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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 400
Date: Tuesday, February 06, 2001 8:28 AM

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There are 12 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Re: Re: Stabilizer Recall (was More work ..)
From: "B Benson" <delornut_at_dml_peoplepc.com>

2. cd player question
From: Delorean17_at_dml_aol.com

3. Nose bra pic... oops!
From: deloreanernst_at_dml_aol.com

4. Re: Re: Lug nuts - WARNING-- thank you
From: "Kevin Creason" <dmc4687_at_dml_mindspring.com>

5. Windshield washer loose
From: "Kevin Creason" <dmc4687_at_dml_mindspring.com>

6. Tire Availability (was Re: Matching tyres in the UK)
From: DMCVegas_at_dml_lvcm.com

7. Re: WD-40 the other side
From: "Don Ekhoff" <ekhoff_at_dml_seagullsolutions.net>

8. RE: Tires - Yoko model #
From: "Jack Singer" <jsinger_at_dml_ig2.net>

9. Re: More work done on frame
From: srubano_at_dml_optonline.com

10. Re: Stabilizer Recall (was More work ..)
From: jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net

11. Re: Windshield washer loose
From: RJRavalli_at_dml_AOL.com

12. Re: Windshield washer loose
From: Soma576_at_dml_aol.com





Message: 1
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2001 17:05:55 -0800
From: "B Benson" <delornut_at_dml_peoplepc.com>
Subject: Re: Re: Stabilizer Recall (was More work ..)



It strikes me as strange that so many cars have gone all these years without
the recall kits installed. I bought my '81 new and it came with the kit in a
box in the trunk. Apparently the kits were shipped to the dealers and some
simply threw the box in the trunk. I called the dealer wondering what the
parts were for and was told to bring the car back in as they should have
been installed. Looks like a lot of dealers just didn't install them and
left them in the back of their parts dept or the owners didn't realize what
they were for and disregarded them.

Bruce Benson

> I've put the stabilizer recall kit on several cars now, it's safe to
> say "They all do that". Too bad I didn't figure it out before having
> the parts powdercoated. I really hated having to file off the coating
> to elongate the hole.
>
> I guess we could complain to the manufacturer, but they are a little
> hard to get ahold of now. . . .
>
> Dave Swingle





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Message: 2
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2001 20:10:14 EST
From: Delorean17_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: cd player question

Hello List,
    I wanted to put a CD player in my dmc but I didn't want to take too much 
away from the original appearance.  I decided to go with the German made 
Blaupunkt model RPD440 unit because it is simple and has green allumination.  
I have a modified center console piece.  what else has to be done to 
accomadate the CD player?  will the center plate hold up the CD player with 
it just attached in the rear?  I dont know much about stereos so please let 
me know.  My dash and console are off right now so I have plenty of room to 
work.(recovered console)

Thank You
David
#2496-looking for windshield trim pieces



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Message: 3
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2001 20:35:23 EST
From: deloreanernst_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Nose bra pic... oops!

Hi list-
The link I gave to the nose bra picture the other day is not functioning.  
Sorry, I should have rechecked it first.  Maybe it was housecleaned out, or 
lost in the transition from eGroups to Yahoo.  If anyone would like to see 
it, drop me a line privately.

-Wayne A Ernst
Still living the Dream! 
vin 11174



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Message: 4
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2001 20:49:55 -0600
From: "Kevin Creason" <dmc4687_at_dml_mindspring.com>
Subject: Re: Re: Lug nuts - WARNING-- thank you

I appreciate everyone's warnings. I, at first, was in disbelief about WD-40
being bad for studs. But then, after more careful consideration, I realized
I was basing all my car experience on living in Alaska for 25 years. There
the salt and cold and moisture (snow!) is very hard on wheels. I always kept
a second set of rims with snow/studs for winter driving (this is BD-- before
DMC :) and so was taking rims off twice a year. I found had to have WD40 to
get lugs off and then on again, and never lost a wheel.

But, I live in a TOTALLY different clime now, so I will heed the advice of
you sage DML'ers. No WD40 for my lugs. Now, please kill this thread.





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Message: 5
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2001 20:59:57 -0600
From: "Kevin Creason" <dmc4687_at_dml_mindspring.com>
Subject: Windshield washer loose

My windshield washer is loose and floppy around loose on the wiper.
I can't tell it's broken or just come loose. I think maybe a piece has borken off!
Could someone post a picture of what it should look like and how it connects?
And... while I was messing around with it I pulled the hose off the fitting coming through the vent. The end of the hose looked a little dry and cracked so I cut that end off.  :( Big mistake. Now I don't have a flared end and can't seem to make the little hose slide over the fitting.
Any ideas?


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Message: 6
Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2001 03:13:49 -0000
From: DMCVegas_at_dml_lvcm.com
Subject: Tire Availability (was Re: Matching tyres in the UK)

I was wondering this question myself earlier, so I figured that there 
might be others out there wondering the same thing. With talk of 
Yokohama slowing down/cutting production, I was a bit worried about 
tire availability for matching sets. Surfing around the internet for 
the past hour, I've been to a few tire manufacturer sites. If Yokohama 
were to cancel tire production, there wouldn't be a problem finding 
new tires to fit the D. Although I do admit that I would sorely miss 
the Yoko's! From what I've seen, the Dean Cheetah Touring G/T's don't 
look too bad. A close match so far appears to be the Nitto NT-460 
Premium Touring. A friend of mine though highly reccomended the Cooper 
Cobra's from past expierience with his cars (all non-DeLorean). 
Personally, I don't have any reccomendations for tires at this time 
other then the Yoko's. Just listing some of the other options 
available.

-Robert
vin 6585



--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., loweryd_at_dml_n... wrote:
<SNIP>
>I also called Yokohama 
> (800-722-9888)and they said that they indeed "slowed down" 
production 
> of the AVS Intermediate and that they will replace that tire line 
with 
> another sometime this year.
<SNIP>




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Message: 7
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2001 19:30:58 -0800
From: "Don Ekhoff" <ekhoff_at_dml_seagullsolutions.net>
Subject: Re: WD-40 the other side

I just talked to a friend in the firearms industry about WD-40.  Turns out
he made the same mistake years ago with a whole case of expensive military
shells and guns.    Upon investigation he found out that what it really does
is displace water that is on the surface and moves it along in its wicking
path.  In the case of guns and ammo it will move the water along to some
crevasse inside (like a primer cap or trigger mechanism) and then bridge the
water with an oily film.  That will cause corrosion and primers to fail.

Don't know how much this is true, but it makes an element of sense.  I
personally use Prolon's spray and am sold on it.  I pulled the Patent on it
a few years ago and seems it is based on a chemistry that was known in the
20's but was too corrosive to handle.  What the Prolon guys did was to
stabilize it.  They excelled to the extent that it is now an excellent
corrosion inhibitor.

I believe silicone sprays have their place as well.

Donald L. Ekhoff
(Several s/n's)


----- Original Message -----
From: "William T Wilson" <fluffy_at_dml_snurgle.org>
To: <dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, February 05, 2001 12:31 PM
Subject: Re: [DML] WD-40 the other side


> On Sun, 4 Feb 2001, Les Huckins wrote:
>
> > anecdote, I hope it's permissible, I have a friend who's a cop, he
> > used WD-40 to oil his police special, decided to do the bullets
>
> I'd like to mention that WD-40 isn't really an oil.  It's a decent
> penetrant, but after it's been out of the can for a while, the light
> components evaporate, and it turns into a sort of sticky goo.  This is why
> if you oil a squeaky door or something with WD-40 after a while it will be
> back worse than before.
>
> The only thing I ever use WD-40 for any more is unsticking stuck stuff,
> and even then, I prefer Liquid Wrench.
>
>
>
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Message: 8
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2001 22:54:12 -0500
From: "Jack Singer" <jsinger_at_dml_ig2.net>
Subject: RE: Tires - Yoko model #

	Okay it is time for me to get new tires and everyone thinks that
Yoko's are the way to go.  So I probably missed it but what is the tire
model that I need for the front and back.

	Jack 5823



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Message: 9
Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2001 04:32:54 -0000
From: srubano_at_dml_optonline.com
Subject: Re: More work done on frame

The repairs Nick made to his vacum line are adequate. All vacum lines 
are made of rubber in a car. The only reason why the line on the D is 
made of steel is because of the length it runs. It would take a long 
time to rot out that small section of rubber hose he used to mend the 
pipe. Since the pipe does not carry any fluid nor there is any chance 
of any fluid to get on it (from where it is located), I doubt it will 
rot any time soon. The original rubber lines at the ends of that 
vacum line are still in great condition (and they are rubber on the 
pipe) after 20 years. Yes I agree that if it would need to be 
replaced it would be a hassle BUT I think that hose will last past 
another 20 years of the life of the D. Rubber vacum lines that do rot 
are generally always the ones that are in the engine compartment of 
the car due to oil getting on them and softening/rotting them and 
also from the heat cracking them.

My 2 cents worth

Steve

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., jtrealty_at_dml_w... wrote:
> While the repair you said you did to the vacuum line would be 
> adequate under normal circumstances I recomend you replace the 
entire 
> line. Someday in the future you may develop a vacuum leak when the 
> rubber line ages and not only will you or the next owner not be 
able 
> to find it, you can't repair it without again removing the body! > 
David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757
> 





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Message: 10
Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2001 05:12:17 -0000
From: jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net
Subject: Re: Stabilizer Recall (was More work ..)

My guess on this is that toward the end the dealers were not getting 
reembursed on the warranty work they had to perform so they started to 
skip any jobs that they could hoping things would improve and they 
would "get back" to it. Why put in for more labor if they hadn't 
gotten what the had already done? Instead of filling up their parts 
room let the owner hold on to the parts and maybe they would forget. 
Most of the cars I have seen have had the inertia switch done, the 
ball joints done, the sway bar brackets done, but I have seen more 
than a few without the throttle recall. A poll on recalls could prove 
interesting.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757


--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., "B Benson" <delornut_at_dml_p...> wrote:
> 
> 
> It strikes me as strange that so many cars have gone all these years 
without
> the recall kits installed. I bought my '81 new and it came with the 





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Message: 11
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2001 01:37:06 EST
From: RJRavalli_at_dml_AOL.com
Subject: Re: Windshield washer loose

I've wondered about this problem too...I just have a hose coming up
through the vent and nowhere to attatch it to.  The "clip" part on
the passengers side wiper is basicaly snapped and hanging loose
and I'm not sure what to do with it.  A description of how the
window washer is supposed to work would help me too.  :)

Thanks,

Richard



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Message: 12
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2001 01:12:07 EST
From: Soma576_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Windshield washer loose

In a message dated 2/5/01 9:12:32 PM Central Standard Time, 
dmc4687_at_dml_mindspring.com writes:


> My windshield washer is loose and floppy around loose on the wiper.
> I can't tell it's broken or just come loose. I think maybe a piece has 
> borken off!
> Could someone post a picture of what it should look like and how it 
> connects?
> 
> 

the windshield washer nozzle is plastic, and of course, often breaks.  mine 
was broken and dangling when i bought my delorean this fall.  i ordered a new 
one from DMC Houston and i just installed it today!  what you get is a 
plastic nozzle that looks like it's twice as long as it should be.  actually, 
you bend half of it over, and it clamps all the way around the wiper like a 
'U'. there are two clips on the bottom end which fit over the top end.  it 
was pretty sketchy though - i needed to use pliers to get that stupid thing 
to clip together!  the part was cheap though.  i believe it was about $6.00?  

andy

Soma576_at_dml_aol.com
1982 DeLorean DMC-12 VIN#11596
Fargo, ND 58102


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