More repairs…struts (the imporant part in entering the car)

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Today we worked on replacing the door and bonnet struts. I expected this to be a semi difficult job with aligning and removing bolts to get the struts on and off, but I was completely wrong. These struts are not like the louver struts that are bolted on, they just pop on and are held […]

Fan fail install

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With the DeLorean, one of the most well known problems is the poor fan electrical setup, causing the fans to malfunction. I can attest to this, as I have just experienced overheating due to a broken fan fail relay. The fan fail 2×2 from Special T is my new life saver. Install instructions: Simply remove […]

Air bleeder install

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How to install the air bleeder: Fairly simple, take a wrench and remove the valve next to the throttle, and replace with your new sized valve. Place hose on the end and secure with metallic hose clamp. Cut hose near coolant bottle and insert T section. Clamp all hoses onto the T bar and you […]

Current “To Do” list

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After working last night, here is the updated list of things to do in order of importance: 1. Fix the “high idle” – going to check the idle speed motor tonight as well as check for vaccum leaks. 2. Replace the tires – already have been ordered from TireRack.com, going with Fuzion 195/60/14s in the […]

Fixing hissing in dash – – – mode switch diaphragm

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Removing center console procedure: 1. Remove 2 screws holding in dish in back of console. Remove dish. 2. Remove two bolts under dish. 3. Pull switches off A/C console. They pull right off. 4. Remove one screw holding in plate, remove plate. 5. Remove shift knob. 6. Unscrew the shift plate and pull up partly, […]

Tinkering results in…nothing

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Played around tonight to try to fix the cars idling issue. Right now it idles around 1800-2000 RPM and once the car is driven around 2500. Really have no idea what I am looking at, so off go questions to the DML. Also tried to fix the passenger side window felt. The front part is […]

Eyebrow fix

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Wanted to fix a slight warping of the fascia on the passenger side, so purchased the eyebrow kit from Special T Auto. First, remove the headlights. See ‘electrical’ section for removal information. These bars in the kit do not need glue to be installed, like some other kits require. They fit behind the fascia and […]

Tail light refresh, turn signal repair, and headlight installation

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Day 1 (or 2 depending on how you look at it) of maintenance. Tail light repair – Right now I have one brake light that works intermittently, and a rear turn signal that does not work. If I am taking these tail lights apart, I want to accomplish several tasks at once. First thing, RadioShack […]

More problems

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Went to get in the passenger side today and heard a ‘hissing’ sound, followed by the door closing. Yay, blew a gas strut. Also, had the bonnet up earlier and ‘slam!’ it decided to close itself. Need new struts there also…

Electrical work fixes a lot of issues on a old car, huh?

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So, the car is home, and I want to fix whatever problem the car has, so I can get it up and running again. We have filled the antifreeze back up, and need to figure out why the car overheated. First, check the fuses and relays… Fuses – what a mess. The old owner must […]

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