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Date: Friday, January 18, 2002 9:19 PM

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There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Re: Early vs Late
From: "dmc6960" <ultra_at_dml_isd.net>

2. Re: Dry Cell Battery
From: "Walter Coe" <Whalt_at_dml_att.net>

3. Re: Turning circle?
From: "Walter Coe" <Whalt_at_dml_att.net>

4. Re: TA bolt incedence!
From: "jtrealtywebspannet" <jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net>

5. RE: TA bolt incedence!
From: "Marc A. Levy" <malevy_at_dml_paramanet.com>

6. Forbes Magazine March 19,2001 DeLorean Fraud
From: Senatorpack_at_dml_cs.com

7. RE: italdesign accesories
From: Senatorpack_at_dml_cs.com

8. Clocks and Radios
From: Les Huckins <jhuckins_at_dml_cybersurfers.net>

9. Re: Urethane Suspension Bushings
From: wingd2_at_dml_aol.com

10. Re: italdesign accesories
From: "tmpintnl" <tobyp_at_dml_katewwdb.com>

11. Re-manufactured t-bars?
From: RJRavalli_at_dml_AOL.com

12. Re: Parts question
From: id <ionicdesign_at_dml_execpc.com>

13. Novice Maintenance Questions
From: Doug Hornsby <govenorofvirginia_at_dml_yahoo.com>

14. Re: Best Built DeLoreans
From: dmcimf_at_dml_aol.com

15. 20 year old appology!!!
From: "Paul Salsbury" <paul.salsbury_at_dml_btinternet.com>

16. RE: Novice Maintenance Questions
From: "Marc A. Levy" <malevy_at_dml_paramanet.com>

17. Re: 20 year old appology!!!
From: "Joseph Molino" <foxmul_at_dml_bellatlantic.net>

18. RE: 20 year old appology!!!
From: "JDL" <jdl_at_dml_interax.com>

19. Re: Re: TA bolt incedence!
From: Senatorpack_at_dml_cs.com

20. Re: TA bolt incedence!
From: "tmpintnl" <tobyp_at_dml_katewwdb.com>

21. Re: Re: TA bolt incedence!
From: "Adam Price" <acprice1_at_dml_hotmail.com>

22. RE: trailing arm bolt incident
From: Darryl Tinnerstet <darryl_at_dml_techline.com>

23. Re: Novice Maintenance Questions
From: abatt10347_at_dml_aol.com

24. Re: Dry Cell Battery
From: "B Benson" <delornut_at_dml_peoplepc.com>

25. Re: Service in Charlotte
From: "reuterconsulting" <reuterconsulting_at_dml_yahoo.com>





Message: 1
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 14:18:16 -0000
From: "dmc6960" <ultra_at_dml_isd.net>
Subject: Re: Early vs Late

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., Les Huckins <jhuckins_at_dml_c...> wrote:

>TA bolts:  both Toby who
> came up with the bolts and Darryl who will be selling the bolts have
> early VINs, in the 2000 to 3000 range.  Each had the only stories of
> near failure of the TA bolts when that thread was running...I 
wonder if
> there was a change later.

Les, if I may throw in my first hand experience with my Late 81 (Nov -
 06960) I have had a near-failure experience with my trailing arm 
bolts.  I lost all the shims on my passenger side bolt, so that 
trailing arm kept getting tossed in and out from wheel torque.  I 
never realized how severe my problem was untill my slave cylinder 
exploded and I was looking around under the car.  If I havn't have 
seen the gap without shims, I would have very likely had a breakage 
in the near future.    (Keep reading...)

> Craig display failure:  I've repaired eight units, none had the 
clock in
> the display.  Could they have changed the flex material when they 
got to
> the clock in the display version?

I do have one of these Craigs with the built-in clock.  The flex 
circuit still looks like it takes the unruley bend, but I've never 
seen an older craig up close to compare.  Unfortunately, I damaged 
the tape mechanism, rendering the whole radio useless, the night 
before departing on my trip to Houston last August.  Les, the only 
reason I think you've never seen a craig with the built in clock is 
that there were so few of them put in the cars.  If somebody would 
like this unit, let me know.

Jim Reeve
MNDMC - Minnesota DeLorean Club
DMC-6960




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Message: 2
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 09:20:31 -0500
From: "Walter Coe" <Whalt_at_dml_att.net>
Subject: Re: Dry Cell Battery

> Just wondering on the groups thoughts on dry cell batteries as opposed
> to the typical wet cell

I'm a big fan of the Optima batteries which are sealed gel-cell.  They
cannot leak or explode which makes it ideal for use in the DeLorean where
you don't want bad things happening in the passenger compartment.

Optima has a deep cycle version of the battery available, but it costs more
and has less cold crank amp ability.  I considered buying one for my
DeLorean but figured that the regular version was a better choice
considering the price vs. performance.

I will never buy a wet cell battery again!  I've had enough explosions and
acid rot from 'quality' batteries.

Walt    Tampa, FL




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Message: 3
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 09:29:41 -0500
From: "Walter Coe" <Whalt_at_dml_att.net>
Subject: Re: Turning circle?

> of all the people out there currently running DeLoreans on larger
> wheels - does it affect the turning circle *noticeably*? By this I
> don't mean "Yes by 3mm", I mean when you are driving is it obvious?

Yes!  I have tried wider rims than the originals (OEM are 6" wide & common
aftermarket rims are 7" wide).  The extra width reduces the lock-to-lock
steering because of having the wheels hit the swaybar.  As for using larger
diameter tires, I hear that it reduces turning radius and does not handle as
well as OEM sized wheels.




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Message: 4
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 14:36:58 -0000
From: "jtrealtywebspannet" <jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net>
Subject: Re: TA bolt incedence!

If your trailing arm bolt was found to be loose it is not safe to just 
"tighten it up". It was loose for a reason. Either it streched or it 
was never properly tightened but if it was found to be loose then you 
cannot be sure you still have the correct amount of shims, some may 
have fallen out. It is very possible the TAB was overtorqued and now 
is streched beyond it's yield point meaning that it will not hold the 
required torque value. The best thing you can do is quickly get a new 
set of TAB's and some shims and have an alignment shop check the rear 
thrust angle and replace the TABs. With the proper TABs I don't think 
the reinforcing bracket is required. Another possibility is that the 
TAB was overtorqued so much that it collapsed the spacer in the 
bushing causing the bolt to loosen. A thorough inspection is necessary 
to do a proper repair. Just tightening things up may be expedient but 
it is not safe!
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757



--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., "Adam Price" <acprice1_at_dml_h...> wrote:
> I have been having some clunking sounds from the rear, so i too my 
car to my 
> favorite shop and had them lift it up to investigate. My left rear
> TA bolt had become loose. It just simply needed the nut to be 
tightened, but 
> I am glad I caught it before worse happened.
> 
> Check those bolts everyone!
> 
> Also, I have an old brochure from Delorean Improvements that details 
their 
> method of reinforcing the other end of the trailing arm bolt with a 
metal 
> bracket that bolts to the frame. It also had a special clamp, and a 
larger 
> nut with this set up. My question is, "does anyone have this 
modification on 
> their car? Anyone have any different modifications to better support 
the TA 
> bolts?
> 
> I want some of Toby's bolts. Maybe I'll use this extra support 
bracket in 
> conjuntion with Toby's bolts.
> 
> Adam 16683
> 
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Message: 5
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 09:47:10 -0500
From: "Marc A. Levy" <malevy_at_dml_paramanet.com>
Subject: RE: TA bolt incedence!

I hope they check to make sure the bolt was not bent.

If it were my car, I'd replace them just to be safe.


-----Original Message-----
From: Adam Price [mailto:acprice1_at_dml_hotmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2002 11:21 PM
To: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com
Subject: [DML] TA bolt incedence!


I have been having some clunking sounds from the rear, so i too my car to my 
favorite shop and had them lift it up to investigate. My left rear
TA bolt had become loose. It just simply needed the nut to be tightened, but 
I am glad I caught it before worse happened.

<SNIP>



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Message: 6
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 12:16:48 -0500
From: Senatorpack_at_dml_cs.com
Subject: Forbes Magazine March 19,2001 DeLorean Fraud


DeLorean Motors was featured in this 3-21-01 edition of Forbes. The author Elizabeth Macdonald writes, "DeLorean Motor Company was a huge embarrasment for Authur Anderson. The scandal and fraud...when it becomes public...the game will be up."

The author of the Forbes article was ahead of her peers with regards to the Enron debacle.

Best Wishes,
Michael





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Message: 7
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 12:19:05 -0500
From: Senatorpack_at_dml_cs.com
Subject: RE: italdesign accesories

I can get them from Italy. They are $48.00 each. They are similar to the Italdesign badge previously mentioned.

Best Wishes,
Michael Pack

"C. C. Cameron Putsch" <putsch.1_at_dml_osu.edu> wrote:

>Does anyone know where I can get Giugiaro and or Italdesign keychains or badges or anything? For instance I have seen these badges on othe italdesign cars(even a delorean once) I'd really like to get one or a keychain or something.
>
>Casey at putsch.1_at_dml_osu.edu



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Message: 8
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 07:31:53 +0000
From: Les Huckins <jhuckins_at_dml_cybersurfers.net>
Subject: Clocks and Radios

I much prefer the clock on the display.  I much prefer the Craig with
the clock on the display, the numerals are larger and of a bluish
color.  The ASI has smaller numerals of an orangish color,  it also
doesn't fit the dash panel as well...sticks out at the bottom.

No quarrel with those who upgrade to current radios (clock is on the
display of course) with CDs etc. Pioneer and others make good
replacements.  Audio quality is better and reception is better.  Lots of
info in the archives.

My problem (we all have them, don't we) is I think the car is terrific
as the factory envisioned, I want it as close to stock as is
reasonable.  No lowering, no larger wheels, no hotter engine, none of
that.  The basic upgrades, of course, but no real conversions.

My '82 (Cindy's car, Hank) is an early one, 10059, has the late Craig.
My '83 has the ASI and it's coming out first time I  go into the dash
for any reason.  Thanks to Skipper I have a late Craig to replace it.




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Message: 9
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 12:36:24 EST
From: wingd2_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Urethane Suspension Bushings

In a message dated 1/17/02 8:57:12 PM Central Standard Time, 
tobyp_at_dml_katewwdb.com writes:
> I just talked to the company that produces urethane suspension 
> components for OEM and aftermarket applications.  Bad news ... they 
> are somewhat focused on their 'bottom line', and will require a 
> substantial order base before they would be able to proceed.

   At some point, the stock of OEM parts will be depleted.  We will 
> need some options when that day arrives.  Tally ho!
> 
> Toby Peterson  VIN 2248

   Toby,

  It is my understanding that one of the D vendors is already having the 
control arm bushings re-produced at this time. Please tell me if I'm 
incorrect.

  Marty


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Message: 10
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 18:11:30 -0000
From: "tmpintnl" <tobyp_at_dml_katewwdb.com>
Subject: Re: italdesign accesories

Casey - The "Design Giugiaro" badges that some people (including me) 
have put onto their cars are from a 1991 Eagle Premier LS.  I don't 
have the part number in front of me, but they cost less than $15 each. 
You should be able to order them from any Jeep / Eagle dealer.  I 
understand that the total stock of these badges stands at about 500 
pieces (250 cars' worth).  Get 'em while their hot!  As far as other 
accessories, you may be able to find something at www.italdesign.com . 
I looked at the site briefly and didn't see a "store" per se, but if 
they were contacted, you just never know what they might be able to 
come up with.

Toby Peterson  VIN2248
Winged1  


--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., "C. C. Cameron Putsch" <putsch.1_at_dml_o...> wrote:
> Does anyone know where I can get Giugiaro and or Italdesign 
keychains or badges or anything? For instance I have seen these badges 
on othe italdesign cars(even a delorean once) I'd really like to get 
one or a keychain or something.
> 
> Casey at putsch.1_at_dml_o...





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Message: 11
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 12:53:12 EST
From: RJRavalli_at_dml_AOL.com
Subject: Re-manufactured t-bars?

Is there any update on the project which sought to have some torsion bars re-made?  I realize these things take a while but I was wondering if the person who was trying this had followed up on it recently.

Just curious (and still nervous about my stained t-bars)

Richard



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Message: 12
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 12:17:58 -0800
From: id <ionicdesign_at_dml_execpc.com>
Subject: Re: Parts question


jwit6_at_dml_cs.com wrote:

> >   Second, is it common for the dimmer rheostat to go to crap, and what
> >is a good replacement.  My instrument panel has too settings impossibly
> >dim and off.

Jeff,
The dimmer switch is from a Jaguar. I believe John Hurvey has them on his web site. They are very easy to rebuild. What happened to mine was that the PC board that is pressed on to the rotating shaft had been twisted loose and just spun on the shaft. The board has tabs on it to limit it's ability to rotate a full 360 degrees within the housing and if it gets forced it loosens easily. Disassemble, note the manner in which the wiper is installed and epoxy the pc board back on to the shaft. Clean all your traces and contacts. If the tabs on the housing are shot and you can't crimp them down to re-assemble it can easilty be held together with safety wire or epoxied shut.

Jim 6147



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Message: 13
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 10:54:30 -0800 (PST)
From: Doug Hornsby <govenorofvirginia_at_dml_yahoo.com>
Subject: Novice Maintenance Questions

I drive it, I don't repair it, so here are some dumb
questions
1 - what kind of oil should I use?
2 - Where can I get the right kind of filter?
3 - Can Jiffy Lube handle an oil change? (I really do
not have the facility to change oil)
4 - Is the oil place on the driver's side, at the top
of a valve cover (remove a hose first) 
5 - Is there an air filter to change?
6 - The guide pully squeaks on the a/c until the car
warms up, any suggestions?
Thanks for your responses for a driver, non-mechanic.

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Message: 14
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 13:58:45 EST
From: dmcimf_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Best Built DeLoreans

My November 1981 D is WONDERFULL.
Bill
vin# 9506
DMCIMF_at_dml_AOL



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Message: 15
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 20:02:58 -0000
From: "Paul Salsbury" <paul.salsbury_at_dml_btinternet.com>
Subject: 20 year old appology!!!

In the process of the restoration of Vin6463 I needed to get the Seats recovered as the leather was seriously cracked.

Long story short, I found a company in Belfast that originally produced the seat covers for DMC, and they happily took on the job to restore my seats. This time totally leather, no PVC sides or back.

Today I called in to see how it was going and received an apology. Which went:-

 " I must apologise, you see they person I was supervising back in 1981, did not put the headrest on your seat straight, causing the foam to be pushed out of shape, however I have managed to fix it for you, and it is now as it should have been 20 years ago."

Now that's one serious warranty and an unexpected apology,can anyone better that???


Cheers

Paul
#6463 (extended warranty)    


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Message: 16
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 16:16:28 -0500
From: "Marc A. Levy" <malevy_at_dml_paramanet.com>
Subject: RE: Novice Maintenance Questions

1- Depends on your climate, but anything should be OK.  I like to use 20W-50 in mine because of the Turbos

2- Any of the DeLorean vendors.  There are some other filters that would work, but there are issues with flow (due to check valve) and other such stuff.  Stick with the right one.

3- Jiffy Lube may be able to handle it.  The biggest hurdle may be if they have the correct tool for the DeLorean drain plug.  The one time I needed to have a local 10 minute lube place do my DMC, I brought my tool but was surprised that they had one already (better than mine).  If you do bring it to one of these places, bring your own filter.

4- The oil fill is where the breather is set in to the valve cover. (Big black cylinder with a hose connected to it)

5- of course!  I have yet to see a car without a air filter.  Again, get the correct one from a DeLorean vendor.  The Fram and Purolator crossovers do not fit correctly, and leave a large opening where dirt can get in.

6- Replace the pulley


-----Original Message-----
From: Doug Hornsby [mailto:govenorofvirginia_at_dml_yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2002 1:55 PM
To: DMC Newsgroup
Subject: [DML] Novice Maintenance Questions


I drive it, I don't repair it, so here are some dumb
questions
1 - what kind of oil should I use?
2 - Where can I get the right kind of filter?
3 - Can Jiffy Lube handle an oil change? (I really do
not have the facility to change oil)
4 - Is the oil place on the driver's side, at the top
of a valve cover (remove a hose first) 
5 - Is there an air filter to change?
6 - The guide pully squeaks on the a/c until the car
warms up, any suggestions?
Thanks for your responses for a driver, non-mechanic.





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Message: 17
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 16:47:44 -0500
From: "Joseph Molino" <foxmul_at_dml_bellatlantic.net>
Subject: Re: 20 year old appology!!!

How much is this project gonna cost?

Joseph
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Salsbury" <paul.salsbury_at_dml_btinternet.com>
To: <doc-uk_at_dml_yahoogroups.com>; <dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2002 3:02 PM
Subject: [DML] 20 year old appology!!!


> In the process of the restoration of Vin6463 I needed to get the Seats
recovered as the leather was seriously cracked.
>
> Long story short, I found a company in Belfast that originally produced
the seat covers for DMC, and they happily took on the job to restore my
seats. This time totally leather, no PVC sides or back.
>



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Message: 18
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 19:29:01 -0500
From: "JDL" <jdl_at_dml_interax.com>
Subject: RE: 20 year old appology!!!

If you don't mind my asking, what did it cost, including shipping, to get
one or the set of seats recovered?  They sound like they do excellent work
and if the price is not too outrageous, perhaps worth getting done!

David
#6377
Cleveland
jdl_at_dml_interax.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Salsbury [mailto:paul.salsbury_at_dml_btinternet.com]
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2002 3:03 PM
To: doc-uk_at_dml_yahoogroups.com; dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com
Subject: [DML] 20 year old appology!!!

In the process of the restoration of Vin6463 I needed to get the Seats
recovered as the leather was seriously cracked.

Long story short, I found a company in Belfast that originally produced the
seat covers for DMC, and they happily took on the job to restore my seats.
This time totally leather, no PVC sides or back.



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Message: 19
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 21:46:21 EST
From: Senatorpack_at_dml_cs.com
Subject: Re: Re: TA bolt incedence!


Trailing Arm (radius arm) bolts should also be double nutted.

Best Wishes,
Michael Pack



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Message: 20
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2002 01:07:51 -0000
From: "tmpintnl" <tobyp_at_dml_katewwdb.com>
Subject: Re: TA bolt incedence!

Adam - I don't want to belabor the points brought out by David and 
Marc, but I do want to strongly agree with them.  I am sorry to say 
that the new "TOBY TAB's" are not ready quite yet (a couple of weeks), 
so an interim fix by replacing the old ones in your car with fresh 
stock bolts would be very prudent, unless the car will be parked for a 
while.  And, as David pointed out, a good inspection of all of the 
sleeves and washers to verify that nothing is cracked or collapsed is 
also a good idea.  If you haven't added this data to the poll, please 
do so at your convenience.  As you said in your message - check those 
bolts!  That's a hint to the nearly 30% of respondents on the poll who 
have not done so.  I'm not lecturing (really), just suggesting in a 
firm fashion.

Toby Peterson  VIN 2248
Winged1  


--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., "Adam Price" <acprice1_at_dml_h...> wrote:
> I have been having some clunking sounds from the rear, so i too my 
>car to my favorite shop and had them lift it up to investigate. My 
>left rear TA bolt had become loose. It just simply needed the nut to 
>be tightened, but I am glad I caught it before worse happened.
> 
> Check those bolts everyone!

> I want some of Toby's bolts. 




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Message: 21
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 14:51:44 -0800
From: "Adam Price" <acprice1_at_dml_hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: Re: TA bolt incedence!

When torquing the TA bolts to 55 ft/lbs (with the weight of the car on the 
suspension) I am assuming that you hold the nut stationary. When double 
nutting the TA bolt, what do you torque the second nut to?

Adam

>From: "jtrealtywebspannet" <jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net>
>Reply-To: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com
>To: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com
>Subject: [DML] Re: TA bolt incedence!
>Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 14:36:58 -0000
>
>If your trailing arm bolt was found to be loose it is not safe to just
>"tighten it up". 



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Message: 22
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 16:33:12 -0700
From: Darryl Tinnerstet <darryl_at_dml_techline.com>
Subject: RE: trailing arm bolt incident

Adam, maybe you missed my earlier post in November concerning the
once-available trailing arm support bracket.  Since its an important topic
that comes up occasionally, with the moderator's consent I'd like to repeat
it:

Some years ago there was such a bracket available.  But unfortunately the
answer isn't that simple.  If you look at the geometry of the rear
suspension you will notice that the upper and lower links are a different
length.  I believe the purpose is (remember I'm a civil, not mechanical,
engineer) to make the contact patch of the tire remain in the same relative
position on the ground as the tire moves up and down.  But by doing so the
top of the tire moves in and out the opposite way, making the trailing arm
which extends forward twist as it moves up and down.  Something in that
forward joint must be able to flex.  1963 and later Corvettes solved this
problem with a rubber bushing in the end of the arm, with the bolt supported
on both ends.  They survived huge amounts of HP, torque, and tire smoking.
But for whatever reason DMC/Lotus put the rubber bushing on the frame,
requiring the outer end of the bolt to be free to slightly move.  If the
rubber bushings are in good condition, and the new bolts properly torqued,
the factory setup should function as designed.  Its just when the soft
original (or currently available replacement) bolts begin to stretch and
bend that you have problems.

The new "Toby Bolts" (he dislikes that name) should be available sometime
after 2/1/02.  It will be announced here and on my web site.

-- 
Darryl Tinnerstet
THE ORIGINAL Specialty Automotive
McCleary, WA
www.delorean-parts.com




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Message: 23
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 16:50:14 EST
From: abatt10347_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Novice Maintenance Questions

In answer to your questions:
1. Castol 10W-50
2. Any of your Delorean part dealers ( See DML venders list).
3.Yes, but they will need special tool ( see previous listing on DML for this 
, or can have one made), to undo oil pan plug.
4.Yes, but take the time to be there in the pit with the person, that way you 
know it is done right.This is not a slam on Jiffy Lube, just a chance to get 
to inspect the underside of your ride.
5.Yes, it is located in the air filter box ( large black box on top of 
engine).
6.The bearing in the pulleys do go bad from time to time, call Delorean parts 
vender and get replacement, or if you know someone who is mechanically 
inclined the bearing can be found at Pep boys, take old one in and they can 
match it.
You need to get a copy of the parts manual and the tech repair manual. ( Do a 
search on the net, I have seen parts manual downloadable for free.) Both of 
these will help you to better understand how you cars works, how to fix it 
and the various parts that go into the car. I also suggest that you take the 
time to review the old issues of the DML. Lots of great info to be found. 
Good luck on your new ride, with proper attention to the needs of your twenty 
plus year of auto, you too can enjoy and live the dream.
Bruce Battles
Vin# 06569



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Message: 24
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 17:40:36 -0600
From: "B Benson" <delornut_at_dml_peoplepc.com>
Subject: Re: Dry Cell Battery

Costco sells Optimas for under $100. Just thought I'd pass it along.

Bruce Benson




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Message: 25
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2002 00:29:39 -0000
From: "reuterconsulting" <reuterconsulting_at_dml_yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Service in Charlotte

If you mean Charlotte, NC I have been using a shop calles 
Neighborhood Automotive.  The are actually on the south side of 
town.  It just so happens that one of the mechanic has Delorean 
experience and has done a great job on my car so far.  Their number 
is 704-821-6667.  If you ever need any help, please feel free to 
contact me privately.

Take care,

Roy Reuter




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