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    Reasons why you should and shouldn't own a Delorean article.


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    Good read^^^

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    The counter rotation of the transmission (originally designed for front wheel drive application) had a tendency to spin the lock nut loose
    The implication being that... the engine spins backward (and therefore the gear set spins backwards) due to being rear engine?

    When it came time for DeLorean to buy his version of the PRV, he specced out the cheapest version he could. The Aluminum alloy for the engine block has the most amount of filler PRV would allow in order to cut down on the price of aluminum. This, unfortunately, would lead to "block rot" in later years whereas the degraded purity of an aluminum alloy will oxidize and eventually rot.
    [citation needed]
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    I suppose one could round 2,849cc up to 2.9, repeatedly.

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    Great read. One of the nicest write-ups on our cars I've read in a while. Obviously written by a passionate owner.

    Thanks for sharing!
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    Yes, good read. Thank you for sharing Chris!

    "The original PRV used a Bosch Fuel mechanical fuel injection that was somewhat problematic.

    I must have gotten a good one - all original with over 215,000 miles and all I have ever done was clean the injectors a couple times.
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    The biggest problem of CIS is not reliability, it's finding someone that has the knowledge and equipment to diagnose and repair it. I bet 95% of all KJet issues are spawned from someone unfamiliar with the system trying to work on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    The biggest problem of CIS is not reliability, it's finding someone that has the knowledge and equipment to diagnose and repair it. I bet 95% of all KJet issues are spawned from someone unfamiliar with the system trying to work on it.
    Yes, perhaps. Plus, leaving cars sitting dormant for many months or years doesn't help the CIS reliability or reputation.

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    I noticed another error in the article in the "13 oh those doors" section:

    "But in everyday use, the doors on a DeLorean require less space (44.9 inches) to open then conventional car doors do."

    I believe the height of the car is 44.9 inches, while the door space required is 11 inches.
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    Delorean curb weight is 2,712lbs, right? Is the 3,200 in the article with all of the tacky BTTF crap bolted onto it?

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