Trust me, have
> complete combustion. Will post pic of plug if you need proof.
>
> 89 is not "high" octane. IMHO compensates for all the mixing and
> tinkering gas companies do with formulation from time to time, season
> to season ("clean burning fuel").
>
> BTW: fire about 10 degrees BTC.
>
> Bill Robertson
> #5939





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Message: 2
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 08:49:05 -0600
From: MPolzin_at_dml_sen.com
Subject: Re: Coolant air bleed kit?

Andy,
I entirely agree, it is the same reason I just purchased mine. I am in the
process of doing a complete engine overhaul. The whole engine is getting
torn down, all gaskets, O-rings, etc. are being replaced as well as the
water pump, air pivot switch, bearings, etc to make sure the engine is
completely tight. The air bleeder kit will help be completely bleed the
system once it is all back together.

If you are buying it because you are accumulating air in your system on a
consistent basis, then that indicates a bigger problem that should probably
be addressed at some point.

Mike Polzin

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Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2003 7:02 AM
Subject: Re: [DML] Coolant air bleed kit?


> While David is correct, the air bleed kit is mostly helpful when doing
> coolant flushes or when replacing other parts of the cooling system.  This
is
> the reason that I would get (and have) one. Use it once for a waterpump
> replacement and it is worth its weight in gold.
>
> Andy
>
> Soma576_at_dml_aol.com
> 1982 DeLorean DMC-12 VIN#11596
> Fargo, ND 58102
>
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Message: 3
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 10:11:08 -0500
From: "Marvin" <marv_at_dml_printeddrinkware.com>
Subject: fan over-ride switch

On my last DeLorean, years ago I installed an over-ride switch to manually turn on the fans if needed. I cannot locate any paperwork or diagram how I connected what to where. I recall that the wires were only in the cockpit area, non of them going directly to the fans themselves.
Can anyone assist? Send me a sketch?

Took the car out of storage and drove it yesterday for the first time this year. Started on the 1st turn. When they are fixed correctly, what a great feeling!!! Temp gauge stayed between the lines and the air works! 

Marv
# 17707
marv_at_dml_printeddrinkware.com


 



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