I deleted my old post containing an outdated answer (10k+ only) since there's a newer and better answer, but I haven't lost my rep from it yet (110). When will that rep fix occur?

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When will that rep fix occur?

Never, in this case. Reputation from deleted posts is usually recalculated within a couple minutes (5-ish), but you won't lose any from that post specifically, because it qualifies for the special treatment.

See the blog post Reputation and Historical Archives:

[...] if you’ve contributed something worthwhile to the site, you should keep the reputation for that even if it eventually gets deleted. “Worthwhile” here is defined as,

  • A score of 3 or greater
  • Visible on the site for at least 60 days

Your post had a score of 11 and was visible for 6 months before you deleted it, so you get to keep your rep.

  • I see, I guess that's something new they put in along with the other rep change stuff
    – l I
    Apr 24, 2012 at 17:21
  • I thought the "special treatment" didn't apply if you deleted your own stuff. Hmmm.
    – juan
    Apr 24, 2012 at 18:01
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    @Juan Special treatment just applies evenly. Otherwise, we'll start having exceptions to our exceptions to our exceptions... yadda recursion yadda.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Apr 25, 2012 at 14:36

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