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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 3036

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Topics in this digest:

1. RE: Re: Trans problem-violent shake
From: <rob_at_dml_pjgrady.com>

2. DeLorean Engine on eBay?
From: "conundrum1984" <jeepno1_397_at_dml_hotmail.com>





Message: 1
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2005 18:34:51 -0500
From: <rob_at_dml_pjgrady.com>
Subject: RE: Re: Trans problem-violent shake

Dani,

I should have checked my records before responding. You only replaced the disc (New Valeo) and an axle seal at the time. Had you spoken directly to me at that time about an oil leak I would have suggested that the leak was likely coming from the input shaft seal and would have advised you to split the cases, sleeve the contact area, and change all of the seals and gaskets.
Unfortunately that is probably what you will have to do to prevent another recurrence of this problem. I do think I suggested replacing the complete clutch but don't recall a discussion about oil leakage. We recently did this exact repair, about the same time you did yours, to another daily driver and it solved the exact same problem. This time however you will probably need to replace the complete clutch and grind/machine the flywheel if you want it to last and be smooth. While you're in there I'd also suggest double pinning the second gear shift fork for added longevity. The loads on your clutch and driveline are a little different in both second (Is that a rolling shift or from a dead stop?) and especially reverse so that does not eliminate the likelihood of an oil fouled disc. The engine rear main seal is an unlikely suspect as the disc is shielded from the seal by the flywheel and I've never seen it foul the clutch. I would replace it while you're there anyway or Murphy's Law will kick in and you know what your next problem will be! Sorry for the gloomy diagnosis but I am pretty confident it's the right one.

Rob Grady,

P.J.Grady Inc. 

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From: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com [mailto:dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of stainlessilusion
Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2005 5:30 PM
To: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com
Subject: [DML] Re: Trans problem-violent shake

Rob-new or reconditioned?-you tell me, I got the clutch disc from you (along with other misc. transmission gaskets/parts) and I'm not quite sure if it was new or reconditioned. I bought and installed a new disc and pressure plate a little over a year ago. The disc would still be in there but when my transmission leaked the oil all over the disc, there was no point in replacing a new pressure plate so I just put in the new disc from you (Rob). My questions is-why is this suddenly happening? Why not last month, or the month before (I didn't JUST put the clutch in and it's just suddenly happening after the work) why isn't it happening in reverse or second gear and why is my pedal height the same... These were all reasons I didn't think of the clutch as a problem. Can a reconditioned clutch have such a short life? I'd understand if I was racing around burning the clutch all the time (even then it should last a long time) but that's hardly the case for me-the hardest it's seens is now when I have to start in second instead of first. My flywheel seems to be fine, not worn and had no scoring so I didn't se a reason to get it cut. -----dani

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com, <rob_at_dml_p...> wrote:
>
> Mike,
> 
> I agree with your assessment that it's probably the clutch.
Chattering is
> common if the flywheel was not ground to match the new disc. Rebuilt
discs
> sometimes chatter as well. Dani did you replace the pressure plate
and did
> you use a new or reconditioned disc?
> 
> Rob Grady,
> 
> P.J.Grady Inc.67.13.12/194 - Release Date: 12/7/2005
>









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Message: 2
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2005 21:39:49 -0000
From: "conundrum1984" <jeepno1_397_at_dml_hotmail.com>
Subject: DeLorean Engine on eBay?

http://tinyurl.com/8n6ae

Scroll down to the description.  They say they have the whole engine 
too if anyone is interested.  I emailed them and got two pics.  From 
the pics you can see the intake manifold on backwards, air/fuel unit 
missing and the timing cover has a chunk out of it.  Also, the crank 
pulley looks a little deformed.  Or it might just be the pic.  They 
want $750 + shipping.  Anyone need parts?

Matt
VIN: 2953







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