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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 210

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Topics in this digest:

1. Re: trans filter/Delorean Motor Company
From: William T Wilson <>

2. RPM Chart
From: "Erik Geerdink" <>

3. Re: Delorean Article

4. Re: Delorean Article

5. Re: dmc2 watch a good investment?

6. Re: Coasting and pulsating
From: " " <>

Message: 1
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2000 19:46:02 -0400 (EDT)
From: William T Wilson <>
Subject: Re: trans filter/Delorean Motor Company

[MODERATOR'S NOTE: I got quote a volume of messages regarding this topic
that were along similar lines (indicating positive DMC experiences).
Rather than perpetuate this discussion too far I'm dropping messages on
this thread that have no new substantial content.]

On Thu, 7 Sep 2000, Jeff  wrote:

> filter.  I was told to clean mine.  One company, Delorean Motor 
> Company of Texas was no help at all!  I WILL NEVER BUY ANYTHING FROM 
> THIS GUY!  I wanted to find out what type of Renault auto trans was 
> in the Delorean so I could try and find a filter elsewhere.  His 

If you call a parts supplier and ask them to help you get a part
elsewhere... I think it's understandable to be unhelpful.  Of course if
they didn't have it in stock, that's a different story.

It's certainly not the sort of thing you usually see from DMC Houston.
But many parts stores have the DeLorean in their computers and/or catalogs
and you shouldn't need the Renault part number.

> Does anyone know of a source for auto trans filters, or what type 
> transmission is in the car?  I think the trans is from a R-20/R-30. 

It's an R30.

> Also, what did Delorean do to make the engine/transaxle set up work?  
> Did they move the ring gear from one side to the other? 

The whole final drive assembly is different.  The ring gear is on the
other side, but the modifications are more extensive that that.  You might
be able to use a Renault transmission, by replacing it with a DeLorean
final drive.


Message: 2
Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2000 20:49:39 -0000
From: "Erik Geerdink" <>
Subject: RPM Chart

I can't remember where I saw it, but could someone send me the link 
to the graph that shows MPH relation to RPM?  I checked the back 
issues and the DMCNEWS homepage but couldn't find it.


Erik Geerdink


Message: 3
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2000 16:30:30 EDT
Subject: Re: Delorean Article

    I recently purchased the CQ magazine for the article.  It includes an 
interview with Delorean about his plans for new cars.  It is titled "Wings of 
Desire" (Pg 320)and says Delorean is working with Burt Rutan (the man who 
designed the airplane that flew around the world nonstop).  The lower priced 
car will weigh about 1,450 lbs and have a 250-275 hp engine that Delorean 
claims will be good for 3.2-3.5 seconds 0-60 times.  It is made for the youth 
of America (drawing back to the muscle cars)
    The 2nd car is supposed to be very expense and have a 1,250hp engine 
(which Delorean laughs after saying) and will be entirely handmade...possibly 
in Italy and it is about 85 % done.

Chris Miller


Message: 4
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2000 17:22:58 EDT
Subject: Re: Delorean Article

The National Enquirer has an article on the DeLorean in the September 12, 
2000 edition.



Message: 5
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2000 15:05:01 EDT
Subject: Re: dmc2 watch a good investment?

If you print out the order form that was mentioned in the last mailing of the 
DMC2 Watch Group, It has the address and phone number on it.  Here it is as 
it appears on the order form:

DeLorean Time Inc.
62 Burd Street
Nyack, NY 10960
(845) 358-2700 Ext 12&16

Gary Gore
Activities Director 
DeLorean Mid Atlantic

<< << How would one go about putting the $3000.00 down for the DMC-2 
  I noticed that the DMC-2 watch site just says "under construction, will soon
  have an interview with John Delorean". Is there an address or phone # to
  someone at? >>
 You could e-mail his daughter, Kathryn DeLorean.  She had the flyers at 
 Cincinnatti, and can no doubt give you an address. (I have a flyer at home 
 with an address, but not here with me.)  You can e-mail me for her e-mail 
 address.  She mentioned it publically at Cincinnatti, but I don't want to be 
 presumptuous and post it online.
 -Wayne >>


Message: 6
Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2000 04:44:12 -0000
From: " " <>
Subject: Re: Coasting and pulsating

I can think of two reasons for the pulsating, a pulsating fuel 
pressure (which you can check with a fuel pressure gauge) or a
in the secondary ignition circuit such as a bad ignition wire, fouled 
spark plug, arcing dist cap. It could also be an unbalance in the
distibuter. Thinking more about it I would probably suspect a fuel 
injector that is out of spec. Every time it's turn comes around it 
puts out the wrong amount of fuel. Knowing how touchy the fuel system 
is to dirt that would probably be my first choice. A quick test of
ignition system, run the car at night in a dark spot with the engine 
cover open, put your hands in your pockets and while someone can rev 
the engine observe the ignition system for blue glows or sparks.
You cannot check the spark plug boots this way because of the deep 
wells. If the wires are origional just replace them. The injectors
be tested and posssibly cleaned by someone with access to an injector 
tester, you don't always have to replace them.

David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In, jdsjlv_at_dml_a... wrote:
> With all of the posts regarding hesitation, ect. I figured I would 
comment on 
> how my D pulsates while coasting. Yesterday I was cruising down a 
flat road 
> in my home town. I had my foot resting on the accelerator and I was 
in 3rd 
> gear. My RPM's were right on the 2100 mark and my speedo read 35 
MPH. What I 
> felt was a slight pulsation, almost as if the car was trying to
up with 
> the pace given the consistent placement of the accelerator. If I 
pressed down 
> more on the pedal or released it, nothing out of the ordinary would 
> either it would accelerate strong or decelerate accordingly. My 
question is 
> this: given that the D is a CFI engine (right?) would this explain 
> pulsating at a consistent speed? I don't feel it unless I really 
> on it, or If I go slow enough. Last year I had my micro switch (the 
one near 
> the accelerator spool) replaced and my car is properly serviced.
> experienced this before? To better explain the feeling behind the 
> imagine sitting in a chair and ever so gently moving forward and 
backward - 
> that's what it feels like! Any ideas???
> Thanks,
> Joshua D. Schwartz
> 001292
> Trumbull, CT