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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 1318
Date: Wednesday, December 25, 2002 4:18 AM

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There are 3 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Re: 2003 Delorean Calendar
From: Josh Haldeman <>

2. Re: Re: Possible Serious Problem?

3. Metal coolant bottle
From: Mark Noeltner <>

Message: 1
Date: Tue, 24 Dec 2002 00:46:35 -0500
From: Josh Haldeman <>
Subject: Re: 2003 Delorean Calendar

Wow!  Just got my copy of the 2003 DeLorean calendar...Great job Ron!! 
 I especially like the March pic. (my submission placed, by chance, on 
my birth month!) ...the guy knows what he's doin!

VIN 5102 (photographed in Ron's calendar)
VIN 15964 (spending the winter at Dave Bauerle's place)  


Message: 2
Date: Tue, 24 Dec 2002 00:28:54 EST
Subject: Re: Re: Possible Serious Problem?

Scott, Cast Iron can take a lot of heat and not do any damage to the engine 
block. There is a gasket that separates the two. As for the plugs, If you 
have an air tank you can blow the water out or soak it out with rags or paper 
towels. If the plugs and wires need to be replaced, That can be easily done 
by taking a few screws out and lifting up the air flow meter about an inch. 
If you have never done this, call me when your at the car and I can walk you 
through it.
John Hervey

<< In, Scott Tester <scott_at_dml_d...> wrote:
 > I took my DeLorean to the car wash a week ago and degreased the 
 engine with a pressure washer. After that it started sputtering and 
 had a severe loss in power. I pulled a few spark plug wires and of 
 coarse determined that the problem was water in the spark plug wells. 
 I knew after seeing it that I would have to disassemble the top of the 
 engine to replace the spark plugs and wires.
 > The possible problem is that tonight when I came back from the 
 grocery store I noticed the engine felt hotter than normal, so I 
 opened the engine bay. I was in shock as I saw that my header was red 
 hot, glowing in the dark of my garage! Have I damaged the engine by 
 driving it just a few miles in this condition? I'm pretty sure it's 
 just fuel building up and then burning hotter in one or more of the 
 cylinders that doesn't fire every revolution. But I'm worried it might 
 have warped or damaged the engine in some way!
 > Has anyone else experienced this? I checked the archives and all I 
 could find was mentions of a leaking header gasket causing the 
 "glowing header".
 >  >>


Message: 3
Date: Tue, 24 Dec 2002 10:04:06 -0700
From: Mark Noeltner <>
Subject: Metal coolant bottle

I just got a metal coolant bottle in with some other parts that I bought.
It's aluminum, with welded connections. It also has a piece of tubing
installed that lets you check the level of coolant in the bottle without
opening it. Picture:

1. Who sold this originally? Just curious, as it doesn't really matter.

2. The tubing for the level check is getting pretty yellowed. Does anyone
know where I can get some 3/8" ID clear tubing that will handle the
temperatures and pressures of a cooling system? This is a fairly heavy
walled tubing. Much heavier than what I'm finding at the local hardware
stores. Plus, what I've located so far has a max temp of 165 deg (plus or
minus a few degrees depending on who made it). I was figuring 250 to 300
deg with at least 25 lbs of pressure to be on the safe side.

It is only a 4" piece of tubing, so it may be that they used the 165 deg
stuff figuring that a short piece like that would hold up fine.

Anybody know anything about this bottle? My original plastic bottle has
been holding up great, but I figured I would install this alum bottle this
winter to play it safe.


Mark N
VIN 6820


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