[DML] Re: Steering problem
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[DML] Re: Steering problem



My guess about why the mesh is breaking is probably from fatigue.
There does not appear to be any corrosion or accident damage. If you
have a really bad vibration from bad tires or a bent rim you would
induce a lot of vibration and maybe that is the cause. Another
possability is if someone pulled down really hard on the steering
wheel it can cause it to break at the weak points. I consider this a
design defect. It is not supposed to break like this. The mesh was
made so it could collapse, not break. I see no problem with a proper
weld repair. It should have no effect on the collapsabilty of the
mesh. The main thing is that it requires removal and disassembly to
properly weld and paint. Liability is a whole other issue. If
liability is that big a problem how can anyone repair anything.
Besides, I never had anyone come back complaining about their
parachute not opening (if you know what I mean)! A repaired column has
to be safer than a broken one! BTW since you have to remove it to
repair it you will probably be replacing the bushing. If you watch the
video that was shown to the Dealers the Delorean was supposed to allow
the occupants to survive a 40 MPH head-on collision with a wall and be
able to walk away. At least that is what was intended. So was the
plastic body and frame.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "James Espey" <james@...> wrote:
>
> Mike Babb just replaced his, and I imagine he will chime in here, too.
> We had a big discussion over at DMChelp.com on this very subject.
> 
> http://dmchelp.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/74710579/m/3581067061/p/1
> 
>









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