25 April 2015

DeLorean Maintenance - 2015

DeLorean Motor Company in Hunting Beach, California
It has been a month since I had the DeLorean hauled down to Hunting Beach.  Well, I got it back today, and it is running better than ever...for now.  The stalling issue was fixed and I should be good until the next time it fails.  I also needed a smog certification...hey, thanks for nothing, California.

List of things done to the car:
  • Fix leak in engine block.  Yeah, I know.  I was told that "the engine has cancer".  The coolant was eating away at the block and caused a leak.  They fixed it by plugging the hole.  This beats the alternative, which is to replace the entire engine.  The fix should last until it fails...so, the cancer can comeback at any time.  Ugh!
  • Drain, flush, and refill cooling system
  • Got a new radiator, because the old was one was leaking, too.  Argh!
  • Adjust fuel mixture
  • Clean electric plugs at coil cover. This was the area causing all those shut offs.
  • Stainless steel brake lines
  • Flush and bleed brake system
  • That damn smog certification
There were a few little things, but that was the bulk of it.  Yeah, minor stuff that ended up being some major stuff.  Hey, it needed to be done.  Hopefully, that damn engine does not leak anymore.  Otherwise, the cancer will be eating away at my bank account even more.  The price of owning a classic car.  Now, to drive it like I wanted to since January...I am four months behind...if only I had a time machine.

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