Subject:[DML] Digest Number 3002
Date:29 Nov 2005 01:54:31 -0000

There are 7 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Heavy Door
From: "David Teitelbaum" <>

2. RE: DMC in Houston auction
From: "robert parker" <>

3. Re: Idle is lousy until it hits about 105 degrees in engine
From: "David Teitelbaum" <>

4. Re: Automatic Transmission Shifter Indication Plate
From: "Dave" <>

5. Technical Manual?
From: "Tom Tait" <>

6. Re: DeLoreans and Tow dollys
From: "John Macias" <>

7. Re: DMC Club (Chicago) Winter Brunch - December 4, 2005
From: "d_rex_2002" <>

Message: 1
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 15:03:20 -0000
From: "David Teitelbaum" <>
Subject: Heavy Door

You can look at the torsion bar to see if it is broken. It is the bar
that runs across the top of the door past the rear hinge. Not likely
it is broken but possible. More common is a worn out strut. Just
switch it with the other door and see what happens. There is also a
strut test over at to check if you just need struts or a
torsion bar adjustment or both. If the struts are over 5 years old
just replace them both on the doors. Right now I would try a set from
Toby. His are supposed to be temperture compensating so the doors
won't sag when it gets cold and they won't fly up when it is hot.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In, "Pasquale Lombardi" <pasquale.nj_at_dml_v...>

>> Hello Dave.
>> My driver side door has become VERY HEAVY.
>> I hate to think that something happened to the torsion bar.
>> When the hydraulic piston goes bad, does the door become Very Heavy?
>> If you suspect the piston, who sells the best ones?
>> Thanks Dave.
>> Pat in NJ.
>> Car in UNION, NJ
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: []On

Behalf Of

>> Martin Gutkowski
>> Sent: Monday, November 28, 2005 6:35 AM
>> To:
>> Subject: Re: [DML] Re: Jumping Out of 5th Gear
>>> > Let's not forget the 5th gear retaining nut backing off. I know of 3
>>> > cars in this country that've suffered this fate, my own included,
>>> > and the gearbox specialist we use has seen many UN1's with the
>>> > same issue.  The Lotus guys know about it as do the Alpine guys.
>>> > It's one of those "very rare, but it happens" problems!
>>> > 
>>> > All UN1/369 gearbox parts are still available from Renault....
>>> > at a price.
>>> > 
>>> > Martin
>>> > DMC Ltd
>>> >
>> [long quote trimmed by moderator]


Message: 2
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 16:32:08 +0000
From: "robert parker" <>
Subject: RE: DMC in Houston auction

    Greetings all;   Kruse is having an auction of cars from the John 
O'Quinn collection at the Reliant
Center in Houston Dec. 9,10,& 11.    I noticed a 1982 Delorean is being 
offered at No Reserve. That should be interesting.  I imagine more info can 
be obtained at         Any one interested?       Drive Stainless 
  Robert    VIN 6924


Message: 3
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 14:57:59 -0000
From: "David Teitelbaum" <>
Subject: Re: Idle is lousy until it hits about 105 degrees in engine

I would start with the Control Pressure Regulator. Make sure all the
vacuum connections are not leaking or knocked loose. Make sure the
electrical plug is on tight. YOu could check the screen under one of
the fuel line fittings to make sure it is clean. The regulator can be
disassembled and repaired but the safest way to go is to get a rebuilt
unit. Wires inside burn up but they are repairable if yu are handy.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In, deloreanernst_at_dml_a... wrote:

>> I'm having a little problem connecting with phone help at my usual


>> lately so I put it to the list:  My D starts reasonably well, idling

at  around 

>> 850, then after about 2 or 3 minutes, or when I brake to a stop sign

 at the 

>> end of my street, it starts to cough, backfire and stumble.  More gas


Message: 4
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 17:35:13 -0000
From: "Dave" <>
Subject: Re: Automatic Transmission Shifter Indication Plate

Hey Steve...

For clarification, are you talking about the slider or the entire Top
and Lower Quadrant plate?

The Quadrant plate has plastic tabs, two on the left, and two on the
right, that hold it onto the metal "Gaiter".  The Gaiter is the metal
piece that has the two screws you removed.  Reach under the gaiter and
gently push those tabs in to remove the plate.

If you are talking about the slider...put the E-brake on.  Lift up the
back end (the side where the screw holes are) of the gaiter up, and
carefully slide the shifter into 2nd gear.  You should see the slider
come back, and make sure it doesn't tuck underneith the center
console...pull it up and out.  Pop up the plastic quadrant plate, and
carefully work the slider out of the gaiter.  Careful with the
slider...those things tend to break very easily.  If you do break it,
let me know.  I can tell you were to get a new more robust version for
a few bucks.

I hope that desciption makes sense.  Shoot me an e-mail if you need
more details.

Dave Jacobs

--- In, "Steve" <p2freak_at_dml_y...> wrote:

>> Group,
>> I am having trouble removing the shift indication plate that shows
>> what gear you are in.  The plate is at the forward end of the center
>> console.  
>> According to the archives,  one should be able to just pull the thing
>> backwards to detach.  I've removed two screws securing the plate and
>> the AC facia before trying to pull it lose.  Maybe some of the
>> automatic Delorean owners who has removed center console can drop some
>> hints.
>> Thanks.
>> Steve
>> VIN#04421


Message: 5
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 10:22:53 -0800
From: "Tom Tait" <>
Subject: Technical Manual?

 I have my workshop manual purchased from a vendor, my parts manual,
technical bulletins and wiring diagram printed from online PDFs, and a
new owners manual for the glovebox courtesy of eBay - but what about the
Technical Manual? 

What information is in it and is it available Online?



Message: 6
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 17:38:23 -0000
From: "John Macias" <>
Subject: Re: DeLoreans and Tow dollys

U-Haul has some good information on loading our cars onto their Auto-


-- In, "Videobob Moseley" <videobob_at_dml_h...> 

>> Also, if you DO decide to rent a tow dolly, do NOT tell them it is 

for a 

>> "DeLorean", they will not rent it to you because they will tell you 

the car 

>> won't fit on it right - and they are correct.
>> Tell them it is a Honda Accord or something.
>> Of course, you won't be covered if there is an accident.
>> Tow dollys are risky.
>> If you have the pulling power use a flatbed, or the 

thing is 

>> you can.
>> - VB
>>> >From: "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty_at_dml_o...>
>>> >Reply-To:
>>> >To:
>>> >Subject: [DML] Re: DeLoreans and Tow dollys
>>> >Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2005 22:35:59 -0000
>>> >
>>> >I have and have used a tow dolly. Some of the disadvantages are:
>>> >Some highways do not allow you on them with it
>>> >The towed vehicle MUST be insured and registered
>>> >You cannot use it on an automatic car unless you remove the half-




Message: 7
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 18:52:09 -0000
From: "d_rex_2002" <>
Subject: Re: DMC Club (Chicago) Winter Brunch - December 4, 2005

The DeLorean Midwest Connection will be holding their Winter Brunch
on Sunday, December 4, 2005.  If you are a DeLorean owner, DeLorean
enthusiast or just considering finding out more information about
the DeLorean automobile, you will want to attend our club's Winter
Brunch and consider joining the club for next year, for the inside,
first hand information about the DeLorean 25th Anniversary events
in the Chicago area, in June 2006.  Current memebers will also be
voting for club officers/executives, for 2006 and beyond.

Although the club is based around the Chicago area, we have members
far and wide, and a few plan to travel a few hundred miles, just to
attend this Winter Brunch.  If you want more information about the
the DMC Club, check out our website:

For more details about the Winter Brunch or about upcoming events
planned for the DeLorean 25th Anniversary celebration, contact me
(Rich W) at the following email address:  Rich [at]
Again, anyone considering joining our club can attend this Brunch.

Rich W.

DMC Club (Chicago) Car Show / Events Coordinator


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