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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 2245
Date: Friday, September 24, 2004 5:09 AM

There are 3 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Re: emptying fuel tank
From: Martin Gutkowski <>

2. Re: A new set of keys
From: kevin creason <>

3. Re: emptying fuel tank
From: "David Teitelbaum" <>

Message: 1
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2004 00:02:27 +0100
From: Martin Gutkowski <>
Subject: Re: emptying fuel tank

Hi Westley

The easiest way is to remove the fuel feed to the back of the metering 
head, put the hose into a jerry can and jump the fuel pump at the RPM 
relay. I can talk you through this over the phone, it's quite easy


westleymills2003 wrote:

>hi whats the best way to goe about emptying my fuel tank as im puting 
>the car up for the winter,also i thought id clean the tank while i 
>was at it as its probably never been done.   many thanks in advance 


Message: 2
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2004 16:07:21 -0700 (PDT)
From: kevin creason <>
Subject: Re: A new set of keys

> Okay, so now I've got my key code -- you're telling
> me that any locksmith anywhere can make me a new
> DeLorean key with nothing more than that number and
> the right blank?

Yup! If (s)he's any good and has the right code
books/software. If you can't find one, let me know. I
will order blanks soon... hold me to it, Stephen.

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Message: 3
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2004 23:23:16 -0000
From: "David Teitelbaum" <>
Subject: Re: emptying fuel tank

The "best" or safest way is to open the tank where the fuel pump is
and use a fluid extractor such as you can find at Griot's Garage or
Eastwood. I recomend doing this on every car once a year especially if
you are going to store the car. This way you can remove ALL the fuel,
remove any dirt, debris, water that you find and you can examine this
very important hidden area of the car. IMHO most of the fuel system
problems that occur on a Delorean BEGIN in the fuel tank. The first
time you do this it may be expensive, you might have to replace some
of these parts but once you have done it you will get by with just
removing the fuel and wiping out the tank. The bonus is that in the
Spring when you are ready to take the car out you will have FRESH fuel
in it, not old, dead, stabilized fuel. If you find that there is a lot
of dirt in the tank you should consider replacing the filter as that
junk is in there too. Do not skimp on the condition of the hoses and
boots, if they are deteriorated they MUST be replaced. You are only
going to have problems if you do not replace any questionable parts in
this area. The problems will range from fuel smells to expensive
replacement of fuel system parts. Work safely, do this outdoors with
plenty of ventilation, observe static electric precautions, use
approved containers for fuel, try not to get fuel on bare skin and do
not inhale the vapors. BTW you don't have to discard the fuel, just
put it into another vehicle. If it is dirty just filter it.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In, "Dave Swingle" <swingle_at_dml_d...> wrote:
> 1 Extinguish cigarette.
> 2 I've never had much luck siphoning thru the filler. A quick way to 
> get the tank "almost" empty is to unhook the fuel feed line from the 
> fuel distributor, thread it out the bottom of the engine compartment 
> into a can, jump the RPM relay and run the fuel pump until nothing 
> comes out. Don't run it very long once you hit bottom, these pumps do 
> NOT like running dry. Alternative - drive the car around until the 
> low fuel light comes on. This usually means that you'll run out of 
> gas in about 50 yards so don't be too far from home. 
> 3 Remove spare tire and cover in the recess.
> 4 Remove fuel pump, disconnect hose at bottom of pump. Let it fall 
> into the tank. This is where you find out that the rubber boot 


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