Re: [DML] Re: How well do your DeLoreans start?
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

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 

Hope this explains it

Greetings from Poland!

Tom Niemczewski
vin 6149 (in Poland!)

----- 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. 

To address comments privately to the moderating team, please address:

For more info on the list, tech articles, cars for sale see

To search the archives or view files, log in at 
Yahoo! Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:

<*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:

Home Back to the Home of PROJECT VIXEN

Copyright 2006  All rights reserved.

Opinions expressed in posts reflect the views of their respective authors.
DMCForum Mailing List Archive  DMCNews Mailing List Archive  DMC-UK Mailing List Archive