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    Thread: Replacing a cracked/split injecter hose
Post: Re: Replacing a cracked/split injecter hose

Hmmm.. ok. A new set of SS hoses its going to have to be then! At least I now know that they have a plastic core, so hopefully its only the outer rubber which has perished. (For reference, the on...
frostrobo 2 - Emission / Fuel Systems 9 4,687 08 Jun 2015, 14:08
    Thread: Replacing a cracked/split injecter hose
Post: Replacing a cracked/split injecter hose

Hi, I noticed this weekend that one of the hoses from the distributer to the injector was cracked/split for about 5 inches, so I want to replace that rather sharpish. The ones in my car are black ru...
frostrobo 2 - Emission / Fuel Systems 9 4,687 08 Jun 2015, 08:39
    Thread: Delorean spotted Milton Tesco car park last night...!
Post: Delorean spotted Milton Tesco car park last night....

...well, it wasn't mine :). Who else is around Cambridge? Simon
frostrobo Members Cars 1 2,192 24 Jul 2014, 08:02
    Thread: Fuel pump not running, but it works when relay is jumped
Post: Re: Fuel pump not running, but it works when relay...

It's working!!!! And the problem was.....the connector to the ballast resistor in the engine bay was loose! :oops: Should have checked that sooner! Rather than clipping into place its just slidin...
frostrobo 3 - Electrical 27 8,937 16 Jul 2014, 20:39
    Thread: Fuel pump not running, but it works when relay is jumped
Post: Re: Fuel pump not running, but it works when relay...

Chris Williams Wrote:Quote:If I try to start the car, the starter just cranks the engine. I know the fuel pump works if I bypass the RMP relay It runs OK though when you bypass the RPM Relay? Kris's u...
frostrobo 3 - Electrical 27 8,937 16 Jul 2014, 13:47
    Thread: Fuel pump not running, but it works when relay is jumped
Post: Re: Fuel pump not running, but it works when relay...

Chris Williams Wrote:Calm down dear :lol: That's why I wrote that mine does not always prime (though sometimes does) I think the problem Simon has is that it does not pump either when running. Chris...
frostrobo 3 - Electrical 27 8,937 16 Jul 2014, 08:43
    Thread: Fuel pump not running, but it works when relay is jumped
Post: Re: Fuel pump not running, but it works when relay...

That's very generous of you Chris, thank you. Everything else on my car has always worked well, so hopefully it is a simple issue of a batch of faulty relays. Simon
frostrobo 3 - Electrical 27 8,937 14 Jul 2014, 08:47
    Thread: Fuel pump not running, but it works when relay is jumped
Post: Re: Fuel pump not running, but it works when relay...

My car hasn't has much use this year (probably only a couple of hundred miles) but over winter I remove the battery and I have recently fitted a cut off switch which I hope will help preserve the batt...
frostrobo 3 - Electrical 27 8,937 13 Jul 2014, 11:24
    Thread: Fuel pump not running, but it works when relay is jumped
Post: Re: Fuel pump not running, but it works when relay...

My fuel pump has always primed when turning the ignition on. It suddenly stopped a few weeks ago and I was unable to start the car. I gave the battery a good charge and managed to eventually get the...
frostrobo 3 - Electrical 27 8,937 13 Jul 2014, 08:34
    Thread: Fuel pump not running, but it works when relay is jumped
Post: Re: Fuel pump not running, but it works when relay...

Thanks, I'll give that a try next! I did find the cut out in the footwell earlier, but cycling the switch didn't seem to do anything. I will see if I can do as you suggest! Thanks, Simon
frostrobo 3 - Electrical 27 8,937 12 Jul 2014, 19:07
    Thread: Fuel pump not running, but it works when relay is jumped
Post: Fuel pump not running, but it works when relay is ...

Hi, Im trying to track down an issue with my cars fuel pump not starting when the ignition is switched on. I know that the pump itself works, as I jumped pins 30 and 87 on the rpm relay and the pump ...
frostrobo 3 - Electrical 27 8,937 12 Jul 2014, 16:50
    Thread: Engine Gasket replacement, what else to get?
Post: Re: Engine Gasket replacement, what else to get?

Hi, Just had a good look under the car - the oil switch is nice and dry, no sign of weeping oil there at all. I can't see anything above that would cause the issue. The engine is fairly clean and ...
frostrobo 1 - Engine 11 4,885 09 Jun 2013, 16:19
    Thread: Engine Gasket replacement, what else to get?
Post: Re: Engine Gasket replacement, what else to get?

Just looked up the location of the oil pressure switch - its directly above the area where the oil is collecting so thats a good sign...! To my untrained eye the part looks just like a bolt to me, pr...
frostrobo 1 - Engine 11 4,885 07 Jun 2013, 09:03
    Thread: Engine Gasket replacement, what else to get?
Post: Re: Engine Gasket replacement, what else to get?

Thanks for all the advice. I really don't want to have to have the engine split at the crackcase there as that sounds like a pig of a job to do :( I will get the garage to replace the timing chain g...
frostrobo 1 - Engine 11 4,885 07 Jun 2013, 08:40
    Thread: Engine Gasket replacement, what else to get?
Post: Re: Engine Gasket replacement, what else to get?

Hi Martin, Thanks for the tip about the cover gaskets and the timing chain. I will get the garage to use a silicone seal where appropriate. I think the current timing chain should be fine on my car...
frostrobo 1 - Engine 11 4,885 05 Jun 2013, 23:31
    Thread: Engine Gasket replacement, what else to get?
Post: Engine Gasket replacement, what else to get?

Hi, After the gearbox refurb last year, this time it's sorting out the remaining oil leaks on the engine,. It's leaking oil from the rear timing chain gasket, and also the seam between the bottom of...
frostrobo 1 - Engine 11 4,885 05 Jun 2013, 10:40
    Thread: Back to the Winter ~ 510
Post: Re: Back to the Winter ~ 510

Great pictures... wish my car was as clean as yours! :) (I will give mine a darn good clean once it gets back from garage gearbox surgery...!)
frostrobo Members Cars 4 3,415 22 Jun 2012, 22:15
    Thread: anyone seen the hotwheels bttf car in uk shops
Post: Re: anyone seen the hotwheels bttf car in uk shops

Picked up the BTTF one at my local OneStop last night, to go with the standard one I got a few weeks ago from the same village store :)
frostrobo Off topic talk, general chat etc 17 6,258 02 Sep 2011, 13:53
    Thread: Thoughts of a potential DeLorean owner
Post: Re: Thoughts of a potential DeLorean owner

Hi Leo, I have owned my DeLorean for two years now and its been a great experience so far. I store my car outside on my driveway under a car cover. I drive it mostly at weekends, although when the ...
frostrobo General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 63 21,327 01 Aug 2011, 23:42
    Thread: anyone seen the hotwheels bttf car in uk shops
Post: Re: anyone seen the hotwheels bttf car in uk shops

I found one in the local OneStop store in my own village on Friday! Couldn't believe it. (Silver one with black side stripes and gold wheels) Cost £1.15 so a little more expensive than other places. ...
frostrobo Off topic talk, general chat etc 17 6,258 01 Aug 2011, 13:58
    Thread: Leaking fuel line :(
Post: Re: Leaking fuel line :(

My car was back on the road again of as last Tuesday :) Once the accumulator was off and the hoses out the way the mechanics found two very loosely connected brass fittings which were leaking. Once t...
frostrobo 2 - Emission / Fuel Systems 12 7,470 31 Jul 2011, 21:31
    Thread: Leaking fuel line :(
Post: Re: Leaking fuel line :(

Hi Chris, Sorry I haven't replied sooner - have had a few things on my mind recently with other problems and funerals to go to:( Anyway, took the car to my local garage today and they had a good loo...
frostrobo 2 - Emission / Fuel Systems 12 7,470 14 Jul 2011, 09:52
    Thread: Leaking fuel line :(
Post: Re: Leaking fuel line :(

Well, seems like I spoke too soon lol... Started the car again today and looked underneath - leaking again. This time I grabbed my camera and took a few pictures. Leaking directly above the bowl - ...
frostrobo 2 - Emission / Fuel Systems 12 7,470 26 Jun 2011, 16:58
    Thread: Leaking fuel line :(
Post: Re: Leaking fuel line :(

Well got the car up on ramps today and no sign what so ever of any leak. Everything looks nice and clean and dry so I am now thinking that maybe some water had collected in the chassis somewhere while...
frostrobo 2 - Emission / Fuel Systems 12 7,470 22 May 2011, 14:40
    Thread: Leaking fuel line :(
Post: Re: Leaking fuel line :(

I will have some ramps tomorrow (and Dad!) to help replace the washer bottle motor that died a couple of weeks ago, so I will back the car up and have a good look underneath for the fuel leak. Just a...
frostrobo 2 - Emission / Fuel Systems 12 7,470 21 May 2011, 14:42
    Thread: Leaking fuel line :(
Post: Leaking fuel line :(

Hi, Was a nice day so I thought I'd take the De into work. Started up and pulled away and there was a strong smell of fuel... Looked under the car and petrol is spurting out just in front of the ge...
frostrobo 2 - Emission / Fuel Systems 12 7,470 21 May 2011, 09:09
    Thread: DOC related MOT info from VOSA
Post: Re: DOC related MOT info from VOSA

Good news! I think would be useful to find out the exact VOSA guideline/regulation that allows that, to have printed out and put in the car for future reference. In fact I think I found it here (too...
frostrobo General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 5 8,842 29 Apr 2011, 17:30
    Thread: Window control
Post: Re: Window control

Could just be a loose connection.. When I got my car the passenger side mirror only went from side-to-side. After a week or so, with the doors being opened and shut several times, it started workin...
frostrobo General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 5 1,938 20 Oct 2010, 22:02
    Thread: MOT Help!!!!
Post: Re: MOT Help!!!!

Thanks Richard - I am going to have a good look at the rack over the weekend, and also see if I can't adjust those lights :) I'll also order the gaiters from the club shop. The ones that are split are...
frostrobo General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 11 5,528 05 Aug 2010, 13:48
    Thread: MOT Help!!!!
Post: Re: MOT Help!!!!

Hi, Thanks very much for the replies :) I'll order the boots through the club shop and will have a go at installing them... :| I am fairly sure that was the part. The exact wording on the VOSA fo...
frostrobo General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 11 5,528 03 Aug 2010, 21:38
    Thread: MOT Help!!!!
Post: Re: MOT Help!!!!

A picture tells a thousand words... This is the problem area. [ATTACHMENT NOT FOUND]
frostrobo General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 11 5,528 03 Aug 2010, 18:28
    Thread: MOT Help!!!!
Post: Re: MOT Help!!!!

Thanks Claire! - I did a search for the CV boots and found cross references with a Granada, so I'll get those ordered and fitted. I have also found out that the headlight adjustment screws are just h...
frostrobo General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 11 5,528 03 Aug 2010, 18:07
    Thread: MOT Help!!!!
Post: MOT Help!!!!

Hi, My car went for its MOT today had a few problems. The passenger-side steering knuckle joint is loose/allowing play in the steering, and my headlights need re-aiming as they are too high. With t...
frostrobo General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 11 5,528 03 Aug 2010, 13:20
    Thread: New DOC window stickers. Pick Your Own Slogan...
Post: Re: New DOC window stickers. Pick Your Own Slogan....

I like the "Roads..." one too. My suggestions: "If you're gonna ride, ride in style" "Flux capacitor as standard"
frostrobo General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 25 6,545 03 May 2010, 20:35
    Thread: New site and forum
Post: Re: New site and forum

Very nice redesign of the site, so well done to everyone involved, although I have to agree with Mike - the main body text of the site is too small (on some pages) to read comfortably. Several pages ...
frostrobo General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 36 10,222 21 Apr 2010, 22:16
    Thread: Yet more new DOC members
Post: Re: Yet more new DOC members

Congratulations :)
frostrobo Off topic talk, general chat etc 9 2,931 21 Nov 2009, 00:54
    Thread: VIN 4748 home at last!
Post: Re: VIN 4748 home at last!

Well, had a fresh look this morning and its really not too bad. The scratches on the bonnet are minimal thankfully, and I can't see any evidence of denting. In fact, I'm coming to the conclusion that...
frostrobo Members Cars 25 12,125 15 Nov 2009, 19:27
    Thread: VIN 4748 home at last!
Post: Re: VIN 4748 home at last!

Thanks.. Yes it was lucky. I am going to have another good look at the stainless bodywork tomorrow morning if the wind and rain lets off, but from what I could see, the two scratches are minor. I w...
frostrobo Members Cars 25 12,125 14 Nov 2009, 22:39
    Thread: VIN 4748 home at last!
Post: Re: VIN 4748 home at last!

What a 18"x 8" piece of steel does to the front of a De :( [ATTACHMENT NOT FOUND] Went out for the weekly drive today, bit windy but otherwise lovely. Had a great run up to Chatteris, turned around ...
frostrobo Members Cars 25 12,125 14 Nov 2009, 13:25
    Thread: VIN 4748 home at last!
Post: Re: VIN 4748 home at last!

I think I may have to try some "green snot", although I think I'll try asking for it by is proper name first! Took the car into work last week, attracted quite a bit of positive attention parked outs...
frostrobo Members Cars 25 12,125 13 Sep 2009, 23:07
    Thread: VIN 4748 home at last!
Post: Re: VIN 4748 home at last!

Nice new number plates and the rear numberplate fascia back on.. [ATTACHMENT NOT FOUND] Spent a little while this afternoon applying some "Back to black" on the louvers and back bumper. Needs anoth...
frostrobo Members Cars 25 12,125 06 Sep 2009, 22:05
    Thread: VIN 4748 home at last!
Post: Re: VIN 4748 home at last!

Yes, its great. I got some nice new number plates this morning, so fitted them and put the number plate fascia back on, fired her up and went for a little cruise to Ely and back :) Brilliant :)
frostrobo Members Cars 25 12,125 05 Sep 2009, 15:22
    Thread: VIN 4748 home at last!
Post: Re: VIN 4748 home at last!

Thanks! I hope the window is something as simple as it being stuck under the door trim, but I would have thought that I would hear the motor trying to do something when I press the switch. I will in...
frostrobo Members Cars 25 12,125 04 Sep 2009, 13:13
    Thread: VIN 4748 home at last!
Post: VIN 4748 home at last!

Thought you all might like to know that I have finally become an owner..! I picked up VIN 4748 from Martin's yesterday and drove her 150 miles back to her new home. The journey back was interesting....
frostrobo Members Cars 25 12,125 03 Sep 2009, 21:23
    Thread: DeLorean spotted (possibly!), village of Sutton, Ely
Post: DeLorean spotted (possibly!), village of Sutton, E...

I think I saw a DeLorean drive through Sutton, Ely this morning, just after 9am... couldn't tell for sure, since I only saw the rear half of the car as it went past my house... Anyone local? Stop by ...
frostrobo General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 2 1,425 12 Jul 2009, 10:35
    Thread: Animated DeLorean music vid from Newcastle
Post: Re: Animated DeLorean music vid from Newcastle

That is really rather good! Very nicely done.
frostrobo Off topic talk, general chat etc 3 1,498 13 May 2009, 23:14
    Thread: Radio Controlled BTTF Models
Post: Re: Radio Controlled BTTF Models

Me too! Both my cats are scared of it...!
frostrobo DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 4 27,411 01 Jan 2009, 00:54
    Thread: Christmas Greetings
Post: Re: Christmas Greetings

tracey steele Wrote:merry xmas everyone.. anybody got any new year resolutions :D Yup, mine's "Buy a DeLorean" :-) Merry Chirstmas everyone! Simon
frostrobo Off topic talk, general chat etc 16 4,466 23 Dec 2008, 14:27
    Thread: Delorean buying / tuning advice
Post: Re: Delorean buying / tuning advice

Congratulations! Great news that you are getting your car..! Hope it won't be too long before you can drive it! I hope I can get mine sometime next year :)
frostrobo General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 97 29,755 19 Nov 2008, 14:47
    Thread: DeLorean needed for music video in Leeds... Can anyone help?
Post: Re: DeLorean needed for music video in Leeds... Ca...

Claire Usher Wrote:I'll have a word with Phill, thats not too far from us plus his daughter lives up there too :) Thanks! It would be great if you could sort something out for the band.
frostrobo Off topic talk, general chat etc 5 1,533 12 Oct 2008, 22:53