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    [General] Something I've never been able to figure out - I...

    Something I've never been able to figure out - I thought JZD couldn't assert any claim over DMC's assets while he was alive because his creditors would have gone after him for any money he made from...
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    [Engine] I drove it to work today and it seemed fine. I'll...

    I drove it to work today and it seemed fine. I'll recheck the dwell next time I have a day shift and can do it when I get home. I noticed after I got home tonight that the engine didn't seem to be...
  3. [General] That's what I have on mine, I didn't even know...

    That's what I have on mine, I didn't even know they weren't the right ones. :eek5: FWIW, I've gotten caught out in blizzards and squall lines more than once and haven't ended up in a ditch. If the...
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    [Engine] I was following the steps in Dave S.'s article...

    I was following the steps in Dave S.'s article from an old DeLorean World that said to check it first with the engine off and the RPM relay jumped to engage the lambda system. It's supposed to read...
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    [Engine] Just tried adjusting and had to turn it clockwise...

    Just tried adjusting and had to turn it clockwise to get it down into the 45-55 range. Do I need to compensate in some way for it reading high cold?

    (I know it's supposed to be a last resort to...
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    [Engine] Back to the original problem, in a roundabout...

    Back to the original problem, in a roundabout sort of way...

    I got the Harbor Freight dwell meter and with the red lead connected to the orange wire in the blue church connector and the black wire...
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    [Engine] I actually cleaned all the sealant off before I...

    I actually cleaned all the sealant off before I put it back in. It still wasn't working, though. I'll probably just wait to drain and flush it until the driving season is over. It performs normally...
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    There's a service in Vegas that rents exotic...

    There's a service in Vegas that rents exotic sports cars and you can drive them wherever you want for 4 hours. I kind of want to do it but I'm afraid of something like this
    where if it comes back...
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    [Engine] A probably-insignificant but still unexpected...

    A probably-insignificant but still unexpected plot development - I wanted to put it back together enough to flush it so I scraped out the pipe with a battery terminal brush and stuck the otterstat...
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    [Engine] I've heard some people run a tab of dish...

    I've heard some people run a tab of dish detergent through their coolant system before flushing, has anybody tried this? What kind of detergent?
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    [Engine] Well, I think I figured put why the new otterstat...

    Well, I think I figured put why the new otterstat crapped out...58149

    The pipe wasn't looking too great. 58150 It doesn't really show in this pic but there was some deformation inside the opening...
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    [Engine] Yep! I got the expedited shipping so hopefully I...

    Yep! I got the expedited shipping so hopefully I get it by my day off next week. I had issues with the current one leaking when we changed it so I figured if all else fails I'll just change the whole...
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    [Engine] Fans come on with the otterstat wires jumped, or...

    Fans come on with the otterstat wires jumped, or they did last time I checked. I've checked the temp with an IR thermometer and the pipe by the otterstat is getting hot enough that it should be...
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    [Engine] Is there a trick to getting the hose all the way...

    Is there a trick to getting the hose all the way off? I was having a hard time with it and was afraid of breaking something. (Not original radiator but a DMCH one.)
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    [Engine] I never actually got the hose all the way off but...

    I never actually got the hose all the way off but when I jiggled it, first air came out and then coolant started squirting out and when I tried to push the hose further back on, more coolant ran out....
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    [Engine] I loosened the radiator hose first (the small one...

    I loosened the radiator hose first (the small one on the upper right where it attaches to the radiator), and that seemed to lose the most air, there were several seconds where I could hear it hissing...
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    [Engine] Well, I tried the pressure tester method of...

    Well, I tried the pressure tester method of bleeding and it did bleed a fair amount of air, but the fans still aren't coming on. I let it get one or two needle-widths above the 220 line this time,...
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    [Engine] Already got a pressure tester (bought it on my...

    Already got a pressure tester (bought it on my way home when I first got the car). With the tester I don't need to have the car running to bleed it?

    I've driven to and from work a few times,...
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    [Engine] Drove it home today (surface roads, about 8...

    Drove it home today (surface roads, about 8 miles), temp stayed normal (around the unmarked white line) but I had the A/C on the whole way. When I let it idle after arriving at home, it got up to...
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    [Engine] I called the shop this morning to remind him to...

    I called the shop this morning to remind him to keep an eye on it if he idled it and he said he'd already retested it on Fri and it passed. He sent me the printout and it was back to where it should...
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    [Engine] The fans do come on if I turn the a/c on or jump...

    The fans do come on if I turn the a/c on or jump the otterstat wires. Or at least they did prior to changing the otterstat out last week. I called Mike @ MW about it and he said sometimes the fans...
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    [Engine] https://youtu.be/bKgCeuW1VZE

    https://youtu.be/bKgCeuW1VZE
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    [Engine] Also I'm not sure it's running that different...

    Also I'm not sure it's running that different with the sensor plugged in, is that a confirmation that it's bad?


    https://youtu.be/bKgCeuW1VZE
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    [Engine] I went by the shop today to check the FV with the...

    I went by the shop today to check the FV with the o2 sensor connected. It buzzed all the way up to 220, at which point I shut it off b/c the fans still weren't coming on....
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    [Engine] I didn't have time to go visit it today but the...

    I didn't have time to go visit it today but the mechanic tells me he finally got the leak to stop and the fans are coming in as they should be. So now we're back to the original problem. He's...
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