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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 943
Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 12:48 PM

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There are 9 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. RE: On the topic of AC blowers...
From: "Jack Stiefel" <jackstiefel_at_dml_sacketmansion.com>

2. Re: Lights Staying on...
From: "therealdmcvegas" <DMCVegas_at_dml_lvcm.com>

3. Re: Re: E-CHECK
From: "Rob Hook" <rob_hook_at_dml_cavtel.net>

4. Belgian Owners
From: "andy_verbrugghe" <Verbrugghe_at_dml_delorean.com>

5. What to do?
From: wilhelm starberg <wilm_at_dml_c2i.net>

6. Re: E-CHECK
From: Mike Substelny <msubstel_at_dml_lorainccc.edu>

7. Hidden treasure
From: "tmasterlc" <tmasterlc_at_dml_msn.com>

8. Re: lowered front end and jacking?
From: "Rob Hook" <rob_hook_at_dml_cavtel.net>

9. Re: Door Ajar light stays on all the time...please help
From: "therealdmcvegas" <DMCVegas_at_dml_lvcm.com>





Message: 1
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 07:46:32 -0500
From: "Jack Stiefel" <jackstiefel_at_dml_sacketmansion.com>
Subject: RE: On the topic of AC blowers...

I had the same problem, and Dave Bauerle fixed it for me when I lived in
Ohio.  As I recall, it was a resistor that was bad.  A very simple fix,
in fact he did it as I was picking up the car.  I don't recall where it
was or which one was bad, maybe someone else here remembers

Jack & Virginia Stiefel
1981 DeLorean Vin 3461 August 1981 Build (Ours)




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Message: 2
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 09:01:20 -0000
From: "therealdmcvegas" <DMCVegas_at_dml_lvcm.com>
Subject: Re: Lights Staying on...

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., Martin Gutkowski <webmaster_at_dml_d...> wrote:
> Who's our electrical guru? :-)
<SNIP>
> As to chasing down the bugs in my system: The design of the 
dome lights themselves is so
> inconceivably awful, that once today shutting the door turned 
the interior light ON,
> which then proceeded to dim on the timer....
> 
> I also have a problem with the switch on the pass door - going 
round a left hand turn a
> bit quick usually results in the door ajar light flickering. Not a 
major problem in
> itself, but if they're set, the blasted dome lights switch on. I've 
been meaning to
> twiddle the switch myself.
> 
> Martin
> #1458

It's quite poosible that both problems are one in the same. 
Closing the door too hard jiggles the switch, and turning left 
forces it out against the contact.

I can't remeber if it was Les, or Walt, but they posted to the list 
using vacuum line caps on the ends of the switches to extend 
their "reach" so they get pushed in farther. I did this on my car, 
and the problem was solved!

-Robert
vin 6585




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Message: 3
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 09:29:19 -0500
From: "Rob Hook" <rob_hook_at_dml_cavtel.net>
Subject: Re: Re: E-CHECK

Something that I haven't seen anyone mention on this thread is the catalytic
converter.  When I took my car for its first emissions test it failed both
HC and CO.  I had already taken all the normal precautions including new
plugs, wires, cap, rotor, oil, air filter, check for vacuum leaks, etc.  I
also made sure the car was at full operating temperature by running it on
the highway for a while before going to the test center.  It still failed.
And I DID try a "Guaranteed to Pass" additive.  Didn't help.

What I discovered later was that my catalytic converter was EMPTY.  There
was just nothing in it.  Now, my car was previously owned by a cop so...read
that whichever way you want.  I replaced the catalytic converter and the car
passed with flying colors.

The cats are a little expensive but very easy to put on.  I did it in about
2 hours (including time to clean the engine off first).

--Rob




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Message: 4
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 15:30:21 -0000
From: "andy_verbrugghe" <Verbrugghe_at_dml_delorean.com>
Subject: Belgian Owners

Hello everybody

I was just wondering if there are any Belgian Delorean-freaks on this 
list ? You don't have to be a owner of a Delorean. Please contact me 
through my personal email : verbrugghe(AT)hotmail.com

Regards

Andy Verbrugghe
VIN#04610




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Message: 5
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 18:11:49 +0100
From: wilhelm starberg <wilm_at_dml_c2i.net>
Subject: What to do?

Hi,

The previous owner of my car installed a brand new Volvo engine a
couple of years ago, I think it is from a 760 - it looks identical to a DeLorean engine.

There is a couple of things done that I find a bit strange:

-The vacuum line between the charcoal canister and the throttle edge tapping is missing.

-There is a vacuum line going straight from the throttle edge tapping to the spark advance
 on the distrubitor - the solenoid valve is bypassed.

-The control pressure regulator seems to be a "760 type" - no vacuum conections.

-The thermal control valve is not used.


What is this? should I buy a new CPR and the other stuff that is missing, and make the vacuum 
system "original" again - or should I leave it as it is.
Does not the vacuum line between the charcoal canister and the throttle edge tapping serve a purpose?


Thanks,

Wilhelm Starberg
#10816








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Message: 6
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 08:50:21 -0500
From: Mike Substelny <msubstel_at_dml_lorainccc.edu>
Subject: Re: E-CHECK

> Great Wise ones....  I just purchsed my D over the weekend and went
> to get the paperwork done and since there is a Title change in Ohio I
> have to get an E-Check (Emissions check) done.....  and to my horror
> it Failed.

This happens now and then.  The whole purpose of the E-Check is because cars slip out of
adjustment (especially after 21 years!) and you can't detect it yourself.

In 8 years my Ohio DeLorean has failed the E-Check twice.  After minor adjustments it
passed.

>  has any one got any pointers out there.  I do not want
> to have to drive it to any ole mechanic and I am very apt on working
> on my own cars but have never had an emission issue ever.... the tech
> said that it was not burning all the fuel.  Any suggestions

What part of Ohio?  In central Ohio, I recommend Dave Bauerle.  But if his shop in
Radnor, Ohio is not convenient for you, this little problem isn't serious enough to
travel very far.  You ought to be able to find someone nearby.  I know a very good
mechanic for the DeLorean engine on the East side of Cleveland:  Larchmere Imports, on
Larchmere near Shaker Square.  Feel free to mention my name.

- Mike Substelny
VIN 01280, 9 years




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Message: 7
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 18:08:54 -0000
From: "tmasterlc" <tmasterlc_at_dml_msn.com>
Subject: Hidden treasure

Thought the list might enjoy the drawing found in the left rear 
quarter panel of #1529.

Look in the photo album Miscellany under Hidden treasure.  Enjoy!

Ron




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Message: 8
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 09:32:59 -0500
From: "Rob Hook" <rob_hook_at_dml_cavtel.net>
Subject: Re: lowered front end and jacking?

If I'm not mistaken several people have complained of tow hooks breaking
off.  Does that answer the question?

--Rob
----- Original Message -----
From: "Hank Eskin" <heskin_at_dml_bellatlantic.net>
To: <dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, March 11, 2002 11:05 AM
Subject: Re: [DML] lowered front end and jacking?


> > Support on jack stands at the tow hooks.
>
> Can someone else confirm that this is an acceptable method to support the
> front of the car while working on it?  



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Message: 9
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 08:53:27 -0000
From: "therealdmcvegas" <DMCVegas_at_dml_lvcm.com>
Subject: Re: Door Ajar light stays on all the time...please help

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., Senatorpack_at_dml_c... wrote:
<SNIP> 
> The door light switches are 20+ years old. The switches need 
to be adjusted, or replaced with parts from a DeLorean supplier.
<SNIP>

Just to add to this, replacement of the switches isn't always 
nessisary. It is possible to simply service them.  I took mine 
apart, sanded the corrosion off, and bent the metal contacts to 
connect properly. Service/replacement of the switches is 
something to consider. After a few hours with the door CLOSED, 
my switches were getting hot. Worred about an electrical hazard, 
I cleaned mine, and they've been cool ever since.

-Robert
vin 6585 "X"




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