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



I never said NOT to try to improve your "D". What I AM trying to 
point out is that there is a very limited amount of improvement to 
be gained by buying expensive "performance" parts. In many cases 
there will be NO improvement. You really have to look at it as 
a "bang-for-the-buck" kind of equation. You can spend a little to 
get a little and you can spend a lot and get a little too! Be very 
suspicous of big claims for ANY device. An example of real gains can 
be seen with synthetic oil. It has been documented by independant 
labs that you CAN get as much as 10 extra HP by converting to 
synthetic oil. Of course much depends on your individual car but in 
this case the gains ARE real. Small, but real. Air filters are also 
another simple bolt-on that has documented gains. Again, small,but 
measureable. Measureable does not mean you will notice it in 
driving! For too many owners I can give a tip that costs NOTHING but 
can improve gas mileage, safety, and handling. CHECK YOUR TIRE 
PRESSURES!
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "welmoedj" <joe.dalton@...> wrote:
>
> 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 
> cost. 
> 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.
> 
> Welmoed.
> 
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@> 
> wrote:
> >
> > 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! 
> Now, 
> > 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 
> brake 
> > 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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