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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 600
Date: Thursday, June 21, 2001 5:15 AM

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There are 5 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Re: Lambda Sensor (was: Re: Advice on tuning my engine)
From: Jan van de Wouw <Jan_at_dml_vdWouw.Demon.nl>

2. RE: Car Show Flyer
From: "Michael" <michael_at_dml_babbtechnology.com>

3. Throttle Cover
From: wmack <wmack_at_dml_vt.edu>

4. Re: turn signals
From: Jan van de Wouw <Jan_at_dml_vdWouw.Demon.nl>

5. Re: Nationality of DeLorean
From: senatorpack_at_dml_cs.com





Message: 1
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 22:14:34 +0200
From: Jan van de Wouw <Jan_at_dml_vdWouw.Demon.nl>
Subject: Re: Lambda Sensor (was: Re: Advice on tuning my engine)

William T Wilson wrote:

> > I thought the O2 sensor was before the cat on a delorean
> The O2 sensor is before the cat on every fuel injected car
[snip]

This is true, what I meant with the freeer flow of the exhaust gasses can be
understood best if you compare the cat with a revolving door: a limited amount
of people can go through per time unit. The people that cannot go through right
away crowd up the space just before the door, to get through as soon as
possible, if you remove the door the people can go through much faster, so there
is no crowding. With gasses this is the same: the cat is restrictive, so this
accumulates gasses just before the cat, at the connection where the X-over pipe
meets the left manifold and that is where the O2-sensor sits... (just in front
of the "door")

> Removal of the cat should not upset the O2 sensor at all.  Since the O2
> sensor is not used at full throttle conditions and (IIRC) is not used at
> idle either, 

I did not know this, I guess I have to study the manuals some more...

> I would look elsewhere for the problem.  While a problem with
> the O2 sensor might be responsible for very bad gas mileage, 

I'll just see what the shop comes up with tomorrow; I passed along all good tips
I got.
The O2-sensor can be ruled out if you ask me: this was replaced less than 1500
miles ago for my cars' first 30,000 miles service  :-)

JAN van de Wouw
Thinking Different...   Using a Mac...
Living the Dream...   Driving a DeLorean...

#05141 "Dagger" since Sept. 2000

check out the Delorean-Files at:
http://www.deloreanfiles.nl/
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Message: 2
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 18:03:43 -0400
From: "Michael" <michael_at_dml_babbtechnology.com>
Subject: RE: Car Show Flyer

If you check in the Vault/Files section of Yahoo Groups under
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dmcnews/files/tri-fold/ there is a Trifold
brochure in Adobe Acrobat format that I created for handing out at car
shows.

Hope this helps!

Michael C. Babb


-----Original Message-----
From: Jack Stiefel [mailto:stiefel_at_dml_minalco.com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2001 4:13 PM
To: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com
Subject: [DML] Car Show Flyer

I have searched the archives with no luck as of yet.  I remember and had a
copy of a small flyer giving the details of the DeLorean for car shows and
such.  I am going to be interviewed by our local newspaper and would like to
keep the info as accurate as possible.  If anyone has this please email me
directly or attach it to an email.

Thanks

Jack & Virginia Stiefel
'81 DeLorean Vin 03461 Aug.1981 NYS Lic:1981 DMC
'97 Red BMW Z3 Convertible 6 cyl, not the baby 4
'99 Ford Expedition 4x4 Eddie Bauer Edition
'01 Black PT Cruiser Limited w/Flames
Visit us at www.sacketmansion.com



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Message: 3
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 18:30:05 -0400
From: wmack <wmack_at_dml_vt.edu>
Subject: Throttle Cover

Where can i find the throttle spool cover?  Last winter my throttle cable 
frozen in its sheathing and i think that was were the water got in.

Thanks
  Willie Mack
  Vin 5043
  DOA 5940




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Message: 4
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 00:43:34 +0200
From: Jan van de Wouw <Jan_at_dml_vdWouw.Demon.nl>
Subject: Re: turn signals

David wrote:

> For some reason I can not get my turn signals to work.  They do not work 
> on the 4 way position either.  The front two have new sockets and the rear 
> have new bulbs with screws through the rivets.(zilla boards are on the way)  
> what could be the problem?  its as if they are getting no power at all.

They probably aren't...
Have you checked both fuses #4 AND #6 ??? If tose are both OK, I'd check if the
plug on the back of the Hazard switch is seated well: the blinker unit (#60 in
the diagram) gets its power through this switch, if you remove this switch the
whole circuit doesn't work if I remember correctly...
I remembered reading you checked out the mode switch a little while ago (msg #
17956); you probably knocked the plug off or loose...

The wiring to this particular switch seems a bit strange, this has to do with
the fact that if you draw too much power from the blinker you get a different
frequency (slower), just as you get a faster blink when one bulb is out...

Hope this helps,

JAN van de Wouw
Thinking Different...   Using a Mac...
Living the Dream...   Driving a DeLorean...

#05141 "Dagger" since Sept. 2000

check out the Delorean-Files at:
http://www.deloreanfiles.nl/
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Message: 5
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 21:22:01 EDT
From: senatorpack_at_dml_cs.com
Subject: Re: Nationality of DeLorean



    The Vehicle Identification number

SCEDT26T7BD000500,

    The first character is the country code. In the case of British 
manufactured cars such as, Lotus, TVR, MG, Rolls Royce, Jaguar, DeLorean, 
etc., etc., this is indicated by an "S"
    
    As for whether or not if the DMC was made in the United States at the 
time is questionable.
    DeLorean commented that the automotive press was not very happy with the 
majority of American made cars, or manufactures 20-25 years ago.
    The innovations that the Japanese manufactures achieved were hailed by 
the auto magazines shortly after the DeLorean saga in the early 1980s.
    Maybe the DeLorean should have been built in Japan.

Regards,
Michael Pack
    



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