[DML] Re: Treatment of Newbies (was: Leaving The Group)
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[DML] Re: Treatment of Newbies (was: Leaving The Group)



Well, in the newbie's defense, lack of confidence is probably the main 
factor in seeking help. Rightfully so I think. Fear of doing something 
wrong and causing more or greater problems, adding to the "break-down" 
risk and excessive expense are legitimate concerns if you are unsure of 
what you are doing. Many of us "old-timers" see some of the issues as 
simple when in reality they are complex issues or at least may appear 
incomprehensible to someone looking at a DeLorean for the first time.

Experience is a great confidence builder. Some of the common problems 
in a DeLorean need to have an experienced mechanic instructing or doing 
the work in order to avoid costly and even dangerous outcomes.

I'll help when I can - but I encourage "newbies" to visit the nearest 
DMC service center or an experienced DMC mechanic.

Harold McElraft - 3354


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@...> wrote:
>
> I agree that many things repeat. In the summer we get the A/C
> questions. The newbies want to know about the doors and their most
> urgent problems. Many could do more if they read the manual or tried a
> search. The newer ones just are not aware of what we take for granted
> as common and usual. Maybe they just need confirmation for what they
> already know. I post to them because some people just don't ask and it
> helps to refresh everyone's memory. From time-to-time we come up with
> newer solutions by reposting old problems. Or at least different ways
> to see them. How would you feel if you were a newbie, thrilled to
> finally have 



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