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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 804
Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2001 6:37 PM

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There are 8 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Re: Low Gas Light

2. Delorean Molds

3. Re: Low Gas Light
From: Peter Lucas <>

4. Re: Re: Low Gas Light

5. RE: Radio removal?
From: "Willie Mack" <>

6. RE: Low Gas Light
From: "Willie Mack" <>

7. Trailing Arm Bolt poll

8. Sterling

Message: 1
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 14:52:51 -0000
Subject: Re: Low Gas Light

If you still have the OEM sender unit don't trust the level indication 
and don't expect the low level light to work or be accurate. If you 
want something that you can trust you can't even fuss with it to get 
it to work as it isn't reliable. As of this point in time the only 
sure way to fix the fuel indicator once and for all is to get a 
Tankzilla. Yes it is expensive but so is running out of gas. It is 
VERY easy to install and has an excellent warranty. The only complaint 
I have ever heard about it is the price. The warning is supposed to be 
enough so you can get to the next gas station unless you are in the 
middle of a desert. I always use the trip odometer to cross-check 
against the fuel gauge. A little habit I picked up from flying. There 
are still a ridiculus amount of forced landings due to fuel 
starvation, that is what killed John Denver!
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757  

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., "Willie Mack" <wmack_at_dml_v...> wrote:
> Does anyone know at what level the low gas light is 
> suppose to come on?

[moderator snip]


Message: 2
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 14:57:25 -0000
Subject: Delorean Molds

What molds are being sold on e-bay right now. Where did they come
from. Maybe there are some more laying around.  Ed 


Message: 3
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 09:58:21 -0500
From: Peter Lucas <>
Subject: Re: Low Gas Light

It is quite possible that your low fuel light will *never* come on.

Inside the fuel sender, there is a long, bare wire that runs from the 
connector at the top all the way down to the float contact at the 
bottom. This wire sometimes comes loose, effectively disabling the 
warning light (although still permitting the gas gauge to work).  This 
is easily repaired by anyone who can solder.

--Pete Lucas
   VIN #06703


Message: 4
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 10:49:03 EST
Subject: Re: Re: Low Gas Light

On the original factory's sending unit in my DeLorean, the light would come 
on when there is two to three gallons left which is about the same with the 
Tankzilla units.

With the Tankzilla units (I had two units, for one was a replacement) both of 
them turned the warning light on when there is slightly around three gallons 
left.  The warning light will start to FLICKER on and off when you have 3 to 
4 gallons in the tank.  When the lights STAYS ON, you have 2.5 gallons left 
as reserve.

Many times when the light would come on and a stays on, I would continue to 
drive and put on at least 25 to 35 miles on the odometer (at times up to 38 
to 40 miles and I won't push it beyond that) before I would stop to fill up 
at the next gas station.  I would fill my tank until the gas is up to the 
opening of the neck. (Yes, I know I am not supposed to do that, but I am 
driving on a long trip so the gas will get consumed within several minutes to 
bring the level below the fill neck and my tank to the filler neck don't 
leak.)  I would then drive on, until the lights come on again and I would 
fill it up again in the same manner.  In doing so, I can get a very accurate 
amount of gallons filled, which is 11 to 12 gallons.  The DeLorean's tank 
capacity is rated at 13.2 gallons, and subtracting the 11 or 12 gallons 
filled (as indicated by the pump -- and there is variations which leads me to 
believe the pumps are NOT all accurate... hummm???), therefore, there is 2 
gallons in reserve.  Remember, this is my car and "its" sending unit ... 
yours may differ slightly. 

FYI... The brand of gas, the octane, the highway's terrain and weather 
conditions and traveling at an average speed of 60 MPH, I would get 27 up to 
30 MPG with a passenger (my wife of 130 lbs) with additional luggage and 
other gears of 25 to 70 lbs in weight as payload.  This for me, makes the 
DeLorean worth its weight over many other exotics cars I driven or owned. 

Kayo Ong
Lic. 9D NY

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Message: 5
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 12:23:08 -0500
From: "Willie Mack" <>
Subject: RE: Radio removal?

While we are on this topic, i installed a new radio this summer.  And, when
i went to put the consule back together and i couldn't figure out how to get
the rubber vent to fit back together.  Any suggestions?


-----Original Message-----
> From: []
> Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2001 11:41 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [DML] Radio removal?

> Just did this last week. If you want to work on the lights
> and switches for the climate control panel, here's how to
> go about it.

[moderator snip]


Message: 6
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 12:23:09 -0500
From: "Willie Mack" <>
Subject: RE: Low Gas Light

How would i go about adjusting the light?  On a original sender.


-----Original Message-----
> From: []
> Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2001 10:34 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [DML] Low Gas Light

[moderator snip]

> It has to be adjusted from the inside.
> John hervey


Message: 7
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 19:11:11 -0000
Subject: Trailing Arm Bolt poll

Hello List - I just wanted to encourage everybody to respond to the 
poll regarding the trailing arm bolts.  I see that we have over 100 
votes for the coolant bottle poll, but only 38 for this very important 
poll.  There are many people who are very interested in the results of 
this poll, so ... GO VOTE!  (Even you "Digest lurkers" out there 
should participate, even if you don't normally contribute to the 
ongoing DML dialog).

Toby Peterson  VIN 2248


Message: 8
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 15:10:54 EST
Subject: Sterling

[Moderator Note: file this away as interesting trivia, but unless someone reveals more of a DeLorean connection please do not make a thread out of it.  -Mike Substelny]

I don't know if this will make it past the moderator, but awhile ago on the list I mentioned a kit car an acquaintence of mine had that made an interesting crusing partner for a D.  I just found out what it was, a Nova/Sterling kit car.  (See!98!20!D7E021FEE54A/ROAD-RAT3/CALIFORNIACOMPONENT/).  Has anyone on the list ever seen one of these cars or teamed up with one in any fashion?   Next to the Bricklin, these are the only other exotic door cars I have seen that seem to have a wide circulation.  I guess they were big in the 70s, pre-DeLorean days.



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