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    Alternator/water pump belt keep burning off

    Yes, I've tried spinning both water pump (>10 years old) and alternator (< 2years old). Both spin as they should. Yet, I install a new belt and tension it so it doesn't slip or strain, and, within a...
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    [Electrical] Thx... already ordered a better one. :

    Thx... already ordered a better one. :
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    [Electrical] Original Motorola Alternator dissection ...

    I pulled my alternator off to see if I could replace the noisy bearings ... upon inspection, I thought I'd better order a new one...
  4. [General] That's exactly what happened to mine... took out...

    That's exactly what happened to mine... took out the throttle assembly to clean it up and the plunger went missing. I've no doubt that the unit is functional, just the damn plunger is missing.
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    [General] A 928 engine, eh? Speaking as a guy who used to...

    A 928 engine, eh? Speaking as a guy who used to work at DEVEK (928 people know what that means), those v8s are sweet but... the earlier motors are more likely to fit than the 32-valve, 4-cam...
  6. [General] WOT (Wide Open Throttle) sensor... part no, cost?

    We're does one get the WOT sensor? Mine seems to have lost its plunger/spring(?). Will my car run okay without it, as long as I don't go WOT?
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    [General] Are you still doing these? What is the cost?

    Are you still doing these? What is the cost?
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    [General] Great... then I'll never pass visual smog...

    Great... then I'll never pass visual smog inspection in the People's Republic of Californicate.
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    Did you paint the gold parts or re-plate them. If...

    Did you paint the gold parts or re-plate them. If Paint, what color is that?
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    [General] Were to get Exhaust Heat shield?

    I'm referring to the one on the driver's side. Mine disintegrated and DMC is out of stock. Any suggestions?
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    [Engine] Okay... I need the square Oil Plug tool. I can't...

    Okay... I need the square Oil Plug tool. I can't find it on the DMC site. Any ideas as to where I can find one? Is there a size I can ask for at a local tool or auto parts store?
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    DeLorean is Honored Marque

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    I think this bears repeating…
    DeLorean is the honored marque for this year’s 52nd Annual Fallbrook Vintage Car Show of 500+ Vintage and collectible cars.
    So far, there are only 2...
  13. Show off your wings!

    I think this bears repeating…
    DeLorean is the honored marque for this year’s 52nd Annual Fallbrook Vintage Car Show of 500+ Vintage and collectible cars.
    So far, there are only 2 DeLoreans...
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    [Engine] Actually, I did loosen the nut... but it's seized...

    Actually, I did loosen the nut... but it's seized to the screw (the nut turned the screw too) and, when I tried to loosen it from the screw, that's when the screw driver bent and broke one side of...
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    [Engine] Where to source idle screw(s)

    I was attempting to loosen the idle screw and it kinda broke. I'm referring to part nos. 102310 (screw) and 102557 (nut). I checked the DeLorean site and both are out of stock. Is there a Volvo part...
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    [Fuel] That's kinda what I thought. Mine has the curved...

    That's kinda what I thought. Mine has the curved hose attached. I just wanted to make sure I didn't miss a vacuum connection.

    Thanks for the confirmation!:worship:
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    [Fuel] Warm Up Regulator Port Question

    Please see attached picture: 37240.
    I know the two fuel ports and the vacuum to the intake manifold... what does that chimney connect to?:what_the:
  18. [General] Well... I'm a big believer in "if it works, don't...

    Well... I'm a big believer in "if it works, don't fix it"...and, apparently, my geriatric alternator still works; I just had the gauge lead on the wrong post (the one opposite the correct one).
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  19. [General] It's mounted to a post on the top side of the...

    It's mounted to a post on the top side of the alternator. Is there another post I haven't seen?
  20. [General] http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=369...

    http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=36994&stc=1http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=36995&stc=1
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    [Electrical] Gawd only knows what's in there. It's an '83 so...

    Gawd only knows what's in there. It's an '83 so it probably shipped with a Motorola but, I think it got replaced a while back. My father kept terrible records of things as mundane as his car. I'll...
  22. [General] Idle Problem solved!

    :thankyou:
    As it turns out, the culprit was the turnbuckle between the microswitch (butterfly valves) and the throttle mechanism was either too short or too long (I can't remember that far back (20...
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    [Electrical] Alternator charging but Battery light is on

    The voltmeter shows the alternator is charging, the battery has plenty of juice to start the car quickly but the battery idiot light remains lit while driving. Anyone seen this behavior in a major...
  24. [General] Hmm... I did notice that the microswitch wasn't...

    Hmm... I did notice that the microswitch wasn't pressed when idle, so I adjusted the upper screw so that is did press the switch when the throttle is closed. Is there a balancing act between the...
  25. [General] Idle issue... Starts at about 1500, then up to around 2500.

    Okay... new wire harness in, new plugs, wires, cap and rotor in, new fuel lines in, vacuum hoses connected correctly, car finally starts and runs... boy does it run! It starts at around 1500 rpm, the...
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