VIN 5257 Maintenance thread

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VIN 5257 Maintenance thread

Postby Azar » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:22 pm

Hello from Kassel, Germany! Just brought the 1981 DeLorean, manual, gray interior. The car is still in Houston at DMCH. Hopefully will be with me in June!

The car was refreshed by DMCH in 2011 and sold to the previous owner from Dallas. Some work has been done since then:
2012: Crankshaft Seal, Clutch.
2015: Paint touch-ups, door seals, some electric parts and switches, bulbs, torsion bar adjustment, door struts.

The car sat for a few months and did not start. I got the cost estimate from DMCH (about 3500 - 4000 USD) and they will perform some work to prepare the car for shipping.
1. K111143A Major Service Kit (4 Year 30,000 Miles)
2. K118674 Complete Hose Kit - they will install part of the hoses and I will do the rest in Germany.
3. 107000 Fuel Pump and Sender Module and tank cleaning
.......a. damaged fuel pump: https://photos.app.goo.gl/8GcmE3NLK8g775sM9
4. 106085 25 Amp Circuit breaker AC Fan Control – intermittently working the fan regulator on the dash?

The sales tax comes on top.

I will order some parts from DMCH to be shipped with the car:
1. GT100200 Performance Air Intake - 29,95 USD (original parts not available any longer)
2. 110443 DASH END CAP LH (GREY) – 150 USD
.......a. mine has broken corner https://photos.app.goo.gl/y1UBFQp8Perkwueo6
3. 110440 DASH PAD (GRAY) – 399 USD
.......a. small cracks on the dash https://photos.app.goo.gl/jYaSbCAsRd6ubMAV8
.......b. As per DMCH, the parts are newly manufactured. Hope it fits in the car for transport...
4. 100408 REAR SHOCK (PAIR) – 75 USD
.......a. one is leaking https://photos.app.goo.gl/Bawa1d7kH78fmyiA9
.......b. Alternatively 100484 by DeLoreango.com 135 Euro https://www.deloreango.com/de/rear-shock-set.html
5. 101994 BUSHING, STRG COLUMN – 16 USD
.......a. Alternatively Delrin/Polyurethane by DeLoreango.com https://www.deloreango.com/de/catalogse ... /?q=101994

I will have to pay 25% customs tax on these parts in Germany.

Following parts from Deloreango.com:
1. 102462 OIL PRESSURE SENSOR (LIGHT) 12,99 Euro
2. 12x 106272 SCREW, REAR TAIL LAMP – 7,8 Euro
3. 105543 MASTER CYLINDER, BRAKE – 108 Euro
.......a. Alternatively 50:50 Brake Master Cylinder ? https://www.deloreango.com/de/50-50-bra ... inder.html
4. (2) 109000 Caliper Rebuilt Kit (Front) – 22 Euro
5. (2) 109006 Caliper Rebuilt Kit (Rear) – 22 Euro
6. 109005A Front Brake Pads (complete set of 4) – 23 Euro
7. 109012A Rear Brake Pads (complete set of 4) – 27 Euro
8. K100095 Front Brake Discs (PAIR) – 116 Euro
.......a. Or vented for 213 Euro inc. Spacer Kit ? https://www.deloreango.com/de/vented-fr ... s-kit.html
9. 100252 Rear Brake Discs (PAIR) – 145 Euro
10. 2x 111128 The DeLorean Go Silicone Rubber Outer Door Seal (1 COMPLETE DOOR) – 64 Euro
11. K111096 Decal / Label Set – 40 Euro
12. 106931 Stainless Exhaust Heat Shield – 60 Euro
13. K111230 The DFlector™ Stainless Air Deflector Retaining Strip Kit (PAIR) – 31 Euro – Not sure I need this at all...
14. Reproduction Wide Dealer Side Stripe with 3D DMC Logo (full set) – 99 Euro
15. K111592B DOOR, LOUVRE AND LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT STRUT SET – 155 Euro https://www.deloreango.com/de/gas-struts-set.html
16. 101601 Left Black Headlight Gap Finisher – 15,19 Euro (DeLoreango has only a set L/R)

Tuning:
1. GT100100 Eibach Performance Spring Set – 479 USD – I will probably go for the KW springs later.

Misc:
- They will check if they jave the proper hood for my car, the one I have is from the later cars, not 1981… https://photos.app.goo.gl/5b65iM9SvD3wyPa86
- A4000162 SS-GLO Stainless Steel Polish – 27,50 USD
- A4000151 BLENDING PAD – 4,44 USD
- A4000152 BLENDING PAD HANDLE – 18,23 USD

Looking forward for the car to be here and your comments!
Azar
 
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VIN 5257 Maintenance thread

Postby A Van » Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:43 pm

Hi and welcome

Sounds like you have done a lot of planning , if you really want to make an upgrade to the car you should change the exhaust to a free flow system available from DeLorean Go with new gaskets and studs

Personally I wouldn’t do anything with the springs other than fit the standard lowering front springs available from DGO

Also check the balljoints, if they have not been changed then they require changing and only the correct type should be fitted Which are available again from DGO


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Re: VIN 5257 Maintenance thread

Postby Azar » Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:09 am

Thanks Alistair! Yes I have heard the exhaust when I was in Houston at DMCH - sounds really nice! Will think about it!
Thanks for the tip with the front springs. I presume rears should stay? Also not sure which rear shocks to get and the pads/brake disks. Will see after I get the car.
Deloreango seems like has everything I need and its shipping from UK so I will not have to pay taxes....yet :)

P.S. man, I can't stop looking at your avatar. :))
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VIN 5257 Maintenance thread

Postby A Van » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:33 am

Hi

I would get SPAX all round; what exhaust is fitted?
If it has the stock system you should change it for a massive improvement in power and sound plus less heat in engine bay.

What pads discs does it have ? Is there anything wrong with them?




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Re: VIN 5257 Maintenance thread

Postby A Van » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:35 am

Oh yes my avatar... I did take it down once but there was a campaign to reinstate it!


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Re: VIN 5257 Maintenance thread

Postby eric » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:04 am

My wife thinks I have an interest in Deloreans LOL
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Re: VIN 5257 Maintenance thread

Postby Azar » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:44 am

A Van wrote:Hi
I would get SPAX all round; what exhaust is fitted?
If it has the stock system you should change it for a massive improvement in power and sound plus less heat in engine bay.

What pads discs does it have ? Is there anything wrong with them?

Standard exhaust. Yes, exhaust and suspension are on the list, probably next year (over the winter).
currently standard brakes. yes they are locked up, need to overhaul the calipers. might go for the vented in front...
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