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Repairs and Maintenance Blog

The DeLorean needs routine maintenance and the occasional, more significant refurbishing.  Beyond that there are also a number of customizations and upgrades to improve performance, reliability and functionality. 

Fixing First Drive Issues

Joe Angell

My first drive uncovered a few issues — stalling on acceleration and deceleration, excessive exhaust noise, bad brakes, TPS issues, a broken key, a squeaky belt, trouble starting in Park, a broken oil pressure gauge sender, fixing closed loop idle, replacing a leaking fuel line, fabricating a bracket for the oil dipstick tube, and running out of gas. Here I get all of those fixed, and finally bring the car home.

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Modern Bulkhead Connector

Joe Angell

Diagnosing ignition issues led me to replacing the original bulkhead connectors used for the EFI wiring with a single, modern weatherproof one. This included building a new mounting plate with appropriately-sized holes for both the new connector and two of the original connectors.

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Ignition and Idle

Joe Angell

This post chronicles a series of issues and the subsequent debugging and diagnosing of ignition and tuning while getting the car to idle, but I finally got it going and ready for its first drive.

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Double-DIN Radio Install

Joe Angell

I swapped out the old radio with a new double-DIN unit with a touch screen and Apple CarPlay compatibility. This was a it tricky, since the center air vents are where the radio needs to be. I relocated them to the knee pad and wound up needing to build a new air distributor to get the radio to fit.

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Horrible Squeaking Sound

Joe Angell

After letting the engine site for a few days, I tried starting it and was greeted with a loud squeal and a slowly turning motor. The oil pump had failed, and the bearings needed to be replaced.

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Building an Exhaust System

Joe Angell

After waiting too long for a muffler, I decided to build my own using off-the-shelf parts, with minimal welding and no bending, with the end goal being to have as quiet of an exhaust as I could make... within the bounds of every aftermarket part being labeled "performance", that is.  It came out pretty good, but I have yet to hear what it sounds like...

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