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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 1827
Date: Friday, January 09, 2004 3:58 AM

There are 3 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Angle Drive Question
From: "content22207" <>

2. Re: New Problem
From: "David Teitelbaum" <>

3. Re: General Maint.
From: "David Teitelbaum" <>

Message: 1
Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2004 03:34:25 -0000
From: "content22207" <>
Subject: Angle Drive Question

My angle drive gears are metal. Pot metal housing has a quaint
sounding British firm cast into it ("Something" & Sons, England? Can't
remember exactly and it's too cold right now to go outside and look).
Spindle cable is definitely wound AGAINST predominant left wheel
rotation. Is this unit original to my car?

My housing is labeled "Smith Motor Accessories Ltd, England" Part

Is this an original unit or a replacement? Because the spindle cable
is wound AGAINST left wheel rotation, I suspect it was intended for a
right hand drive vehicle (which would rotate WITH the windings). My
lubrication screw is also upside down on the left wheel, but would be
right side up on the other side (are all lubrication screws oriented
this way?).

Bill Robertson

>--- In, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty_at_dml_w...> wrote:
> Worn out angle drive (plastic gears on the O.E.M one)


Message: 2
Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2004 04:45:45 -0000
From: "David Teitelbaum" <>
Subject: Re: New Problem

IMMEDIATLY CHECK THE LINE PRESSURE!!!! If the line pressure is low it
can cause this and worse you will slip the clutch packs and wear the
frictions out quickly. If the pressure is low as I suspect then clean
the filter. There is a procedure on  If cleaning the
filter doesn't help then you either have a blown seal internaly or a
worn pump. I would also recheck the gear selector adjustment to make
sure it really is in reverse, not halfway there. Also CHECK THE FLUID
LEVEL. Too high or too low a level can cause weird problems from the
fluid foaming. This is not normal behaviour for a Delorean. Driving it
like this can cause serious internal wear and damage. When you check
the level look at the color of the fluid. If it is not nice and red
flush it out. Dark, burnt smelling fluid indicates extreme wear and/or
an overheated transmission. Use Dexron/Mercon Type III.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

on this one:
> (AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION)Go out to drive the car.  Start car - VROOM.
 Go drive for a bit as the car warms up as normal.  Once the car is
warm, I will stop and park go eat, whatever.  Come back to car, start
car up (Obviously it has warmed up by now).  I shift from park to
reverse...the car will sit for 2 seconds or so THEN it will shift.  It
doesn't shift immediately; it shifts after about 2 seconds from taking
the shift lever from park to reverse.  Obviously this isn't normal. 
Does anyone have any ideas?  It doesn't seem to do this when the car
is cold; it only really seems to do this when the car has warmed up.  
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Message: 3
Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2004 04:51:52 -0000
From: "David Teitelbaum" <>
Subject: Re: General Maint.

You will probably be very disappointed if you decide to have a shop
that is not experienced on Deloreans try to repair it. If the damage
is minor you could remove the panels and send them to a "D" vender for
repair. If the damage is more serious the cost of the tow will be
saved by the reduced time spent repairing the car, the Delorean
venders can do things a lot faster (read cheaper) than a local shop
that doesn't know what they are doing.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In, "Nun Yah" <joshp1986_at_dml_y...> wrote:
>  Doe's anyone know where to get a DeLoean serviced for collision 
> repair in a state that does not have any DeLoean speciality shops? 
> I'm trying my hardest to buy Matt Goodwin's '83 D (VIN 16130) but I 
> do not want to have to take it all the way to Houston if something 
> happens to the cosmitic's or chasis etc.
>              Thanks for any info.
>                              Josh


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