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    [Suspension] I did find some info about sagging. From Eibach. ...

    I did find some info about sagging. From Eibach.

    In short, look for other causes of the ride height change.

    Taken from the Eibach Suspension Glossary:


    Q: Spring Sag (aka: sagging)
    The...
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    [Suspension] No. I had the Eibach springs installed on ours...

    No.

    I had the Eibach springs installed on ours in Spring 2011, about the same time you did yours.

    I took detailed photos and ride height readings from both crossmembers and the 4 body tub jack...
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    [Engine] Valeo is a Tier 1 Auto OEM supplier. Could that...

    Valeo is a Tier 1 Auto OEM supplier. Could that be the name? I'm unaware of a crossover for a Valeo unit from another car that fits the D.

    Can you see any model number or an output rating on it?...
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    See inserted answers below - with links to 3...

    See inserted answers below - with links to 3 products:
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    [Engine] That's real good news about your 60 mile jaunt. ...

    That's real good news about your 60 mile jaunt.

    In reverse order of some of your points below:
    a. No, it's not crazy to take the car to the C&C 50 miles away - as long as your recent trips have...
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    [Engine] Nice to read about the progress. A car that...

    Nice to read about the progress. A car that reliably starts, warms up, gets you around town, idles and doesn't misfire makes other problems seem solvable.

    Two follow-up questions to see how close...
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    What else did you try? There is at least one...

    What else did you try? There is at least one basic move to verify. You turned the door key clockwise all the way on the driver door before lifting the outside door handle?

    And what observations...
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    [General] +1 I came off of (very) old Michelin Pilots,...

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    I came off of (very) old Michelin Pilots, same as Michael, moving to the Hankooks about 6 months ago. Besides the fact they are new, are the OE sizes and they match F/R I'm very happy with the...
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    [General] Good progress, thanks for this update. So no need...

    Good progress, thanks for this update. So no need to learn about starting fluid there.

    If you get a chance ask that mechanic how he determined "no power" situation for the FP.

    All we know for...
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    [General] This article...

    This article, along with its video, explains a few different tests you can consider running to verify whether your cat is OK or not.

    I haven't run any of them myself.
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    [General] Without answering your crossover pipe removal...

    Without answering your crossover pipe removal question your upcoming project (pulling the catalytic converter) may a good opportunity to at least take a good look at the cat itself.

    Your ongoing...
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    [General] About the original 85MPH speedo. Yes, 120 would...

    About the original 85MPH speedo.
    Yes, 120 would indeed be fine.

    You can thank the Arab Oil Embargo, the U.S. Congress and President Nixon for the one in your car.
    85MPH max speedos were mandated...
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    [General] Answers to most of your questions here in bold....

    Answers to most of your questions here in bold. Performance figures are from car mag tests done in '81 or so with new DeLoreans.
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    [Fuel] There is another possible explanation to what you...

    There is another possible explanation to what you found.

    Perhaps a previous owner somehow replaced a segment of the original (damaged?) return line and with a different return line between the...
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    [Engine] Quoting two points from your post and asking...

    Quoting two points from your post and asking separate questions about these points.

    You report the engine runs fine (and has power?) until it warms up, at which point it loses power.

    Question...
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    Would you care to evaluate your car's condition...

    Would you care to evaluate your car's condition in order to set a fair price range?

    Start with biggest factor, the car's condition. It appears yours is somewhere in the Condition #2-#3 range.
    ...
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    [Engine] Adding to the spark comments - Yes, the report is...

    Adding to the spark comments - Yes, the report is that the car has spark after it dies.

    Does it have enough spark, though? Maybe there is a condition that somehow lowers the ignition voltage at...
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] Yes, as others mention it could be on the...

    Yes, as others mention it could be on the transmission end of the system, not the shifter end. And we still aren't completely sure which shifter position gives which gear but if you know how it used...
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] Unlikely. The p bolt is part of the fore-aft half...

    Unlikely. The p bolt is part of the fore-aft half of the shift linkage. No effect on cross gates.

    The owner’s reporting good performance in the fore-aft department. Good 1-2, 5, and R shifts...
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] OK. Questions, assuming you don't want to wait...

    OK.

    Questions, assuming you don't want to wait for better weather to check the gear selections on the road.

    With the current x-gate adjustment

    1. Can you shift into R without lifting the...
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] Good progress there so far. Thanks for the...

    Good progress there so far. Thanks for the update/photo. So the shifter sits in the 3-4 gate, not in the 1-2 gate? You found (maybe?) 5th a bit to the right? Looks like you know where to go from...
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] If you can see the pin now then tell us whether...

    If you can see the pin now then tell us whether it is centered in that lockout slot when the shifter is at its center (rest) position. That's where the 3-4 gate should be. In your first photo it...
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] Good to have that photo. Based on the photo...

    Good to have that photo.

    Based on the photo your crossgate is adjusted with the shifter too far to the left. It's even possible that the 3-4 gate is accessible to you now if you use the shifter...
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    [General] And this...

    And this.

    Item 3, wiper module, is shown as it is in that photo screwed to left side of Item 1, Plate Support.
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    [Electrical] The factory blower motor ground wire runs from...

    The factory blower motor ground wire runs from the main bulkhead ground forward to the one of the spades on the double-male spade connector that's attached to the blower motor flange by one of the...
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