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Date: Monday, September 09, 2002 3:16 AM

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There are 7 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Re: What is a Diode?
From: "Multiplex" <mux_at_dml_wxs.nl>

2. Re: What is a Diode?
From: Joe Bachmann <joe.bachmann_at_dml_newmail.net>

3. Re: Cold start problem
From: "jtrealtywebspannet" <jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net>

4. Re: Electric Delorean Track Test
From: Peter Lucas <lucas_at_dml_Maya.com>

5. Re: Electric Delorean...a Perpetual Motion Machine?
From: Robert Greenhaw <deloreandude_at_dml_juno.com>

6. Re: Electric Delorean Track Test
From: "Hank Eskin" <henry_at_dml_ix.netcom.com>

7. Electric Car Discussion
From: "David Swingle" <dswingle_at_dml_enteract.com>





Message: 1
Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2002 11:47:51 +0200
From: "Multiplex" <mux_at_dml_wxs.nl>
Subject: Re: What is a Diode?

Hi Bobby,

No idea where the diode is but a diode basically is a device that only lets
electrisity flow in one direction. You can check if a diode still works by
checking the resitance of the diode (while its not wired up to the circuit).
Measure it one way and it should show a very high resistance, turn the wires
around and it should show a very low resistance.

If a diode is broken it usually doesn't let any current flow in any
direction so it could very well be your problem.

Hope that helps,

Bastiaan Olij
home: http://mux.speed.planet.nl
email: mux_at_dml_wxs.nl
ICQ: 35645433

1989 Porsche 944 S2 (for sale)
1981 Delorean DMC-12 vin 4597
1988 CRX (fixing up just for fun)

----- Original Message -----
From: "BDM" <bmims1_at_dml_ut-texas.com>
To: <dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, September 08, 2002 2:42 AM
Subject: [DML] What is a Diode?


> My passenger door wiring has no power.  I have removed the T-Panel on the
top and cleaned the roof plugs.  I have verified continuity from the roof
plugs to the door harness wiring.  I have verified the wiring continuity
from the door light switch to the lights in the door.
>
> I have a wiring diagram and I suspect that the diode in the circuit is
faulty.  However, I do not know where it is located nor what it looks like.
How do I check the diode and are the difficult to diagnose?



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Message: 2
Date: Sun, 08 Sep 2002 05:51:15 -0500
From: Joe Bachmann <joe.bachmann_at_dml_newmail.net>
Subject: Re: What is a Diode?

To check the diode, use and ohm meter. On way should be infinite resistance, the other a short. Some meter will have a diode check function. You can also use that in the same manner. The band around one side of the diode is the negative side. A good diode will read a short (or
a junction drop with a diode tester) when connected correctly. It will be infinite when backwards.

Otherwise, if you don't have an ohm meter: Connect a 12v lamp in series with the diode. Try placing it both ways across a 12v dc source. It should light up one direction and not the other. If it lights up both ways or neither way it is bad.

If you need more help, email me privately and I will be glad to help you out.

JB

BDM wrote:

> My passenger door wiring has no power.  I have removed the T-Panel on the top and cleaned the roof plugs.  I have verified continuity from the roof plugs to the door harness wiring.  I have verified the wiring continuity from the door light switch to the lights in the door.
>
> I have a wiring diagram and I suspect that the diode in the circuit is faulty.  However, I do not know where it is located nor what it looks like.  How do I check the diode and are the difficult to diagnose?



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Message: 3
Date: Sun, 08 Sep 2002 16:28:23 -0000
From: "jtrealtywebspannet" <jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net>
Subject: Re: Cold start problem

Make sure the battery is fully charged, it may be too low to start 
the car. Check to see if you have spark at one of the spark plugs, if 
not then you have to check out the ignition system. Could be as simple 
as loose-dirty connections at the ballast resistors or more 
complicated like a bad pick-up coil in the distributer. If you are 
getting spark then shoot a LITTLE starting fluid into the air intake 
while you are cranking, that should make it fire a little, now you 
know it is a fuel system problem and have to troubleshoot those 
subsystems. It could even be as simple as a broken fuel gauge and now 
you are out of gas!
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757 


--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., "schab932000" <schab932000_at_dml_y...> wrote:
> I can't figure this out. I just bought a Deloeran with 24,000 miles. 
I 
> drove it home (1,100 miles), parked it in the garage, started it 
> multiple times and drove it around the block last weekend. When I 
> tried to start it this morning (1 week later) the battery was dead. 
So 
> I charged it. Now it turns over fine, but won't start. I'm getting 
the 
> hum from the fuel pump in the front and back, and a clicking noise 
> near the relays, so I'm assuming the fuel pump is working. As I turn 
> it over, I do smell gas from the exhaust. Also, and I'm not sure 
this 
> is related, but fuse #7 was blown out, so I replaced it with no 
luck. 
> Please h




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Message: 4
Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2002 09:10:47 -0400
From: Peter Lucas <lucas_at_dml_Maya.com>
Subject: Re: Electric Delorean Track Test


On Saturday, September 7, 2002, at 01:13  PM, abatt10347_at_dml_aol.com wrote:

> The car developed according to the owner Carl Tilley "noise from 
> driver's
> side rear axle bearing" so it only went 13 laps at a track that is 1.3 
> miles
> around.

Imagine that.

>  Again
> this test will be redone and hopefully the 200 mile mark will be met. 
> Carl's
> wife promised to contact me about the new date, will keep everyone 
> posted.

Guess we'll have to live with the *old* laws of physics for a little 
while longer.

Might I suggest that the DeLorean community may want to think twice 
before being too enthusiastic about associating our marque with a 
perpetual motion machine?

--Pete Lucas
   VIN #06703

P.S. -- Just to anticipate the next chapter of this sad story:  Where 
did this "200 mile mark" come from?  According to their web site:

  "... the most effective [electric] vehicles have a maximum range of no 
more than 220 miles, most far less than that. The TEV will be driven at 
highway speeds around the Nashville Super Speedway, stopping only to 
change drivers, for a total distance many multiples of this "longest 
expected distance". In fact, as the demonstration will prove, at the end 
of the allotted time period the battery bank will still register a FULL 
CHARGE condition!"

200 miles wouldn't prove anything--even if their unaudited battery gauge 
still registers a "FULL CHARGE".






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Message: 5
Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2002 19:33:14 -0500
From: Robert Greenhaw <deloreandude_at_dml_juno.com>
Subject: Re: Electric Delorean...a Perpetual Motion Machine?

Why not, what harm could it do?  We already associate 
ourselves with a nonfunctional time machine! :O )

Just my drop in the hat,
Robert G.

>Guess we'll have to live with the *old* laws of physics for a little 
>while longer.
>
>Might I suggest that the DeLorean community may want to think twice 
>before being too enthusiastic about associating our marque with a 
>perpetual motion machine?
>
>--Pete Lucas
>VIN #06703

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Message: 6
Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2002 22:04:12 -0400
From: "Hank Eskin" <henry_at_dml_ix.netcom.com>
Subject: Re: Electric Delorean Track Test

> 200 miles wouldn't prove anything--even if their unaudited battery gauge
> still registers a "FULL CHARGE".

Yeah, that's what got me.  It only takes a hidden 9-volt battery to make a
"battery gauge" register "Full Charge".   When it makes headline news, then
I might start paying more attention to this - just like most things that
claim that they will "change the world".

-Hank




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Message: 7
Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2002 21:05:09 -0500
From: "David Swingle" <dswingle_at_dml_enteract.com>
Subject: Electric Car Discussion

Reminder - Discussion here should be limited to the car.

If you are truly interested in the topic of electric cars, there is quite a
bit of discussion on this exact project going on at the yahoo-group called
free_energy including some interesting eyewitness reports on the event.
Please join in there for discussions of electrical energy/vehicles in
general.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/free_energy/

Another good resource on this issue from one of the principals of that mailing list is at:

http://www.toddmicro.com/inventions/energy/tilley/

Dave




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