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  1. Review - Hankook Kinergy ST tires in factory front/rear sizes

    Hankook recently released a new line of tires in North America and perhaps elsewhere. As many owners now know, Hankook Kinergy ST H735 tires are available in both 195/60-14 and 235/60-15 sizes, the...
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    [Electrical] Yes, it's probably the Bendix drive keeping the...

    Yes, it's probably the Bendix drive keeping the pinion gear on the flywheel ring after the engine fires instead of retracting it. There can be a few reasons for that, not all of which call for...
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    [General] There’s this D owner in Anchorage. ...

    There’s this D owner in Anchorage.

    http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?11420-Calling-all-Alaska-Delorean-owners&highlight=Alaska

    This owner’s active in this forum and may know of other AK owners.
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    [General] It's a fairly common problem. In addition to...

    It's a fairly common problem.

    In addition to the other suggestions you may get some improvement in clearance by taking care to relocate the bulb of the seal away from the door frame in that...
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    Thanks for the good comments. In re-reading...

    Thanks for the good comments.

    In re-reading the end of John Lamm's Stainless Steel Illusion just now I see that Consolidated did have control of the inventory and the cars in DMC's Dunmurry...
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    You were right but the gentleman you met probably...

    You were right but the gentleman you met probably wasn't completely wrong. He was likely just suffering from poor memory about the location.

    A number of DeLoreans were assembled/finished in...
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    [General] Workshop Manual Sec M:09:01-02 covers motor...

    Workshop Manual Sec M:09:01-02 covers motor removal and installation. There's a diagram there, too.

    Among other things it calls for removing some of the flexible and rigid ductwork, clamps and, of...
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    [Frame & Body] Technical manuals?

    Our new owner Tadeusz also asks for technical manuals. "2. Can I have a kind ask to point me to any workshop manual or forum guide (couldn’t find one) ?"

    3 related manual/technical DMCTalk links...
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    [Frame & Body] Interesting problems you ask about. Here is...

    Interesting problems you ask about.

    Here is where you can see the diagram of the rear louver with the louver panel grilles.
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    These aren't exactly DeLorean comments. They're...

    These aren't exactly DeLorean comments. They're just weird "DeLorean" items currently for sale on eBay.

    Need any matching grout for the frame or the fascias?

    How about a new power steering...
  11. Thread: New Owner

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    [General] Do you say this because you know the pass. door...

    Do you say this because you know the pass. door strut is new and the driver door strut isn't? Or do you say it because the pass. door stays up and the driver door sags?



    a. Try Christian's...
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    Thanks for sharing this sad news, Rich. While...

    Thanks for sharing this sad news, Rich.

    While I never had the pleasure of meeting John I agree he was a great automotive author. For those who aren't aware of him John Lamm was a long-time...
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    Interesting experiment, Dave. I'm volunteering....

    Interesting experiment, Dave. I'm volunteering. Results here:

    Returned from a drive an hour ago. Restarted it just now, then ran your test immed. after shutdown beginning with mode switch at...
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    [Electrical] Is it the Craig radio? Your problem is with AM or...

    Is it the Craig radio? Your problem is with AM or FM or both?

    For best FM with Craig: Toggle the DX (distant station) switch on and off a few times. Leave it in ON mode (red light on).

    In...
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    [Electrical] The window switches both normally act in the same...

    The window switches both normally act in the same orientation.

    There is no lettering on the switches showing "up" or "down" glass movement. While the switches look simple and elegant this is...
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    [Engine] Replaced the o-ring on mine 2yrs ago. It fit much...

    Replaced the o-ring on mine 2yrs ago. It fit much better after that. The original was oval in cross section. It was also showing surface cracks and was hard.

    The cap with a new NOS-size o-ring on...
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    [Frame & Body] Interesting. There's some kind of surface...

    Interesting.

    There's some kind of surface irregularity at or near the fracture, as you say.

    Was this bar NOS when you installed it 25yrs ago or did it come off of a donor car? It might have...
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    [General] As per post #4. 2 photos of where the torsion...

    As per post #4.
    2 photos of where the torsion rod goes.

    Left hinge with torsion rod running along the edge of the open lid and retained in the slot in the door at the left hinge:...
  19. [Heat & A/C] Not exactly a picture as you request: Maybe...

    Not exactly a picture as you request:

    Maybe you can look at these 2 parts schematics and tell us which part it is you're looking at? Maybe the schematics help you find your answer directly?
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  20. Thread: Multiple Issues

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    [Engine] The initial ignition test for Does Not Start...

    The initial ignition test for Does Not Start condition is to see if spark is getting to the distributor from the ignition coil.

    Be sure battery is charged. Twist/remove the primary ignition wire...
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    [Engine] Yes, it's a lot of work the first time you try...

    Yes, it's a lot of work the first time you try it. After that it takes 50% less time. Yes, the K-Jet is removed together with manifold. My first removal took me 2hrs. I've seen it done in <1hr....
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    [Transmission Auto] There was no factory cruise control option for...

    There was no factory cruise control option for DeLoreans as you may know. So you're not missing anything in the factory documents.

    In the early years many owners installed aftermarket cruise...
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    [General] Some reiteration here about what that black...

    Some reiteration here about what that black material on the windshield is and what can be done about it. In reference to posts 10 and 14 here this material can indeed be removed by abrasion or...
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    [General] +1

    +1
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    [General] The photos help a lot. You need a new windshield...

    The photos help a lot. You need a new windshield to make the car look normal.

    A previous owner left a mess, probably from trying to remove the black "paint" from the glass. The problem with that...
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