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

I agree completely, specially in colder, drier climates. I have used 
a graphite lubricant that comes in a powder. It won't break anything 
free that's already froze, but will keep moving parts free in tight 
spaces such as key holes. Anyone have other suggestions?


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Qumefox <qumefox@xxxx> wrote:
> 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
> http://badger.brazi.net/delorean/
> (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@xxxx>
> >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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