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  1. Thread: Low oil pressure

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    [Engine] Thank you. It's always nice to see a final...

    Thank you. It's always nice to see a final summary from the OP on a problem so others can learn from it.

    Even nicer when it has a happy conclusion like this. Enjoy the driving soon.
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    [Heat & A/C] The long answers: A. Does it make sense to try...

    The long answers:

    A. Does it make sense to try to clean the duct behind the center vents? No, agreeing with David on that. You are unlikely to find blockage up/in there.
    B. Is it easy to remove...
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    [General] Interesting find. The trailer on IMDB has...

    Interesting find.

    The trailer on IMDB has better contrast and can be frame-scrolled to more easily see the dash as well as pass. side drop glass and door trim:
    ...
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    [Brakes] I don't know the answer to your question here at...

    I don't know the answer to your question here at the end.

    I assume DMCL and Lotus knew what they were doing when they spec'd that design.
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    [Brakes] The OE MC setup is fine. In my experience the...

    The OE MC setup is fine.

    In my experience the fronts lock up just before the rears do in a high speed max-braking situation. This is with OE F/R tire sizes, same make/model/tread/age tires F/R and...
  6. [Suspension] The OE suspension doesn't drift when things are...

    The OE suspension doesn't drift when things are set up right and nothing's worn. That is to say this isn't alone a reason for a suspension upgrade.

    This symptom at that mileage may be a result of...
  7. Thread: Best door struts?

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    [General] DMCH door struts

    DMCH door struts have been my go-to's for some time now. The current ones are ~4yrs old, so not "lately" bought. They work fine. Little or no bounce.

    My torsion bars are set to minimize the force...
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    [General] That's unfortunate if true for all of them. My...

    That's unfortunate if true for all of them. My local shop must have been running an old smog machine when I tested there last month. And passed again.

    Interesting to see that the 2017 Calif. Smog...
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    [General] The Calif. DMV designates a vehicle as a gross...

    The Calif. DMV designates a vehicle as a gross polluter if it fails at a level exceeding 2X the applicable max/limits on either HC, CO or NO during its biannual emissions test.

    The 2X-max failure...
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    [General] In photo 2 there is a second 'tag' visible. It is...

    In photo 2 there is a second 'tag' visible. It is the rectangular bit of metal just to the left of the key grip, seen underneath the knots for the strings.

    The factory keys came with one aluminum...
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    [General] 1. Yes. CA residents have a limited amount of...

    1. Yes. CA residents have a limited amount of time to register an out of state car they bring into CA. And to do that they need to provide a recent/valid CA smog cert. for that car.
    2. No. Only smog...
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    [General] Which problem are you working on? Getting the...

    Which problem are you working on? Getting the initial smog check done for new registration/ownership or ongoing service for a D that has passed CA smog before?

    For the first problem remember that...
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    [General] Happy hunting, Patrick. You're off to a good...

    Happy hunting, Patrick.

    You're off to a good start.

    You didn't mention whether you've read The Illustrated Buyer's Guide to DeLorean Automobiles, the reference book by DMC's James Espey that...
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    [General] Hankook - matching F/R tires available?

    Good catch on this one.

    If the fronts/rears are truly matching this is a significant development.

    + points in addition: Hankook is a major mfgr with a very good quality reputation
    - points:...
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    Yes, rebuilding the linkage may solve the...

    Yes, rebuilding the linkage may solve the problem.

    It may not take all that, though. You may only need to adjust the shifter crossgate cable. The fact that the shifter recently went to a...
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    [Fuel] I've never used a K-Jet pressure test kit. Here...

    I've never used a K-Jet pressure test kit. Here is one that pops up from a web search on those terms:

    https://www.amazon.com/Tool-Aid-33865-K-Jetronic-Injection/dp/B0002SR5NU

    I'm sure there are...
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    [Fuel] Primary fuel pressure is ~75 psi regardless of...

    Primary fuel pressure is ~75 psi regardless of temperature or flow rate.
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] Trying to nail down your top 3 or 4 criteria. ...

    Trying to nail down your top 3 or 4 criteria.

    So you don't have a transmission or an engine chosen yet. And you're on a tight budget.

    Do you also need the car to pass any safety/emissions regs...
  19. [General] The red arrow in photo 3 points to the "bracket"...

    The red arrow in photo 3 points to the "bracket" that's attached to the tube of the window motor assembly. The bracket is there to stop the window carrier at the bottom of its intended travel.

    It...
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    There's a thread about mirror-finish stainless...

    There's a thread about mirror-finish stainless treatment for the D with almost 70 posts in it HERE.

    Initiated by Flyboy.
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    [Engine] The webpage is ambiguous about the technique they...

    The webpage is ambiguous about the technique they use. Anybody can claim they "flush" and fill.

    I see no reference to the sucking-out machine you mention so it's hard to comment about its...
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    [General] This suggestion isn't to rule out the tranny,...

    This suggestion isn't to rule out the tranny, only a simple thing to check on the engine.

    It's based on 1 of the 9 possible causes of insufficient power output in Sec. C4 of the Tech. Info....
  23. [General] I can't tell if the poor retraction is caused by...

    I can't tell if the poor retraction is caused by a weak spring or something else.

    I know of one owner who had success with blasting the retractor unit with a compressed air nozzle to blow out...
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    Looks like you know how previous recharges...

    Looks like you know how previous recharges normally go. Listing some ideas just in case something changed. Hoping it's not actually a bad leak there.

    Reasons it might seem to stop filling:
    a....
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    Here's a link to a shot of one of Wolfgang's...

    Here's a link to a shot of one of Wolfgang's DeLoreans from his Team Deloman venture in Germany - no rub strips:

    https://team-deloman.de/images/home_slider/slider_12.jpg

    Also, a link to one of...
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