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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 832
Date: Monday, December 17, 2001 11:46 AM

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There are 8 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Engine cover

2. Re: No Spark
From: "jtrealtywebspannet" <>

3. Re: Where does it go 2nd attempt

4. Re: No Spark

5. Seal Problems
From: "Palatinus, Joe" <>

6. RE: No Spark

7. RE: Re: Supercharger retrofit
From: "Scott Mueller" <>

From: "Marc A. Levy" <>

Message: 1
Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2001 23:13:28 EST
Subject: Engine cover

Hi again,

Does anyone on the list have any suggestions on how to repair an engine 
cover, mine is missing a good sized chunk near and including the latch.  Does 
anyone have one for sale, I'll even take a slightly damaged one, it couldent 
get much worse then the one Ive got



Message: 2
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 05:06:15 -0000
From: "jtrealtywebspannet" <>
Subject: Re: No Spark

If you had spark before all of this work it is either something you 
did or you installed a defective part. The first thing to do is a 
visual inspection making sure that you didn't inadvertantly knock 
loose a plug or wire. Next remove the coil to distributer wire at the 
distributer and while someone cranks over the engine see if you can 
get spark. This will tell you if the problem is in the primary or 
secondary part of the ignition system. Be careful as there is a lot of 
voltage here and you can get hurt if not done safely. Let's assume no 
spark. Check again the wires on the ballast resistors, and coil. If 
you don't see anything wrong use a test light or meter and see if you 
are getting any voltage on the coil. Now let's assume no voltage at 
the coil. Check fuse # 1. Refering to M:18:04 check for voltage at UY 
and W at the ballast resitors. If you get voltage and the fuse is good 
then you are left with a bad ECU, or pickup coil in the dist. The most 
common failure point is either a loose plug to the pickup coil or a 
bad coil. It is highly unlikely a part failed during a tune-up. The 
most likely problem is you knocked a wire off somewhere or the plug to 
the pickup coil.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757 

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., Senatorpack_at_dml_c... wrote:
> Hi all,
>     After an extensive and labor intensive weekend, I have 
encountered a 
> small predicament. The cap, rotor, wires, plugs, & coil were replace 
> DeLorean parts. The car is getting fuel down to the injectors, 
however no 
> spark. I have done this tune up before about 25 times.
>     Any tips????????
> Mike


Message: 3
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 01:24:36 EST
Subject: Re: Where does it go 2nd attempt


       If you'd like to see that same vacuum tube from the other side of the 
pontoon, simply pull up the carpet on the parcel shelf and remove the cover 
behind the drivers seat ( the one over the ignition module). There you should 
see that same vacuum line coming into the car from the rear, just under the 
hood latch pull. It goes from there into the center console and finally ends 
in the A/C control switch. From the fire wall back, it goes out into the 
pontoon, out into the engine compartment, to the hot water valve which is 
just in front of the engine.

John Weaver 
RED DMC #10527

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Message: 4
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 01:30:12 EST
Subject: Re: No Spark


    Maybe the plug going to the distributor has gotten disconnected while you 
were working back there?  That would kill the spark.  Just a thought.

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Happy Holidays!


Message: 5
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 02:14:05 -0500
From: "Palatinus, Joe" <>
Subject: Seal Problems

I leave my car outside all he time, and since I have been at college for a
while, I forget how dirty I left the car, but sometime I would leave the car
and swaer that the interior was clean and come back in a week, and find
leaves inside the passenger foot well.  On my way home from school I turned
on the fans only to get blasted in the face by leaves and pieces of grass,
which I am sure are still clogging up m climate control system.. My
passenger complains of a draft in the foot well, and when driving, I can
feel it, but I see no visible gaping holes!  It seems that if leaves are
getting in (let alone water) than I probably have something that needs to be
sealed.  Any ideas?

Joe Palatinus
VIN 17167 6808

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Message: 6
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 06:21:57 -0500
Subject: RE: No Spark

Is there power at the coil when cranking? Is there power at the ballast resistor? Does the tach needle move when ignition is on or cranking? Is the primary wire from coil to distributor good? Is the ECU connected up properly? Is the trigger wire from coil to ECU disconnected. Is the rotor installed correctly? (It's possible to miss the slot and still get the cap on). Were you working in the ECU compartment behind the drivers seat? Have you checked the ECU grounds? Does ECU have power? Get your wiring diagram out. Have you checked the inductor coil. Earlier posts to the list contain details on the inductor coil located in the distributor itself. wrote:

>Hi all,
>    After an extensive and labor intensive weekend, I have encountered a 
>small predicament. The cap, rotor, wires, plugs, & coil were replace with 
>DeLorean parts. The car is getting fuel down to the injectors, however no 


Message: 7
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 06:44:01 -0600
From: "Scott Mueller" <>
Subject: RE: Re: Supercharger retrofit

Try your local flea markets and auto swap meets.  Years ago, me and my
friends built "race" engines using used parts that we had scrounged up at
swap meets.  Low buck and fast cars.
Scott Mueller
DMCNEWS 002981
DOA 5031

-----Original Message-----
From: therealdmcvegas []
Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2001 2:03 AM
Subject: [DML] Re: Supercharger retrofit

sitting at your local junkyard. So far I've been to
quite a few of the local yards here, and have never seen a
blower, or any simular set up lying around. In fact last summer
when I was buying suspension parts to repair a friends car, the
guy next to me while I was paying was asking about
superchargers for a Camaro. The guy behind the counter told
him that they never buy cars with afttermarket mods. If it's not
factory original, they don't buy it because of the limited market,
and possible damage of other parts from misuse and poor


Message: 8
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 08:44:53 -0500
From: "Marc A. Levy" <>

Don at DMC Garden Grove sells a adjustable rear link.  I think the DMC
MidWest club may also sell one.

They will allow you to adjust the rear camber on the car.  I have a set
of Don's on my car, and they work great!

-----Original Message-----
From: Lance Haslewood []
Sent: Sunday, December 16, 2001 4:01 PM


One member on the list suggested that I have a full rear alignment 
done.  This cannot be done as upper control arm has no adjustment?
it have an eccentric bolt, then adjustment could be made.  Would be 
grateful if anyone has the answer on how the camber can be adjusted.


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