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There are 7 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. bang head on steering wheel...
From: deloreanernst_at_dml_aol.com

2. Re: Brake Dust Shields
From: delorean31_at_dml_aol.com

3. bang head on steering wheel, p2
From: deloreanernst_at_dml_aol.com

4. Dot 4 and my BUMPER!!
From: "F.S." <melvnhel_at_dml_earthlink.net>

5. Tie rod end grease boot fragility
From: "Grimsrud, Knut S" <knut.s.grimsrud_at_dml_intel.com>

6. Re: bang head on steering wheel, p2
From: "Sacha Prins" <sprins_at_dml_businessnet.net>

7. Re: Plumbing on fuel system
From: Ann & Ed Thompson <rapparivarat_at_dml_erols.com>





Message: 1
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 05:31:03 EDT
From: deloreanernst_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: bang head on steering wheel...

Had my D since February and never been stuck anywhere.  But... yesterday I 
was backing out of my driveway to jockey around my vehicles when on trying to 
restart... it wouldn't.  Just a grunt like a nearly dead battery.  Headlights 
are bright, so it isn't that.  Battery treminals look clean like new.  Tach 
spun 360 degrees counter clockwise when I cranked it.  I didn't try beating 
my head on the steering wheel like Marty McFly.  Any ideas?  

-Wayne
11174



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Message: 2
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 03:39:22 EDT
From: delorean31_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Brake Dust Shields

I have the Brake Dust Shields installed on my car.  I purchased them from 
DeLorean Motor Center.  I too had a concern about heat build up.  Don Steger 
said this was not a problem and they are indeed designed with small 
directional air vents.  I drove to Cleveland and back to NJ with them on my 
car (1,050 miles).  There were no problems whatsoever.

Gary Gore
Activities Director
DeLorean Mid Atlantic
VIN 3360

<< Are the brake dust shields a good or bad idea for our cars.  I know the
 issue of heat build up is one of concern but is it *really* that much of
 a problem?  I am *so* tired of cleaning off the dust build up on my rims
 that I am considering purchasing the shield to thwart off the
 accumulation.   Here in Maine there are no stop and go traffic issues as
 was the case in Los Angeles.  So would this be a deciding factor?
 Where can you purchase these shield?
 
 I'd appreciate opinions.
 
 Tom
 #05732 >>



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Message: 3
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 08:40:34 EDT
From: deloreanernst_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: bang head on steering wheel, p2

I wrote:<<yesterday I was backing out of my driveway to jockey around my 
vehicles when on trying to restart... it wouldn't.  Just a grunt like a 
nearly dead battery.  Headlights are bright, so it isn't that.  Battery 
treminals look clean like new.  Tach spun 360 degrees counter clockwise when 
I cranked it.  I didn't try beating my head on the steering wheel like Marty 
McFly.  Any ideas?  >>

I neglected to add: tho I have an '82, I have the"Ducey goosey" alternator.  
Been charging just below the red line at about 10.  Could that be it?  Still, 
it came on me suddenly,  no gradual pooping out of the cranking strength. 

-Wayne
11174



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Message: 4
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2000 21:51:26 -0800
From: "F.S." <melvnhel_at_dml_earthlink.net>
Subject: Dot 4 and my BUMPER!!

Hello list,
     
     Today I replaced my slave cylinder and while I was bleeding the 
system some brake fluid spilled on my bumper.  I did not notice it right 
away but when I did I freaked out and cleaned it up.  It was not there 
for a long time but when I cleaned it up it had left a stain where the 
fluid was.  I tried windex and nothing,  I thought that maybe it had 
dried the area so I put Armor-All and it is still there.  The bottle says 
that it might damage the finish if it lands on it.  Does anyone know if 
this chemical is bleach-like or does it just destroy oil and moisture 
like a degreaser.  I was wondering if anyone has had similar experiences 
like this and If so were you able to clean up and get rid of the stain.  
I know that it is really really going to annoy me everytime I look at it!!

Help
Thanks 

Felix



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Message: 5
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 07:55:58 -0700
From: "Grimsrud, Knut S" <knut.s.grimsrud_at_dml_intel.com>
Subject: Tie rod end grease boot fragility

I just replaced the steering rack on my '83 (130K miles) with a refurbished
unit from DMC. The new rack went in relatively painlessly and had the
desired result in  taking the slop out of the steering (I'll include a
complete installation writeup in the next newsletter).

I noticed what seems to be a common problem that I'm hoping to get some help
with. Both the tie rod end grease boots on the old rack I removed were
split. Before installing my new rack, I moistened the new tie rod end boots
a bit in order to resure as much flexibility as I could with them, but when
I installed the new rack one of the new boots split on installation when the
tie rod end was tightened up. The tie rod end grease boots I have are the
beige transparent variety.

What is the solution to avoid splitting the tie rod end grease boots? Is
this a common problem with the tie rod ends and is it caused by the crease
boots becoming brittle over time?

		Knut




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Message: 6
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 22:49:45 +0200 (DST)
From: "Sacha Prins" <sprins_at_dml_businessnet.net>
Subject: Re: bang head on steering wheel, p2

On Tue, 11 Jul 2000 08:40:34 EDT, deloreanernst_at_dml_aol.com wrote:

-> I wrote:<<yesterday [...] Any ideas?  >>
-> 
-> I neglected to add: tho I have an '82, I have the"Ducey goosey" alternator.  
-> Been charging just below the red line at about 10.  Could that be it?  Still, 
-> it came on me suddenly,  no gradual pooping out of the cranking strength. 

Just a thought (I'm new at this :); Is the starter-engine ok?

Sacha
#17115





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Message: 7
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 16:48:50 -0400
From: Ann & Ed Thompson <rapparivarat_at_dml_erols.com>
Subject: Re: Plumbing on fuel system

> What size are the steel fuel lines?  5/16? 
> They measure .317. Is that metric? 

5/16 is exactly .3125

.317 is approximately 8.05 mm



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