Re: [DML] "Professional" Mechanics
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Re: [DML] "Professional" Mechanics

>> Everyone always says the pneumatic impact gun is the most evil thing on 
>> earth for wheels.  That's because no one understands it...

Just as long as the mechanic understands it.

Whenever I get service that requires the wheels to be removed, I 
specifically ask that air-tools be eschewed in favor of a 4-way lug 
wrench.  They never even flinch at this request, and happily honor it; 
some will even use an actual torque-wrench for the final tightening.  I do 
this for all my cars, not just the DeLorean.  Power tools are a wonderful 
thing, but when misused they can cause great damage before the operator 
can even say "oops".

It is almost impossible to cross-thread a lug using manual tools, and a 
lug that was tightened by hand can likely be loosened by hand.

I also will not give my business to a shop that will not permit me to 
witness the work being done:
  "Sorry sir, it's our policy that customers are not permitted in the work 
  "Oh, well, sorry, it's my policy to go somewhere else!"

I must admit, however, that I would trust the major DeLorean vendors to 
know what they are doing.  The few times I hovered over the mechanic at 
DMCH was strictly out of curiosity.

Gus Schlachter
VIN #4695
Austin, TX

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