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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 2310
Date: Saturday, November 06, 2004 6:13 PM

There are 3 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Re: Timing Gear Cover Leaking...Backfiring?
From: "content22207" <>

2. Re: Texas DeLorean Owners/Enthusiasts
From: kevin creason <>

3. Re: Inlet manifold (PCV)
From: "content22207" <>

Message: 1
Date: Sat, 06 Nov 2004 04:11:19 -0000
From: "content22207" <>
Subject: Re: Timing Gear Cover Leaking...Backfiring?

You have to move the whole fuel/air mixture unit out of the way, or
out of the car altogether if you ever want to remove the ignition

Bill Robertson

>--- In, "John Hervey" <john_at_dml_s...> wrote:
> Matt, You don't have to pull the intake.
> John Hervey
> [moderator clarification - I believe that he means you only have to
lift the fuel distributor out of the way, not the whole intake--dave]


Message: 2
Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2004 18:15:24 -0800 (PST)
From: kevin creason <>
Subject: Re: Texas DeLorean Owners/Enthusiasts

Tell me it's next Thursday... that's what I wrote in
my calendar.
And in fact, is what is on the DOT page:

See you there! Apparently, I need to RSVP.

--- Pete Berveiler <> wrote:

> So how did the meeting go?  I was unable to attend
> due
> to work commitments.


Message: 3
Date: Sat, 06 Nov 2004 04:01:11 -0000
From: "content22207" <>
Subject: Re: Inlet manifold (PCV)

PCV into the manifold is definitely not optional, otherwise liquid oil
will be sucked backwards into the intake (just like a clogged PCV
valve). If you don't like the cold start tube/calibrated nipple
sticking up you could replace them with a traditional PCV valve into
the back of the intake rails for a cleaner installation (is an unused
1/4" threaded port at the bottom of the driver's rail. Turn the oil
filler cap around). I'm running a PCV valve into my carburetor with
excellent results. Be sure to seal the unused cold start tube port in
the manifold to avoid a major vacuum leak.

Charcoal canister is of course optional. 

Bill Robertson

>--- In, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty_at_dml_w...> wrote:
> I think you are refering to the brass pipe that is held to the intake
> manifold with 1 bolt and does bend up to a point near the oil
> filler/breather. It is the cold-start pipe. The cold start valve sits
> on top of it. I guess you won't need the cold start valve although you
> could use it and not mess up the EFI. You can just leave it there
> wired up the way it was and it should run fine (It only operates when
> the motor is cold and cranking anyway). If you do care to remove it
> you will have to make some provision for the other 2 connections that
> go there. The breather for the crankcase and the port for the charcoal
> cannister. These connections are metered, ie, the fittings they
> connect to have very small holes so they get only a limited amount of
> vacuum. The Delorean does not have a PCV valve like most, the
> crankcase is kept under a negative pressure without a valve, instead
> it just has a metering hole.
> David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757


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