Re: [DML] Struts
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Re: [DML] Struts



When I picked my Delorean after a years long worth of restoration, I 
was dissapointed in the fact that the doors didn't open up like I 
remembered, same with my hood. I thought this was unnacceptable and 
that a new set of struts should be tried. Sure enough th doors flew 
up and bounced nicely. I am also in Michigan, my doors still fly up 
perfect even in 50 degree temp. I have a feeling there are reject 
struts for sale unknowingly at the various vendors or may just be 
too old.  I have a friend with new DMCH struts, his doors droop. I 
have new DMCH struts and they operate perfect. Specialty Auto says 
they have the best around and they are warranteed for 5 years. I 
would buy a couple sets to try. I am anxious to read your new post 
regarding the outcome. I bet you will uncover the mystery of the 
drooping doors. The torsion bar should not be touched unless you 
have exhausted every option.

Question thou, When cleaning the inside of my windows, sometimes I 
hold the door down half way, I noticed oil/gas spew from the piston. 
I am sure this takes a little life away from the piston when this 
happens. 
Byron

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Lacy <heylacy@xxxx> wrote:
>
> Hi, I bought a set of new struts earlier this year. The temp was 
55 and one door drooped lower than the other, so I switched them and 
the opposite door drooped. The vender says I need to adjust rods but 
I  think I got a odd match set of struts. Do  you think I should ask 
for a repacement strut before I fool with door rod adjustments? 
Should I send them back for refund and buy temperature adjusted 
struts? I'm in Mich. and the temp went to 55 and they are drooping 
already. Looks really low tech when getting out somewhere. One more 
thing, I had a chance to switch my new struts with another D owner  
and  his worked fine on my car. Why don't all newer cars' struts 
droop in cold weather?  Thanks for listening, any advice would be 
helpful, lacy
> 
> 
> mike.griese@xxxx wrote:Nope - simple gas laws state that a gas has 
lower pressure at lower 
> temperature.
> 
> --
> Mike
> 
> 
> -------------- Original message from "gbsdelorean" : --------------
 
> 
> 
> > Dear Owners 
> > Was looking at a Delorean and the owner said that the doors 
droop in 
> > winter because the struts are gas filled and set for 72 degrees, 
temps 
> > much below that will cause
>








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