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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 2126
Date: Sunday, July 18, 2004 4:43 PM

There are 4 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Re: 5 speed questions
From: "Dani B" <>

2. Re: Newly developed problem
From: "David Teitelbaum" <>

3. Re: Delorean's for sale
From: "ksgrimsr" <>

4. Re: Deep Cycle
From: Chris Almy <>

Message: 1
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2004 15:02:14 -0000
From: "Dani B" <>
Subject: Re: 5 speed questions

Sounds like you're having some kind of malfunction somewhere. Mine
shifts smoothly and doesnt clunk, only sometimes when you take it out
of a gear and quicky try to put it in another while the transmission
is still in a slight motion from winding down. But it will only do
this SOMETIMES when you're making an extremely fast shift (for me
anyway), other then that it shouldn't. It may be that your clutch
isn't disengaging all the way causing the transmission to still
operate with the engine,
that would cause the symptoms you're experiencing. Check hydraulics
for the clutch. Dani B. 5003

--- In, "spaceace3113" <spaceace3113_at_dml_y...>
> I am curious, do all 5 speed Deloreans have that clunky not really 
> smooth operation between shifting gears or is it just mine? On 
> occassion, it is rarher stubborn between shifts.....the car has 
> about 300 miles on it if it means anything and I had the tranny 
> cable replaced...but I recall the same with the original.
> Thanks Harry
> Vin #2696


Message: 2
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2004 17:06:03 -0000
From: "David Teitelbaum" <>
Subject: Re: Newly developed problem

Did you just get some gas? Maybe it was bad or had water in it. Has 
anything else changed since before you had this problem? These are 
the first questions to ask. Maybe you are very low on gas and have a 
problem in the fuel tank. Or possibly the car is trying to tell you 
it is time for a tune-up. How long has it been? If the answer is 
never or you don't know than it is certainly time. These symptoms can 
be caused by worn spark plugs, bad gas, plugged up fuel filter or air 
filter, old ignition wires, etc. Vacuum leaks can also do this but 
generaly they affect the idle quality too. Check that the wires are 
securely snapped on the spark plugs and there is no water in the 
spark plug wells. If you got this problem after the parts you 
installed them either some are bad or you didn't put them in right.
 On the fuel sender call the vender that sold you the replacements. 
If you are still playing with the OEM unit maybe you should consider 
a Tankzilla.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In, "Dani B" <5n-_at_dml_g...> wrote:
> Hello all, I was driving home today when suddenly the last few miles
> of my trip I had a new problem develop. 1st & 2nd gear - upon
> acceleration it misses and kicks extremely bad, 3-5 gear its fine.
> Just put a new fuel pump in, brand new air filter, wires and plugs
> done in April, so I really don't know where to begin. It didn't do 
> at all for the first 15 minutes of the 20 minute drive-wasn't 
> Checked my micro switches and the solenoid, everything seemed to be
> working fine. so what gives? Also I've been meaning to ask this
> question-my fuel gauge always points straight up when I turn the car
> on, I've tried 2 senders with the same luck, only the low fuel light
> workes...probably the wiring??
> Thanks so much for any help! -Dani B. 5003


Message: 3
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2004 20:11:57 -0000
From: "ksgrimsr" <>
Subject: Re: Delorean's for sale

DOT = "Department of Transportation."


--- In, "Mark" <mark_at_dml_m...> wrote:
> I'll bite.  What's a DOT car?
> Mark.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "ksgrimsr" <knut.s.grimsrud_at_dml_i...>
> To: <>
> Sent: Friday, July 16, 2004 7:15 PM
> Subject: Re: [DML] Delorean's for sale
> > 
> > Both vin 531 and 537 were DOT cars according to DMC corporate 
> > records. I'm not sure what the DOT used the cars for or what 
> > did with them after their use.
> > 
> >            Knut


Message: 4
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2004 09:32:47 -0700
From: Chris Almy <>
Subject: Re: Deep Cycle

Unless you plan on running the sound system for long periods of time with 
the engine off, then you don't want a deep cycle. Most people, including 
myself would recommend a red top Optima battery. It won't leak and ruin the 
carpet (as the PO of my D found out). Also it holds the charge really well, 
so for the winter you can simply disconnect it and it should be fine.

Now if you will be powering lots of equipment with the engine off, get a 
yellow top Optima. It's their deep cycle version of the red top. All the 
advantages of the red top, but will allow you to nearly completely 
discharge and recharge over and over again. It's more expensive and won't 
perform as well as the other, which is why it should only be used for this 
type of application.


At 09:19 PM 7/16/2004 +0000, you wrote:
>Hi everyone. Sorry to bring this up again, but I need to know some things.
>Ok. I am going to be running a lot of lights and sound equipment in my D. I
>dont think a
>reg battery is a good idea. I would like to know if a deep cycle battery
>would work in my car,
>and if anyone has tried this before.
>I do know that the cold cranking amps arnt very high, but I dont need this
>because I dont
>drive the car in the winter. So what type of battery is going to be the best
>for my needs?
>Thank you!!!


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