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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 1178
Date: Saturday, August 31, 2002 4:48 PM

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Topics in this digest:

1. Re: Gas leak
From: "jtrealtywebspannet" <>

2. RE: Eurofest 2002
From: Travis Goodwin <>

3. Re. Brakes and servicing of callipers.
From: "jamesrguk" <>

4. DeLorean Rental in England
From: "IN2TIME" <>

Message: 1
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2002 16:37:36 -0000
From: "jtrealtywebspannet" <>
Subject: Re: Gas leak

It is rare that the hose will leak where the barb connects to it. If 
it is leaking the hose is too short to repair. You cannot cut off the 
barb and reinsert it without the hose being too short. You will have 
to replace the hose. Before you do that it is possible that the bolt 
holding the barb onto the cold start valve has loosened. Before 
tightening it though you should replace the 2 copper gaskets. If you 
don't have any a trick I have used is to heat the old ones up to 
anneal them so they can be reused. After annealing they are softened 
and when you reinstall them they are "work hardened" again. If they 
are not deformed in shape or size this can be done repeatedly. You are 
correct in not taking any chances with a fuel leak, with the pressures 
in the system any leak can become a miniature blow-torch.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., Aaron King <floodle_at_dml_s...> wrote:
> Hopefully someone can help me with this annoying problem that has 
cropped up 
> recently.  Mark Vanyo (of the PNDC) and I just recently finished 
> the auto trans governor in my car.  All seemed to go successfully, 
but not it 
> seems I have a different problem.  When the car is idling (I haven't 
> taking it out with a gas leak) there is gas leaking from the 
coldstart valve.  

> Aaron King
> Bothell, WA
> vin#1217


Message: 2
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2002 13:04:54 -0400
From: Travis Goodwin <>
Subject: RE: Eurofest 2002

In order for us to qualify, we need PRE REGISTERED cars. We has 7 last year,
but only about 4 of us pre-registered. If you plan to attend, pre-register
and we can qualify for more trophies!

Last year we were in the back in the shade next to the Merkur XR4Ti group. 

As a side note, the gull wing Mercedes won Best of Show last year.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sean Howley []
> Subject: Re: [DML] Eurofest 2002
> To expand on what Brian said, for the past 4 years (these are the only
> years that I have participated), we have had our own class, but we have not yet had enough cars show for there to be 3 places awarded. 
> Sean Howley
> VIN#2345


Message: 3
Date: Sat, 31 Aug 2002 08:27:53 -0000
From: "jamesrguk" <>
Subject: Re. Brakes and servicing of callipers.

Hi all,

The brakes on the DeLorean can be very effective but there are many 
things you can do to get the best from them.

Firstly change your brake fluid and bleed the system, brake fluid is 
hydroscopic and absorbs atmospheric moisture, water squishes more 
than brake fluid hence spongy brakes.

Also tyre choice is crucial, what's the point is stopping the wheel 
spinning if it is still sliding over the ground. I have been in a 
couple of DeLoreans among other cars with Pirelli tyres on and they 
seem to stick to the road very well.

Servicing the calliper is not hard either if a bit messy. Remove the 
calliper pop out the pistons clean them with very fine wet and dry 
change the rubber seals if required (service kits are available which 
are quite cheap). Install pistons into the calliper install back on 
car and bleed the system.  I did this to my front callipers last 
weekend as I had a shake under braking and not the car brakes better 
than ever.

There are also vented disks and calliper upgrades available from the 
same guy who does the Cat by-pass I think he is from Holland (I am 
sure someone else on the list knows his details) they looked quite 

And braided brake lines also take some of the squishiness out of the 
braking system as they do not expand under braking as much as the 
original lines, or so I am told.

Hope this helps

James RG


Message: 4
Date: Sat, 31 Aug 2002 07:44:34 -0700
From: "IN2TIME" <>
Subject: DeLorean Rental in England

If you would be interested in providing your DeLorean for a wedding in
Bournemouth, England, please contact me privately for additional



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