[DML] Re: Bolt On Performance.
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[DML] Re: Bolt On Performance.

To avoid lengthy discussions that will result in WILL and WILL NOT 
battles I reply only one more time.

Recalls are no improvements that can be selected or ignored. They are 
a must to assure safety and reliability. No more, no less.

Both of you tend to ignore the fact that there are parts that really 
can improve handling, quality and performance even of the engine. 
They raise the level of one's pleasure in driving, often at little 
Owners that really want their car to outperform other cars need to 
spend quite a lot of money ($K levels). Those may fall in the 
category that buy stage III or go where Martin Gutkowski is heading?
This applies to old and new cars alike, young and old(er) owners.
E.g. the guys that own pepped Hondas etc.

I am not going for a concours car. However I do not want to put a 
muscle car engine in my D either. Somewhere in between is the area 
that I fit in. Improve my joy in driving the D by doing the little 
things that help handling and improve its overall performance.

Regarding Bill Robertsons input, I am not alone in this vision.
Though I recognize your expertise in regard with the D, it seems to 
me you're stuck in the proverbial circle of keeping it stock.
So stick to your "religion", but I am not a believer in your flock.
Your "elderly" word is not taken for granted by me, but each time 
weighed for its value and usefulness to achieve my goal.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@...> 
> My point EXACTLY! Too many times someone will replace old, worn out 
> parts with some new "performance" part. They get a big difference 
> and give all of the credit to the "performance" part when in fact 
> ANY new part would have given the same improvement. This is NOT the 
> way to compare stock vs performance parts. In the real world it is 
> rare to be able to bolt on a part and get much if any improvement 
> over stock. If it was that easy the factory would have done it! 
> with that said there ARE some things that can help. Better air 
> filters, synthetic oil, fuel additives, Water Wetter, and the many 
> upgrades that fix the known and common Delorean problems including 
> the recalls are things that can improve the car. Braided steel 
> hoses and clutch lines are a "bolt-on" that can give a lot of 
> improvement.
> David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Marc Levy <malevy_nj@> wrote:
> >
> > Not to downplay any "bolt on" performance upgrade, but
> > most of these upgrades are done at a point where the
> > old NOS parts are worn out anyway.
> > 
> > Do you know that you would not have gotten the same
> > improvement if you had replaced the
> > plugs/wires/coil/cap/rotor with new "stock" parts?
> > 
> > 
> > --- welmoedj <joe.dalton@> wrote:
> > 
> > > Harold,
> > > why would you put something in between "old" stuff
> > > to get some gain, 
> > > when replacing old parts with better performing
> > > parts will really 
> > > improve? I have replaced coil and cables by Johns
> > > 40kV coil and MSD 
> > > cables. Result: 2 more kilometers per liter (approx
> > > 5 Mi per gallon).
> > > 
> > > Furthermore my car has more spunk even at lower
> > > speeds, but performs 
> > > awfully better at higher rpms. I guess a quarter
> > > mile now probably 
> > > would bring blush on muscle cars now :D
> > > 
> > > And I have to agree on Johns prices: Nology over
> > > here (Europe) costs 
> > > some 400 US Dollar! My set from John only 172
> > > including shipping.
> > > I rest my case.
> > > 
> > > Welmoed.
> > > 
> > >
> > 
> > 
> >        
> > 
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