[DML] Re: transmission
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I'm curious about the failure mode on the 5-speed. What broke? 

If the mainshaft nut backed off and drilled a hole in the back cover, 
that's a pretty common failure that isn't based on driving style 
(just sloppy assembly at the factory). I've seen several of those 
now, and a couple more that were getting close but had not come 
completely unscrewed. The nice thing is that it's a pretty easy fix 
and you often can do it without even taking the transmission out of 
the car. 

It's pretty hard to break a stock trans with a stock engine, although 
driving it with the stock clutch line in place can beat up the 
sliding gears pretty good. 

Dave Swingle

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@...> 
wrote:
>
> Just a hint here but your driving technique may be the cause, not 
the
> transmissions! The automatic is easy to "beat up" but the 5-speed 
can
> take a lot of abuse behind a stock PRV and not get busted! Putting 
any
> other transmission into a Delorean is a pretty large (read 
expensive)
> undertaking. Your "best" choice now, since you have converted the 
car
> to manual, is to rebuild or replace the manual transmission and 
modify
> your driving style. Depending on how "busted up" the 5-speed is it 
may
> be repairable. If it is not, a manual transmission is not all that
> expensive. Go look over at dmcnews.com for parts.
> David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757
> > --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "mydmc5898" <mydmc5898@> wrote:
> >
> > just wanted to know, I have gone through my second 
transmission.... 
> > long long story.... 1st was an automatic, converted it to a 5-
speed... 
> > both busted.... AHHHHHHHHH anywah are there any other 
transmissions 
> > that would fit in the car, something a little more reliable and 
> > something that may be easy to find and be able to attach to the 
> > PRV.... everything else is oginal... and I wanted to keep the 
stick 
> > shift configuration....
> > 
> > 
> > Thanks for any help,
> > Darryl
> > VIN 5898








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