Sent: Monday, August 07, 2000 2:25 AM
Subject: [DML] Digest Number 160

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There are 7 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Re: Water Pump on eBay
From: "Vicky Miller" <>

2. Engine Compartment LIGHT Wiring Question.
From: "MrCopies" <>

3. Re: Dead Speedometer
From: "Dave Swingle" <>

4. DMCNews Merchandise
From: "Dave Swingle" <>

5. Re: Evaporative Control System
From: " " <>

6. Re: Doors
From: " " <>

7. Re: Engine Compartment LIGHT Wiring Question.

Message: 1
Date: Sun, 6 Aug 2000 22:24:39 -0400
From: "Vicky Miller" <>
Subject: Re: Water Pump on eBay

hi all .hopefully i can clear up the question about MY water pump.??? this
pump fits a delorean engine exactly. before you throw your advise to the
list you could have asked me directly. just need to clear this problem up.
bob miller

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Rooney <>
To: <>
Date: Sunday, August 06, 2000 1:58 AM
Subject: [DML] Water Pump on eBay

>On eBay right now there's a "DeLorean Water Pump" for sale. The
>current bid is _at_dml_ $91.00 with the reserve not yet met. Looking _at_dml_ the
>picture for the auction, this is NOT an offical part. It looks to be
>a cross-over part from a Volvo. Although it will fit the DeLorean
>motor, and will probably work. But if you're someone who wants to
>keep you car original, the pump will not be. Just wanted to let
>everyone know.
>vin 6585


Message: 2
Date: Sun, 6 Aug 2000 22:45:27 -0500
From: "MrCopies" <>
Subject: Engine Compartment LIGHT Wiring Question.


My engine compartment light wiring (purple, purple/white on the electrical
chart) appears to be missing.

When I bought my car the engine compartment light didn't work. After having
the rear facia removed, stripped and repainted I noticed that the rear
wiring harness doesn't appear to have these wires in the bundle.  Not sure
it it was disconnected at some point or just never there.  Am I looking for
the right colored wires (purple, purple/white)?

The harness in question has a big black plug that connects to the back
righthand wall in the engine compartment.  It's wiring bundle contains the
electrical wires for the rear side marker lights, rear license plate lights
and all the operating and turn signal lights in the rear lenses.

Can you help?

Windsor, Ontario

P.S.  The engine compartment light SWITCH (near the resister)  appears to be
wired correctly.


Message: 3
Date: Mon, 07 Aug 2000 02:49:25 -0000
From: "Dave Swingle" <>
Subject: Re: Dead Speedometer

As is often the case, the answer is already on the DMCNews web at

Where James put it there about 4 years ago. 

Dave Swingle

--- In, "Matthew P. Olans" <mpolans_at_dml_c...> wrote:
> Greetings,
>  My speedometer is being stubborn and has decided not to work.  I
> have to get my car to a shop a few hours away to have a real 
> mechanic look at it and repair the problem.  Does anyone have 
speeds at
> different gears by RPM so I can try to avoide a speeding ticket?  
Any help
> is greatly appreciated.


Message: 4
Date: Mon, 07 Aug 2000 02:53:02 -0000
From: "Dave Swingle" <>
Subject: DMCNews Merchandise

Since it's getting to the later half of the year, I've opened up the 
Christmas Card portion of the DMCNews Merchandise section. It may 
seem early, but December comes quickly. 

I also still have some of the "Espey" posters and radio Service 
Manual reproductions. Check it out at

Dave Swingle


Message: 5
Date: Mon, 07 Aug 2000 03:07:28 -0000
From: " " <>
Subject: Re: Evaporative Control System

The first thing to check is that the vapor hose from tank to vapor 
cannister is not kinked or plugged up. The tank should not build up 
pressure, It can be exceedingly dangerous to have a pressurized gas 
tank, it would spew gas and vapors under pressure and could be a 
blowtorch that could cause an explosion, at the very least disconnect 
the vapor hose at the tank and let it vent until you can fix it
you may vent some vapors but it won't be as dangerous as pressurizing 
the tank.

David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In, "Robert Rooney" <dmcvegas_at_dml_w...> wrote:
> When ever I increase the idle on the engine, the carbon canister 
> doesn't appear to purge itself of the recovered vapors. The odd
> about this is that if I manually apply a vaccum to the canister,
> engine will rev up as the vapors are released and burned. When I
> the engine I can feel a good vaccum from the hose the connects up 
> intake manifold. But it is not as strong as the one that I have to 
> apply to open the canister. From this I have 2 questions: 1. Is


Message: 6
Date: Mon, 07 Aug 2000 02:58:52 -0000
From: " " <>
Subject: Re: Doors

Adjusting the torsion bars is not a task to be taken lightly. In 
addition to all of the previosly mentioned dangers take note of the 
following; the plastic trim covering the anchor bolts is very rare 
hence unobtainable, the edge of the "T" roof under the trim is razor 
sharp so when you take out the bolts from the anchors you can remove 
chunks of skin, during adjustment if the bar moves around and gets 
scratched it WILL break, the bracket that the anchor bracket bolts to 
can come loose or the threads can strip,rarely but sometimes the 
anchor bracket is difficult to remove from the torsion bar. In light 
of all of the possibilities it is best to get someone who has 
expierience in this procedure or at least watch it being done.Most 
delorean clubs have an occasion that this is done or members familiar 
with the procedure. Please do not hurt yourself or use up valuable 
replacement parts, there will never be "repro" torsion bars, when the 
stock is depleted that will be it.During our door adjustment social 
this April in Westwood N.J. even with Rob Grady there was 1 car we 
could not adjust the door on, the anchor bracket anchor was loose and 
stripped. You must always know your limits, there is a tremendous 
amount of power in the torsion bars and it can get away from you 
quickly, so this is one area of the car that a novice should stay
from. Without the best tools and an intimate knowledge of all the 
possiblities that can occur do not attempt the adjustment. With 
breaker bar in hand is not the time to call for help because you
get the anchor bracket back on and your bleeding on the tools.

David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In, "DMC Joe" <dmcjoe_at_dml_a...> wrote:
> Dave,


Message: 7
Date: Sun, 6 Aug 2000 22:59:28 EDT
Subject: Re: Engine Compartment LIGHT Wiring Question.

Maby they took the wires out. The purple wire from fuse #12 goes into the 
light box and the purple / white goes to the switch, it normally open and 
when the lid is raised it shorts the switch to ground to luminate. The light 
is in series with the voltage going to ground. Be sure you have a good 
vin 11004