Re: [DML] Re: How well do your DeLoreans start?
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Re: [DML] Re: How well do your DeLoreans start?



Well John... this is one of those things that very often gets confusing. 
Some will tell you to warm the engine up before you drive it, some will say 
drive it right away. It's kind of like the discussion about oil. The point 
here is that the engine gets much better lubrication while being driven and 
idling is really not healthy for it. Idling cold is really bad for the 
engine. I've spent some time working in a lab that did tests on automotive 
oils and lubrication systems. What I have learned is that driving the car 
'lightly' as soon as possible is much much better for the engine that 
letting it idle. By driving the car the engine warms up much quicker than 
while idling. This shortens the cold running time greatly.
Also check out the DeLorean Owners Manual, page 15, middle column. Here's as 
exact quote:

Warming Up
When the engine is cold, drive the car as soon as the engine has started. Do 
not warm up the car by allowing it to idle for long periods with the car 
stationary.

Hope this explains it

Greetings from Poland!

Tom Niemczewski
vin 6149 (in Poland!)
tomciodmc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
www.deloreana.com


----- Original Message ----- 
> You mention that "The best for the engine is to start driving as soon
> as the engine is running and I do that every time".
> I've never heard that before? Anyone else?
>
> John
>
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Tom Niemczewski" <tomciodmc@xxxx>
> wrote:
>>
>> Hi
>>
>> My DeLorean will start on the first try every time regardless of
> the
>> temperature of the engine and the weather. 





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