[DML] Re: steering wheel lock - unlocked
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[DML] Re: steering wheel lock - unlocked

Hi everyone.

I just joined the list a few days ago, and bought my first Delorean roughly a week ago. It's an 81 with roughly 37k miles but that's not why i'm writing this message.

While I haven't had alot of experience with Deloreans (other than redoing a headliner in one about 10 years ago when I worked an an upholstry shop) I can give some advice about using WD-40. While WD-40 is a wonderful substance, never ever ever use it as a lubricant in this fashion..
WD-40 becomes basicly a hard laquer when it dries, and if it dries between two pieces of metal, they will cease to move. If you've ever used WD-40 on the steering lock before, this is likly the reason it froze up in the first place. When you want parts to keep moving, your best off using a good grease or machine oil, depending on what your trying to accomplish. WD-40 is good for breaking stuff loose, but not for keeping stuff loose.

Chris Murley
VIN# 03209
(not a lot here yet other than a few pics I took shortly after getting the car and starting to work on it. But by the end of the week i'll have it updated with a real site listing my current progress on getting it back on the road, planned work to do in the future(when its not 100F outside :P ), and expenses to date.)

>Message: 24
>   Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 15:47:56 -0000
> From: "joopnoordzij" <noordzy@xxxxxxxxx>
>Subject: Re: steering wheel lock - unlocked
>Thank you all for your advice.
>I finally managed to unlock the steering lock. After removing the
>plastic housing, spraying even more WD40,

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