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Thread: VIN 4365 Project

  1. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date:  Jul 2015

    Location:  Tacoma, Wa

    Posts:    1,154

    My VIN:    4877

    Good luck, hope you get it running soon
    Rob Depew
    Tacoma, Wa
    '81 DeLorean 4877 Grey, Auto, 4 wheels
    Now Accepting Donations to get her back on the road

  2. #12
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    Join Date:  Dec 2016

    Location:  Wisconsin

    Posts:    13

    My VIN:    4365

    Some Progress Yesterday

    I managed to get some time with it yesterday. I took the plunge and mucked out the gas tank. There wasn't as much crap in there as I thought. I managed to get all of the crap out of the tank without getting much on myself.

    The fuel pump boot was not quite covering the hole anymore. Thankfully, it doesn't look like much moisture got into the tank itself. Pulling out the fuel pump was kind of a challenge. I made the mistake of pulling it out before disconnecting the lines. The rubber lining was not much like rubber anymore, it was quite nasty. I'll have to decide if I want to just replace the fuel lines or see if I can get these clean. Based on how the outer rubber coating on the fuel line just flaked off, I might have to just replace them. That will be a project for another day!

    I'll have to upload some pics of the components I pulled out later, for now, I've got an action shot of me arm deep into the tank.
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  3. #13
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    My VIN:    4877

    Quote Originally Posted by mrsandman View Post
    I managed to get some time with it yesterday. I took the plunge and mucked out the gas tank. There wasn't as much crap in there as I thought. I managed to get all of the crap out of the tank without getting much on myself.

    I've got an action shot of me arm deep into the tank.
    Hmm... Delorean Action figures.... curled up under the dash, arms inside the fuel tank, holding a light trying to find that nut in the valley of death, scratching head (wondering wtf the po was thinking by putting a fish tank filter in there).....hehe

    Nice that you didnt have a ton of gunk in there.
    Rob Depew
    Tacoma, Wa
    '81 DeLorean 4877 Grey, Auto, 4 wheels
    Now Accepting Donations to get her back on the road

  4. #14
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    Join Date:  Jun 2011

    Location:  Houston, TX

    Posts:    574

    My VIN:    3341

    Quote Originally Posted by mrsandman View Post
    I'll have to upload some pics of the components I pulled out later, for now, I've got an action shot of me arm deep into the tank.
    IMG_20170520_153139054.jpgIMG_20170520_145608973.jpgIMG_20170502_202105346.jpgIMG_20170502_202059697.jpg
    Looking at the pictures you posted, I got to thinking; Can you imagine how miserable it would have been working on DeLorean fuel problems if the engineers had not seen fit to put that access panel right there?

    Sheesh!

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    Keeper of the new DeLorean Owners Directory, at www.DeloreanOwnersDirectory.net

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